Hey guys, I posted once here a long time ago, but I wanted to start a sketchbook thread in addition to my current plans of trying to really up my drawing game. Some backstory: I completed art school a long time ago and finished up an illustration program. I've kind of fallen out of rigorous drawing since then. I'm currently mostly doing design and layout things, and as part of my plan I do want to start knocking out some portfolio stuff for that. I really want to get a strong portfolio together so I can get out of my current gig, although that one would most likely be design focused rather than illustration focused.
But anyways, I really want to improve my art, I feel like I've stalled pretty hard and haven't been improving. My battle plan right now looks like this (and ideal after work plan):
-Knocking out a lot of gesture drawings/life drawings (60-120 second poses)
-Try and draw something mechanical (something which I'm terrible at)
-Start working my way through the exercises in a few books I have lined up (Loomis, Robertson's Perspective book, and a few others)
I've also been experimenting some more with doing just contour line drawing just to break myself out of my symbol drawing, I'm kind of sick of the way I draw things and I'm trying to add some fresh ideas into my brain.
I'm also hitting a life drawing session once a week, possibly 2 if I have the cash.
I just really want to improve my draftsmanship and then move on to some other stuff like getting better at digital painting. So I turn to you guys for some crits and advice. Here's some stuff from my comeback:
Some inktober doodles, these have been mostly for me to just draw out of my comfort zone subject matter wise.
Some sketches from life
And some paintings.