Reasons for my sketchbook: I've tried many times over the years to seriously attempt to learn how to draw better since I've always had a small aptitude towards art. I realize now that I cannot keep avoiding this because I am too afraid to fail. I have learned that fear of failing is worse than failing itself, it used to paralyze me and now I am ready to start this art journey again. Improvement is impossible if I am to afraid to start something that I love!
Where I am at now: The bare basics. I'm using Drawing Essentials by Deborah Rockman to help me through. I've begun drawing basic forms and adding easy values to them. Gesture drawing everyday for now, my goal for gesture at the moment is to help with putting life into the characters I will design later on. I do some contour drawings and still life and have just started on learning perspective. My imagination with drawing and art in general is basically empty right now, I don't have enough memory references to draw from I think.
I will start now and end never!