Hello everyone, I'm new here, sort of. I signed up this account awhile ago, I don't remember when, and I have been occasionally lurking anonymously on this site for a couple years now (ever since Justin Oaksford told me about it), admiring the art here (both the finished pieces and the sketches), and decided I'd finally try to participate. Thought I'd post a little intro about myself here while I'm at it, if you get bored just skip down to my drawings
I'm 18, and a freshman in college. I'm a history major, and I plan to be a high school teacher. I'd like to minor in art though, because I've always been interested in it, but I never took a serious approach. So while art is a hobby for me, I'd still love to improve. I have almost no time spent in art classes, I took one art class in high school and the teachers was not so good, and I'm in an introductory drawing course right now at my university. So, that being said I'm looking forward to learning from all of you here I know I'm not a particularly talented or experienced artist, so don't hesitate to offer direct critiques, that's what I'm looking for and I won't be offended.
EDIT : Went through and made them attachments, sorry about that. Left the descriptions even though they aren't with the pictures anymore, don't think it'll be too hard to match them up though.
Here's some of my slightly older sketches (Between a year and two years old)
Oh, I should note that the reference pics of those are all from Anatomy for the Artist by Sarah Simblet.
Here is a portrait I drew of an athlete I admire, Cal Ripken. This is from February.
And here are some drawings from the class I'm in right now (only a few weeks in) Sorry for the nasty quality, the actual size of these is 18x24 and I can't scan that, so I tried photographing them with not so great results. But hopefully you can get the gist of what I'm doing in class. I'll make sure my next batch of images are of better quality.
Thanks for taking the time to look, I will try to update this a couple times a week, but I have a lot of homework so I don't know if I will keep up with it. I'll try though. And sorry if my post is too wordy, I ramble a bit.