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    question for beginner

    Should I start with drawing people or still life? People like Katsuya Terada, Frank Frazetta, Rocking Jelly Bean, etc are very inspiring to me and I hope to do stuff like them. I also want to get into animation as well. I enjoy drawing people and I like doing animations, hell I even enjoy doing simple shapes and textures with pen and ink. However, still life is the bane of my existence, and alot of times I get really impatient doing them because I find them so boring. Do you think its still necessary to keep doing them? here's a few I've done already.

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    Still life drawings are useful for studying materials, light, perspective, color and composition; they're exercises in observation using subjects in controlled conditions, rather than having to work around getting the timing just right or purely from imagination.

    If you really just want to draw people and do animations, then draw people and do animations.
    Do the exercises that are going to get you to your goals.

    But you could mix things up, try personifying and anthropomorphizing things from a still life. Maybe make them into a storyboard or do some character concept sheets.
    How does an artist convince the bowl to tolerate holding all the grapes? Does the statue bust take sips from the wine glass when no one is looking? Stuff like that.

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    The good thing about still life is that they sit still, so they are better suited for beginners studying from life.
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    Another thing about still life is objects are pretty simple to begin with (there can be complex objects of course) which can be used later when building figure for example, you just have to know how to construct basic forms and how light and shadow works.

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    Thanks for feed back. I guess I'll keep doing them then.
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