Hello everyone, I've lurked the forums occasionally for a while, amazed at what some people are doing, dreaming of someday being able to draw half as well as some of the people on here.
As a child people around me would disapprove my artistic efforts, leading me to believe people were either born with artistic talent or not. Years later I'd discover this to be completely untrue, great artistry comes from constant practice and dedication. So here I am, on my way to be as best as I can be.
I recently moved out of my mum's house and got a job at a local ad agency to pay the bills, I'm trying to draw daily, and I'm getting to the point where I feel bad if I'm sitting around waiting for something and I don't have my sketchbook with me. I'm also thinking of starting a local sketchgroup so I can stay motivated studying with other people.
I'm here to make friends and watch other artists progress (hopefully along with me), even though right now my art isn't anywhere near where I'd like it to be, I'm willing to put in the blood, sweat and tears to get there. Any crits or any comments at all from you guys would mean the world to me. Thanks for looking!
Portrait of my dog and I.