I'm a [very] long time fan and lurker on the forums. I only recently made the account and it has taken me this long to finally start a sketchbook. Now I'd like to add the obligatory, "I've been way too intimidated to post here," and, "crits are always welcome," statement.
With that out of the way, I'm a 25 year old student and I'm not sure what else to say about myself. I hope to become more active in the CA community when I have enough skill to assist others. Right now, asking me for help would probably be like the blind leading the blind.
So, on to the practices...
I got Photoshop 4 Extended in the mail today (hurray for student pricing!) and this apple is the first thing I did (photo ref on the right).
I spent about two hours on it and it's definitely a work in progress. Just looking at it now I can see a ton of errors that I'm too tired to fix tonight.
Mostly, though, working in photoshop has been a nice change, since I've been following Yoitisi's mentoring threads religiously and practicing straight lines, cubes, perspective, ellipses, and cylinders for hours every day...
EDIT: Oh, and the ref apple is from http://www.morguefile.com/archive/?display=57402&