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August 25th, 2009 #1
Long Road Ahead - Advice Appreciated
After being inspired by other people's sketchbooks and the improvement over time that can be seen in them, I have decided to start my own. I am pretty much a beginner, but I really want to improve my skills. I first started drawing about two years ago. I felt as if I was progressing quickly, but for some reason I stopped after about a month. I started again about two months ago and now I regret having stopped. Two years of consistent work would have helped tremendously. I am posting what I have done so far in chronological order starting with the sketches from my first attempt to learn to draw. Then I will post the sketches from my current attempt.
I am very serious about learning to draw well. When I have reached a decent level I plan to move onto painting while continuing to develop my drawing skills. For the next while I plan to focus on the following:
Still life drawings
Old Master copies
After I have done a few studies of the facial features, the skull and the muscles of the face I will start trying to draw portraits. I will start with a self portrait in a week or two. I will also try to construct the figure or parts of the figure from the imagination in order to put the anatomy I learn into practice. Vilppu's videos will be my guide in this. I will try to attend life drawing sessions as soon and as often as I can.
Please don't hesitate to offer advice or criticism.
Last edited by evandempsey; August 26th, 2009 at 06:55 AM.
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The Older Stuff
Five older drawings
Last edited by evandempsey; August 25th, 2009 at 07:16 AM.
August 25th, 2009 #3
The Older Stuff
The rest of the older drawings
August 25th, 2009 #4
The Newer Stuff
This is when I started to draw again.
August 25th, 2009 #5
More Newer Sketches
As you can see I have found Loomis.
August 25th, 2009 #6
Still pretty much line drawings.
August 25th, 2009 #7
Nice studies so far, keep up the good work
August 25th, 2009 #8
Trying to learn how to handle shadows.
August 25th, 2009 #9
The Last of the Old Sketches
Two value studies and a careful copy of a da Vinci drawing. I will post new work as I complete it.
The man with no name: Thanks, I'm gonna check out your sketchbook.
August 26th, 2009 #10
Wine Bottle and Milk Carton
A fairly dreadful sketch I did this morning. Oh well. I will upload everything for the sake of having a complete document of my progress.
August 26th, 2009 #11
A version of one of Michelangelo's drawings.
August 28th, 2009 #12
An attempt to learn the anatomy of the skull, as promised.
August 29th, 2009 #13
I bought an artist's mannequin yesterday. Just making a few line drawings of it. I've noticed an increase in my ability to judge proportions already. Lots of work still to do.