I've been meaning to make a sketchbook thread on here for some time, so I'm going to start off with some recent pictures and sketch work from the last week or two to show where I'm at. With the exception of a rather lackluster GCSE Art course nearly a decade a ago, I have no formal art education, but in the last six months or so I've decided to kick it up a notch and focus on improvement.
Like pretty much everyone else, I'm here to get better, so concrit is welcomed and encouraged.
Some head sketches done in pen.
Life sketches. The first two are done in charcoal, and the second pair in pencil - the second shoe is a redesign done from imagination based on the first.
Deconstructed figures, done from photos, masters drawings/paintings, and imagination. I did about 75 of these (25 of each), but I'm not prepared to flood this page or waste time scanning the lot, so I just did a broad mixture.
Mini-photostudies done to have a look at how light and colour behave at different times of day.
Quick study, mainly to focus on skin tone.
And to finish up for now, lighting studies done by reusing the same self-portrait sketch - the shading was done hopping between observation and photo-reference.