Although I've known for a while that art was the career I wanted to head towards, I've unfortunately been distracted by other possible career paths (film directing, acting, fencing, opera, and classical piano to name a few. ). Fortunately life has a funny way of narrowing down one's interests. So lo and behold, I'm back to art! However I've never really had any formal instruction (one or two sad excuses for art classes where I spent more time as the art model than actually drawing....).
All critiques are welcome, and the more the better. I've reached a plateau in my self-instruction and would love to get more advanced. Most everything here is copied from figure studies or photography (I feel I need to learn proper proportion, lighting, and scale before I try doing original pieces). Here goes!