A little advice: Stay away from "magic words". One of those is "10,000 hours". Another is "journey" or "artistic journey". The reason is that these are nebulous goals in the end, and because of the simplicity of a simple word or phrase it tends to hide the tremendous hard work required to get where you want to be.
In other words, it's really easy to say "10,000 hours"... and that fact or effect tends to try to brush away hard work.
Get good instruction, and remember to draw for fun along the way. Don't just do studies, or you'll lose interest.
maXmood Thank you! I look forward to visiting your sb
Went to the library and picked up "The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain". I'm not sure if I buy into the left/right brain malarkey but the "negative space" and "sighting" exercises are great