This question is probably asked a million times...
I'm drawing for about 2 years now. I tried to learn things like measuring and block-in, basics about light&shadow, perspective etc. Mostly I did sketches from life or photo references.
I'm very interested in concept art and character design. First I tried to find photo references for every sketch I wanted to do... or I took my own photos. But that didn't work out too well, because I never got the result that I wanted to have. So I assumed that I have to learn how to draw the human figure from mind. Currently I read the "Die Gestalt des Menschen" by Gottfried Bammes, which is great, but I think that I probably have to study this book for years before I can draw humans from mind.
So I want you to ask what you prefer or would advice. Taking photo references? Learning Anatomy? Or using books by comic artists like Christopher Hart? Or...?
I'm thankful for every tip