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An Early figure drawing.

I've mentioned in this blog that I've only been drawing for a short time, about nine years give or take, and I didn't start till I was pushing forty years old. And at that, I've had to put my drawing aside at times due to work demands or the like. But I really love to draw. I find it the most relaxing thing that I've ever done. I really don't have much for hobbies etc., but drawing really passes the time, and I forget all about everything around me. I've come home from work, pissed off at something, picked up my sketchpad and drew myself to sleep, literally. Drawing has a way of getting me to focus on the act, and everything else disappears. I've literally lost three or four hours of time just completely absorbed into the sketchbook.

Now that I'm pulling forty (in denial about that half a century thing, lol) , I can't help but wonder how my drawing skills would have developed if I had started to draw as a kid or student in an art class. I think this is why I'm building this blog. My best friend really did get me started in drawing, and after buying some drawing books, my drawing progressed. I'm still pushing forward to hone the skills I've learned to improve on my art. I've included a link to a section of my web page that I've put almost all of my earliest drawings from my sketchbooks, EarlyWorksSketchbookDoor

Yes, you may think some of the drawings in my early works page may be childlike in skill or just plain silly or poorly drawn etc. , especially because they were done by a thritysomething adult, but that adult found that he really loved to draw no matter what the resulting picture may have looked like. And this is my point, eventhough I found drawing at a later age than most, I'm hoping that the work that I have put together may inspire someone, anyone to give it a try. Some coworkers who have seen my drawings first hand have said things like, I can't draw a thing, and I have taken them for coffee and did the same thing that Jason, my artist friend, did for me. Some have picked up drawing and have stuck with it.

I think that is why I'm also searching the web to find sites, that I consider, have some form of decent tutorial or drawing tips that I can easily recomend to that someone who might give drawing a try as I did. And PLEASE, if you know of a good site that features pencil art and may contain a good tutorial or drawing tips, please comment and leave an url to that site. I will make a post crediting you as finding the site, and add your link and the link you recommend to my side bar.

If anyone does happen to pick up a pencil and draw something because of this site, please scan it and send it to me by email. I will post the picture you've drawn crediting you as the artist. It's the only way I can think of to show that this site did inspire someone.

Thanks ttfn

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