To begin, I'm not working to become an artist because I have some innate talent that just can't be denied. I've got two reasons- 1- It's the only thing I can stomach the thought of doing so I'm willing to work hard at it to avoid the, alternatives, and 2- I suck at everything else so I'm going to have to be good at this. I am currently taking "Drawing 1". I took it in 2005 (with ZERO experience before this) and HATED it, I got a good grade but didn't feel like I saw any improvement or learned anything, so I signed up to take it again. My teacher is wonderful, and I believe I've seen great progress in the short time I've been in the class.
My goal is to improve my drawing skills and gain an apprenticeship at a tattoo studio, eventually becoming a tattoo artist and pursuing my personal artistic goals as well. I am also hoping to someday do an entire mixed media exhibition on the Dust Bowl. All of this is quite premature, and I'm quite insecure, and if I talk any longer I'm going to lose my nerve, so I suppose I should get on to the photos...
Preliminary Assignment/Initial SKill Assesment: Self portrait in 30 min
It looks nothing like me, not good!
Preliminary Assignment/ Inittial skil assessment:
Draw your non dominant hand 30 min
Better than the face
Assignment: Draw your hand in an 'interesting' pose
Contour w/ shading
Assignment: Draw your hand holding an object
Better effort! Although I see a million things I'd do better, some of the details are a very encouraging sign of progress
Assignment: Draw a flower
Contour lines w/shading
I got frustrated with this, and in the process it cot completely overworked. I'm tempted to do it again and improve it, but I have 12 more drawings due by sat. (I'm slow!)
Well, that concludes my first time letting people see what I can and can't do! Anyone with tips on photographing my drawings - I implore you to share, as these photos don't really show the sdetail I was hoping for.