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im realizing that i am lacking real fundamentals in my skills. do you have any suggestions on what to practice and how to practice them?
For links go here
For ideas on what to draw go here
For some face reference go here
For some color theory go here
For some perspective go here
For some anatomy reference go here
For an excellent set of tutorials by PromANJ go here
More anatomy stuff (muscles) go here
Sketchbook thread go here
Critique center go here
Go over, study, and most importantly PRACTICE the stuff in the various tutorials, post your work on here and keep at it. If you can find some life drawing classes to take or perhaps sit in on some at various workshops/colleges then do that. Otherwise, go to your local Starbucks, Mall, Skate Park, or whereve you can and people watch. Bring a sketchbook and draw people. Period. Go outside, draw nature, trees and all that jazz. Sit at your desk and draw what is on it - whether it is a cup of water or your watch. Learn why and how the light reflects on it to make the shapes you see.
Just draw, draw from life, study and learn. I think you have enough to get started, the key is GETTING started. Don't think too long term and just intend to draw something cool. That alone can help bring you to momentum, which in turn carries you into creativity which carries you into happiness, which carries you into wanting to do it more which carries you into greatness.
I may not have started this thread, but you rock creatix. Thank you for the extremely useful post.
wow, this is soo awesome! you've definitely given me more than i could ever ask for and sent me towards the right track! that link to promanj's tutorial is very very cool.
thanks again guys! and if anybody has more to add, feel free! im sure this will benefit other people and not just me.