Sketchbook (Please leave a comment so I may improve)
My name is Phil and I have recently started drawing, in April. I know it said in the original posting that people of an intermediate level were preferable. But, hopefully you won't mind a complete beginner joining up.
I get a profound enjoyment from drawing. It would be nice to think that with practice and dedication I could get to a stage where I could persue art as career. I feel this is a fair way off, as yet and as such have no detailed plans as to where or how this might work.
I have to balance a full time job, 40 hours a week, with 2 Hour night classes in life drawing(Mon & Tues), watercolours(Wed) and oils(Thrs). These give me some new ideas and techniques but not a great deal of direction. I can't really see my work improving. Or even any kind of consistent skill level emerging. This kinda steals from my motivation to practice with every spare minute I have. Being pretty much self driving I don't really know where I should be going. The people on CA have been great. I thank you all very much for the advice, crits and support ( keep it up PLEASE!).
A closer and more consistent scrutiny of my work would, I feel that, really benefit me. Giving me the direction and nudge to get to where I want to be. Hence the application to Steve.