I am hoping this is the first step in a journey that leads to a better life. The last time I took any serious art classes was in high school which was many years, drinks, etc etc. ago.
In the meantime I somehow ended up in a technical helpdesk profession where the most creative thing I can do is help someone set up their signature in Outlook. So one day at work while I was contemplating just how far I would have to jab my pencil into my head to find peace, it occurred to me that there might be a better use for my pencil and my life. That was about six months ago.
Finding time to draw has been difficult and progress as been slow on my own so I hope that some feedback from other artists can help nudge me along the right path. Sometimes this seems like a very solitary endeavor. I am slowly getting use to drawing on a Wacom, but it definitely takes some getting use to.
I have started out working on value sketches as I hope they will show where I am weak in knowledge. Please feel free to offer any critiques, hints or exercises. I am always so pumped up when I start a drawing with great ideas and grand visions in my head, but soon seem to flounder.
Below is an hour sketch, without reference, completed tonight.
Thanks in advance and best regards,