With this thread I'm going for quality through quantity. Instead of just posting here and there, I'm going to fill this thread with my daily work. For a selection of finished works, look here. In this thread you won't find the finished stuff, you'll see the raw material and the grunt-work that goes into the finished pieces.
I've never been much of a sketcher. I've always just approached each piece with a finished product in mind, assembled a host of reference materials, and dived-in, hacking away at it until I put on paper or canvas what I saw previously only with my mind's eye. That's not to say I haven't done hundreds of studies and sketches. I have, but usually they were either material or technique practice runs or an intentionally inconsequential work for the sake of practice.
The exception to this has always been plein air on location painting and from-life studies. I suppose they've been my equivalent of sketching, but nonetheless, my work is screaming for the imaginative confidence that seems to come from a lifetime of sketchbooks and studies. It's rare that I go it no ref (i.e. not from life, model, or photo), but I plan on quite often doing exactly that in this thread.
Thanks for taking a look. Feel free to comment and critique. As the thread grows, I'm going to especially be looking for comments that can recognize overall mistakes in approach or technical ability that I make time and time again.
Thanks for looking. This should be quite a ride. For better or worse, I'll be posting almost daily. I'm not starting this thread off with a selection of older drawings. Instead, I'll begin by posting todays (only) sletchwork as a new dated post.
WARNING THIS THREAD DOES CONTAIN NUDES (lots of em' too)