Hello Ca I've been lurking on the site for a few months now and have finally gotten the guts to open up my own sketchbook thread. As seems to be customary I'll start with a little bit about myself.
My name is elaine and I'm a 36 year old stay at home mum to a 4 year old, maybe a little old to be starting on the road to improve my art but we'll see how it goes. When i was younger I studied art at my local college, and went on to a fashion and textile design course that turned out not to be my real cup of tea and didn't lead anywhere. Through it all though I have kept my love of art, especially fantasy and sci-fi art, drawing pictures for friends and family and just for fun. Lately though I have become inspired to try and improve and hopefully along with the aid of the helpful community at CA I will keep alive my lifelong dream of one day drawing professionaly.
For my first post I've scanned the most recent pages of my sketchbook , a self portrait that failed, some quick still lifes, some face/nose practices from magazines and one of my more interesting hogarth studies. I also have a shedload of loomis head practices and some stuff from anatomy books but i won't bore anyone with that at the moment. Will try to post every day with pretty much all I do but any parents among you will hopefully forgive me if I miss a few days
Crits always welcome
Edit: To get a better thumbnail image Have added the images from this first post to the next one below