These pieces were done from photo references. They aren't very "creative" and don't show much (if any) of the style that I have developed over the past couple years. I wanted to create their own little sub-section because even though I no longer like these drawings, I still enjoy looking at it from time to time.

I believe that the work I created in this period mimics my lifestyle at that time. Most of these were done while I was in public high school... I worked very small, and tight and was afraid to make mistakes. I was a perfectionist to the worst degree. 

I now try to work from life as much as possible. Any artist knows that so much more can be learned about light and form from studying the physical world around you (rather than color/value matching until your eyes fall out).

I think it is interesting to compare these to my current work...

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