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I decided to make a thread to throw my work into as I felt bad pushing down other people's more polished ( better ) works in the doodle thread. I'll just put my latest stuff in here from now on.
Any criticism, tips, or constructive opinions would be greatly appreciated. Seriously. I don't give a shit about a pat on the back, I just want to get better.
Some personal background; I'm 40 years old and I abandoned art altogether for the last 20 years. Why? ...I don't really know. I could blame a severe case of lack of self confidence, coupled with depression, anxiety, pressure to get a real job and pay bills, etc. But honestly, excuses are all just so much self-serving bullshit; I was a lazy chickenshit who didn't think he was good enough and didn't put in the daily work to get better. This past March I had a moment of crisis/clarity and I started back up again. I sit down to draw now, every day, regardless of how I feel. I gave myself a goal of 2 years to get significantly better. I'm hoping to track my progress with this thread.
About the style; I'm not in love with realism, nor do I have anything against drawing from imagination. It's just that I've always believed that you have to start by trying to get as close to what you see around you before you can evolve into your own unique style. I feel like I still have a lot of work to do before I make that leap.
I'll start the thread with the most recent work completed, all with the last 3 to 4 weeks. I'll also start dating them from this point forward.
Color pencil and ink
Self portrait - Pencil
Self portrait - Ink
Still life - color pencil ( latest, completed 10/1/13 )
Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver.
Situation excellent. I am attacking.
- General Ferdinand Foch