I am 20 years old, my name is Madis and currently in my 2nd year in Business Administration (Tallinn University of Technology). I am from Estonia, Tallinn. I have been really into martial arts, especially judo and wushu. Later I got into driving go-karts and motocross. I started playing the guitar when I was 16 and started drawing at the age of 18.
I started drawing a bit more than a year ago, but I have been very lazy on that side. I took some live drawing classes and soon after that found a a drawing forum, which was dedicated to photo realism and using grid lines. That is a nice start I had there and I still visit that forum. Because of this the next few drawings I made were done with the help of grid lines.
In the middle of My 1st year in Business Administration I almost quit it to go to Estonian Academy of Arts. Obviously in the end I didn't do that. Though I took a 1,5 month course of live drawing there too. Also by then I started my little A3 sketchbook.
I was really into drawing for 3-4 months back then and boom, for some off reason I stopped. I have been lurking this forum for the past week, read some tutorials, facts for new people. I even downloaded about 20 PDF books. Loomis, Bridgman, Hogarth for anatomy studies and some more.
I have decided that I will also get seriously back into drawing and that's why I joined this forum and created this sketchbook. I have saved/photographed all my work since now. I will post some of them and later I will upload my sketchbook pages and the drawings done in the Arts Academy pre-course.
My goal here is to improve in absolutely every aspect of drawing (no painting interests currently), so because of that I am kindly asking all of You honored members of CA to give me advice and support on my dedicated path. I have gained a lot of inspiration seeing people really focus and achieve superb results - with hard work - I'm aware of that.
So, please give me some advice considering which anatomy book to start with, which composition book, which perspective books. What else should I start with?
I will now upload some of my drawings done so far.
The 2 still life's of bottles and the half-skeleton were done in the first live drawing class. The car, tiger and the worse girl portrait were done at home, from photo, no grid lines. The baby and the other girl portrait were done at home from photo with grid lines and the two colored pieces also at home from photo with grid lines.