After quite some time of lurking on these boards I have decided to post some of my own work.
To make a long story short, I have struggled with my art for years -- putting it off most of my life as I never thought I would get anywhere with it and became terribly uninspired.
All of that changed after meeting my wife Anja. She has been my muse ever since.
I was in a cast recently as the result of being hit in a head on collision from someone driving drunk. For four months for my broken wrist (dominant one, of course) prevented me from being able to persue my art. It has now been off for about a month and amidst all of the specialists I see to correct my injuries I have been feverishly catching up with all of the lost years and taking it seriously.
I am hoping to build up enough works soon to compile a portfolio and get out on the scene.
Anyway, on to the art work.
Disclaimer: Please excuse the terrible quality of these scans, I was using my friend's multipurpose scanner/printer/fax and discovered a few things. First, I discovered that HB pencil doesnt scan well on cheap scanners (my other pencils were stolen) and secondly, multipurpose scanner combos are bad ideas. Considering I do not have my own scanner, I cannot complain.
Here is one of my first serious sketch in many years. First one since my wrist has been freed. One hour foot study:
One hour study from reference. Trying to get better with contours and simple blocks of shade:
Most recent one from just a few nights ago. 2 hour study from reference:
Many of the pencil tones are missing from these images. I am going to try to hunt down a scanner more suitable to use. I have some more images to post if anyone would be interested in seeing them, along with paintings, etc.
Any feedback, comments, or critiques would be most appreciated.