I've decided to keep a sketchbook for myself to monitor my own progress. I've serious problems with drawing and can proudly boast that I got the worst results among my art class when I was a teen eons ago (partly due to laziness).
Now I'm trying hard and learning to draw in the hope that before I die decades from now, I can at least draw a recognizable sketch of a human face.
As some of you may know, I'm now at chapter 5 (or 6) of Betty Edwards' book and is currently learning contour drawing (that is, drawing and outlines of subjects etc.).
Attached is one of my drawing I did. Now, I would be happy if anyone is able to recognize what it is (no, it's not a military tank).
It took me nearly 3 bloody hours just to come up with this piece of arse and I must admit I kinda got frustrated during the process.
As you can see, the left side of the subject is drawn wrongly (too slanted).
Overall, although I can personally see what it is (since I drew it), I must say I'm not happy at all with the results.
I was intending to draw a very exact and accurate line art version of the subject.
The bending parts of this subject (the area around and below the screws) are particularly hard to draw even when I close one eye.
Pls critique if possible, on the proportions, line, sketch quality, angle, anything.
And I've no ego, so feel free to abuse my drawings if you've a bad day.