From browsing this site for just a few days I feel that I have gotten a sense of what critique I would get by posting my works: work on your fundamentals. I also know how much work you'll have to put in, and how you must get drawing to get good. However, because fundamentals follow fairly strickt rules I belive just drawing won't cut it. So, if any of you could recommend some exercises to get me started it would be great.
For the second part of my post I would like to ask about artbooks. Is it worth buying one and following it. I feel like I know, in theory that is, the basics in rendering, perspective and composition and I wonder how much more theory there is to it. Or is it all about application? Will drawing hundereds of boxes in perspective and whatnot really help with the more complicated stuff. Or is it better to get out of my comfortzone?
As you might pick up, I'm kind of lost so any tips would be greatly appriciated :)