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    Question about what I should focus more on?

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    Alittle about me I just started up drawing again, after a 4 year break, knowning this is what I want to do now.

    So this is probably a stupid question. But, I want to go into enviormental concept art, but right now I feel that I should study drawing the human body because thats probably the basics of art that I should be studying right now, and probably important too. So Im just wondering if I should just stick with human anatomy first until im good?? or just study enviorment, since I want to go into that.

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    It's all just objects and groups of objects. Do both. There's no real reason why you have to restrict yourself to only one kind of object until you perfect it. In fact that sounds really boring.

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    Start with the basics (not anatomy)and develop good representational skills. As you grow in ability you will discover what you have an interest and aptitude for and you can focus your efforts then.

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    Hi

    I am not a very experienced artist but in my opinion I think you should start with your hand-eye coordination, since without it you cannot draw accurately. And if you want to work on environmental concept I suggest you look into perspective since it is essential if you want to set up a scene or design a set. But you should not restrict yourself to one subject at all just as vineris mentioned because it can be very stressful and boring.

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    Start with just learning to see, try and get the shapes, colors, values, all that stuff right

    Draw lot's and have fun, I think anatomy is something to study a little later on once your drawing skills are better.

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    Don't limit yourself to just environments or any one area, you'll learn more things and a lot faster by trying everything. Your biggest gains will come from some of your worst paintings. If you stick to just the one area, that will then become your comfort zone, and the learning curve will become much slower. Get into the routine of pushing yourself, and don't be afraid to make mistakes. This is the reason art schools encourage their students to constantly experiment the first couple of years. Also I know digital art is all the fashion at the moment, but don't neglect traditional medium, this is most important.

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    thank you all!! I'll definetly take all the advice that I can get. I'll start with basics and go from there

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