My name is Val, I'm 21, and I've been drawing since I was very young, but I never really had the motivation or drive to follow it as a career path. Not until I saw this website, I think I ran across it in highschool, 3 years ago, but never looked at it as much as I do now. Really been an inspiration, so I found an old sketchbook, and went to the library to get a used drawing manual. Found one by Victor Perard, seemed like a good one to get me started.
I started working for GM right out of highschool (at a metal fabrication plant), and now I'm probably going to get laid off. So I'm going to my local community college for their art program, while I'm on layoff.
Now before I go on rambling, I'll post some some old drawings and paintings & sculptures to show you where I was and how far I've fallen. And then I'll add some of the sketches I did today & yesterday.