Hi there. My name is Joel and I'm new around here. I found Mark's video's a couple of days ago and have fallen in love with the idea that I might be able to do this. I've never painted before in my life (apart from a water color and an acrylic once in an art class), but Mark makes me think I can. I've always enjoyed pencil drawing and have gotten to the point where I am respectable at it.
I'll have to wait till the next payday to purchase the supplies, but in the mean time I went ahead and built a few of the necessities (color checker, proportional divider, and the cheap easel Mark recently posted out of wood from my kids old bunk bed). Just building these was a great creative outlet for me.
I've got lots of questions and will post them as I think of them. Thanks in advance for the answers and suggestions.