I've lurked CA for too long. Years. Now I'm making time to participate--I don't think I'll advance much without being part of an art community.
A little about me: I'm a 19 year old guy, going to college to be an electrical engineer/mathematician. I live in Nashville, TN (my house is okay), but can't wait to travel.
I've had two classes in high school of formal art education. I enjoyed it and learned a lot, but I don't think I'll ever take a formal art class again. I feel that I can teach myself at my own pace pretty efficiently. That's the basis of this sketchbook.
My goal is to be able to draw anything from my head successfully.
Additionally, I'd like to master form/shape/line/space/tone/color. As well as the "principles" of art: Balance, unity, composition, etc.
Finally, something I'll be doing on my own time is learning art history. This will be reflected by eventual master studies in my sketchbook.
In the past month or so I've been reading out of the Loomis books. They've helped a lot and I love the 50's style illustration. I love how Loomis explains things and I jive with his philosophies on art. That said, I'm eager to move to different books, namely the ubiquitous Bridgman book/s.
I just scanned about 30 drawings. If you notice something off about the scanning let me know, I don't think I have the brightness/contrast/black and white or grayscale thing down yet. I also did some things in photoshop to enhance contrast. These first fifteen or so are the ones done months ago. I'll post some from last month tomorrow.
That all being said, I welcome any and all criticisms and comments.
Thank you for looking at my sketchbook. =)