I've been on the forum for maybe a week or two, but thought I would introduce myself here. It is my ambition to illustrate my own book. Except for editing, and some minor rewriting, the text is done. I've studied classical drawing at the Atelier of Classical Realism, in Oakland, California, and am now doing my first oil painting. I'll be studying with Mark in July. Really looking forward to that, and to learning more about oil painting. I'm glad to meet you all!