Seeing as I've been advised more than twice to make a McSketchbook, and get cracking on the whole artist thing.. here are my humble beginnings.
Following the advice in Betty Edwards' 'Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain' I did these three exercises to guage my current, relatively uninstructed artistic ability.
I have since discovered that i need to press much harder to stop my scanner from mocking my efforts.. here they are, with brightness/contrast adjustments.
I would ask for crits, but I know that there is so much wrong with them, that crit-ers might not know where to begin.
1) Self portrait using a mirrior
Yes, this is me.. or it would be, with a few billion minor adjustments, and perhaps some major ones. As is, I could probably pass for a B-movie actor.
2) Person from memory
What happened to her face? o.O
3) My Hand
I didn't think this looked too shabby on paper, but my scanner is always happy to spoil the moment. I really need to press harder or else the critics will go blind trying to figure out if there's something on the screen or not..
I tried it with a digital camera, and found the results to be much more forgiving.. Are these supposed to be inserting as thumbs??
And now, a random quotation from Oscar Wilde, on the subject of Absinthe:
“After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were.
After the second, you see things, as they are not.
Finally you see things as they really are,
and that is the most horrible thing in the world.”