Well, I've been lurking for a few weeks now, so I might as well do something a bit more concrete and start a sketchbook. All the cool kids are jumping off that bridge, so I'd better hop to it.
Not much background to share, really. Been drawing for just shy of two years (my "anniversary" of picking up the pencil is next month, actually), and my preference is real media. I've had no luck at all drawing with a mouse, and i've never so much as seen a tablet in use let alone used one. I have a longstanding love for black and white, having spent entirely too much time reading independent comics in the early 90's.
In any case, I'm finding myself more and more drawn to getting serious with my art. I had a short-lived webcomic that I might want to get back to someday, and I've done some work that's probably not bad although hardly up to the standards here. What I've been lacking in though, has been a really solid grounding in the basics. Which leads me here, haunting the forums to soak up knowledge and inspiration.
As to current efforts, I've been going though Burne Hogarth's Dynamic Figure Drawing book, as well as picking away at the courses over at Wet Canvas. I've also been studying Seedling's great perspective tutorial here, and playing with three dimensional forms more. I've signed up for a life drawing class that starts at the end of April at the local art school, and I'm hoping to get myself enough grounding between now and then to really get as much as I can out of it.
Ignore the thumb, start with the next post for actual work in order.