Even though I lack the proper motivation and skills to keep in step with those who post every piece of art produced, often on a daily or weekly basis, I decided to go ahead and begin this thread. I deeply regret losing my original thread that showcased my journey of how I began studying drawing on my own, before I entered an Atelier 2 years ago. However, what is done is done. I, as we all, must begin again each day as if it were the first.
I have been attending the School of Representational Art in Chicago, IL for 2 years. It has been quite a journey, one that required a great deal of faith. However, I am here and I am very very thankful to the Lord for what I have learned and gained thus far as well as excited about where this journey will lead.
I am about to begin studying again, entering my 3rd year at the atelier. I am just beginning painting and a 100% complete newbie in this area. This should be an interesting year.
As I progress, I hope to be an encouragement to others as well as provide any useful tips. Though I do not post much, I often read through other artist threads and find many extremely encouraging and insightful. We do not have enough time to waste to make all the mistakes ourselves so it is immensely important to study the trials and errors of others to save ourselves time and a great deal of frustration (though that will come anyways, but hopefully we will receive less of it).
I plan on keeping this thread updated, even if it is not every day or week. I will post images I have done over the last 2 years exclusively at SORA, as well as many images done previous to SORA.