Well, amazingly I've been working non-stop across several projects since my last post. In the interim I also had an audition to appear on a BBC painting competition show. It wasn't meant to be and is probably for the best (as I think it was burdened with an 'amateur' tag), but it has helped revitalise my passion for learning.
Last year I took Dice Tsutsumi & Robert Kondo's Schoolism painting course and took a lot from it. This time around I've chosen to taken on a course from Maciej Kuciara through Learn Squared. As was the case with the Tsutsumi/Kondo course, I suspect there'll be a lot that I already know but I'm particularly excited at the prospect of the 3D element - it's been something I've been meaning to learn for years but have never really felt compelled to like I do now.
Added to which, going over fundamental principles and working through them as 'homework' is great practice and helps gives me confidence in the work I'm doing. These early sketches are 20 minutes each and aim to serve the express purpose of starting a dialogue when presented to an Art Director for example. These are simply two sketches chosen more or less at random from examples of ancient Greek architecture.
I plan to work my way through the course over the coming months whenever my schedule allows. I'm looking forward to it...