First off, Hi, I'm Mary from Alaska (in WA atm) and I'm having a quite amazing time getting to know the awesomeness that is CA and the so-cool people who live here. Been lurking since (last month?) yeah last month I think and I think I know enough about how this place operates to start a sketchbook so I will!
I'll say that my reason for starting a sketchbook is so that I feel as if I'm filling up my irl sketchbooks for a purpose rather than just leaving all my drawings squished together looking at the behinds of eachother for the rest of their lives (the current state of my old high school sketchbooks.)
That being said, if you're here and you have something to say please do because I'd love to hear it! I have literally never had anyone in my life who has given me straightforward knowledgeable advice about my art. No wait, I take that back, I took ONE actual month long art class a couple summers ago (Plein Air FTW!) and I fell in love with getting good advice.
I really do have tons to learn and school isn't something that is happening so I'm taking my instruction into my own hands. Let's get this on!
P.S. Am I right in thinking that because I used a reference for this portrait that the copyright belongs to the photographer? Or am I wrong and it belongs to me because I drew it? This is the photo that I used: http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/uOIjG...Dougie+Mandagi