I am a bit of a late bloomer, compared to most of the people here. I am 37 years old and just recently started actively chasing my dream to become an artist. I recently (Feb, 2003) enrolled in the Lafayette Atelier . So far, I have been working in graphite and charcoal. I do Bargue studies , Cast Drawings and figure studies there. I generally use the sight size and comparitive measurements or a combination of both. My experiences with this program has been very good. I have learned a lot and continue to learn every time I go into the studio. Probably my biggest struggle has been line values in my line work and porportion, which seems to be working itself out the more I practice. I feel like I am horribly slow at this. I am not sure if its age or ability working against me, but I am trying to work just a little faster each time.
The following is some of my latest work.
Charcoal/Master copy/Bargue Drawing
Just getting the main shadows in here and finding my darkest values.
The Actual Cast I am working from
My most recent portrait study - WIP
I have one more sitting to complete this one. The guitar is giving me trouble.