So I have decided I want to some day become a concept artist, but I have a long way to go.
So far I only really draw in the manga style which leads to quite unrealistic drawings, I would like to know how to further my learning (I'm 16 btw so art college isn't an option for another few years) through preferably independent methods, though I'm completely open to suggestions.
Things I really need to learn are colouring & shading, anatomy, correctly drawing clothing and probably a lot more, heck, my linework could probably use some work I was wondering what would be good practicing regimes are and I'd like to know how you guys improved.
Since I was very young I always had a love for video games and as such my dream is to be a concept artist for a video game company designing characters, weapons etc. so I would also like to know if there are any good ways for beginning artists such as myself to get experience in the field and to what standard I need to be at before I even think about that.
It's probably important to note I don't use software, just good old pencil, paper and the odd time ink.