It is always a milestone for me when I finish a sketchbook. The whole reason I choose to invest in books rather than just use printer paper is so I can track my progress- plus for the cost and at the rate I fill them, is it really that expensive?
Being only my second sketchbook, it is largely filled with basic exercises, a few ‘finished’ drawings and a couple of aborted pages. Dated January to August 16 it has exercises from Keys to Drawing, How to Draw Superheroes, Draw a Box and the first couple of chapters of Robertson’s How to Draw. It’s pretty unfocused if I’m being honest and if anything it is really just mileage which isn’t a terrible thing given where I’m at.
On to the drawings:
A pretty good indicator of where I was at in January of this year. Terrible stuff from a photo from Vikings.
Trying to understand drapery. If I remember rightly, this was a direct copy.
Overall, even this simple review this morning has reminded me that I am actually progressing. It might be slow, but it is improving and I’m still having fun. With a book at home and one at work, plus the ongoing projects of the Marvel serial and How to Draw I’m hoping my next review post wont be too far away!