I've just started back to drawing after a four year break. I had spent quite some time working on Manga type line art but wasn't producing any quality work. So I took some advice from someone here (can't remember who, sorry) and started to work on real life art to improve my cartooning.
I began Betty Edwards book "Drawing on the right side of the brain" and improvements were forthcoming, unfortunately so were final year exams, a final year project and a new job. And the art ended there.
Since then I have moved to New Zealand and have finally found a job that gives me the weekend off. So amongst other hobbies I have taken to drawing again and dug out a new copy of Betty's book.
So without further ado, here is exercise one part one, the self portrait. Please critic, I need all the help I can get.