long story short:
*I drew (from imagination) a lot growing up
*slowed down a few years ago as I got into photography
*stopped completely somewhere between 2 and 3 years ago
*have recently decided to get back into it.
I was never a very strong observational drawer but I plan to change that with at least 3 drawings from life each week (aiming for everyday but don't want to over commit haha)
My aim for this sketchbook is to update at least twice a week, improve my observational drawing and learn a few different traditional mediums.
Feel free to tear everything I do apart piece by piece, I have quite the thick skin. I know how much time it takes to leave advice for somebody and I really appreciate anything that people can offer me on the path to enlightenment.
To start things off, I made a swatch page of my watercolour pencils following the advice of someone on youtube, it was a valuable exercise. I also did a (fairly poor) value chart of my sketching pencils while watching something terrible on TV.
Then I made the mistake of trying to do a banana still life using watercolour. I might stick with graphite/charcoal for a little while haha. It looks like a banana, but it doesn't look much like the banana I was looking at, nor does it look like it's sitting on anything. The banana didn't even taste good to add insult to injury. Also chucked in an exercise some friends and I do to pass time - friends draw random shapes in my sketchbook and I turn them into things, usually badly proportioned faces.
I will start putting up some observational drawings and studies from posemaniacs either today or tomorrow.
I promise less text from now on and more drawings, thanks for looking.
disclaimer: sorry for ruining your eyes/brain/day - I'll get there eventually.