Hi, my name's Sasha.
I'm 22 and I've decided to pick up drawing. I've no formal education, and yes, I'm an absolute noob. So, I beg your patience and indulgence.
I really want to begin learning the basics, but I don't know where to start so I will be grateful any book recommendations and references.
As I'm only learning, I'll be posting all my progress, good and bad. Hopefully, this thread will help me with my self-discipline... which I obviously lack.
Any constructive criticism is welcome.
Here are some old sketches I found. I think I did them when I was 16-18 years old. Of course there were much more, but I'm very self-critical and usually throw away everything I draw.
an unfinished self-portrait:
and some pencil drawings of my hands: