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    Is it stunting my growth ...

    ... to have to draw a skeleton, muscles and fat deposits before I can actually start on a painting because it's the only way I can actually grasp/convey form?

    Sub-question: How'd ya'll learn to convey form? Years of hard work or one day, just having an epiphany?

    I have a sketchbook. Why don't you go look? http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...47#post3481447
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    start with primitive forms until you can render them perfectly in any lighting situation. Sphere, Cone, Cylinder, Cube. Once you can draw those learn the abstraction for objects, environments, human beings and animals using those forms.

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    You don't have to draw it as long as you can think it. But, the best way to learn how to think it is to draw it.
    Also, epiphanies are generally the result of years of hard work. It's not either/or.


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    It only stuns your growth when you think it does.
    dont think your time learning those things are waste time, or else you will feel impatient.
    You are thinking you must learn to draw figure as fast as you can,
    you are asking people's opinion so you can choose to skip what (you think) are unimportant, right ?

    my answer is years of hard work, there's no shortcut. Rush learning only lead to rush result.

    Da Vinci learned anatomy from standing in the same room with dead bodies, you have drawing books, dont be lazy.

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