I'm sixteen. lol.
I like anime and manga a lot, but that's not what I want to draw (I'm sure a lot of the users around my age that you get here are weeaboos... lol).
I'm more into art nouveau, psychedelic art and children's illustration. I think I want to write and illustrate children's fiction and/or graphic novels someday. :3
I Maurice Sendak (duh), Mary Blair, Satoshi Kitamura, Leo Lionni, Bill Peet, Arthur Rackham, etc.
My question is, where do I start? What skills do I need to learn to do this? I've been drawing with no guidance my entire life and I know I've picked up some terrible habits.
I know I'm going to get "start with anatomy," hah. I know it's true-- but what else?
Here is my Flickr page-- I want a completely honest assessment of strengths and weaknesses (mostly the latter). Oh yeah-- so you don't have to wade through the other stuff, I have a drawings set that's... well, just drawings. lol.
Thanks so much! :]