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    Advice for moving forward

    Hi, I've been trying to learn concept art for the last two years, and have always been extremely unsure of how to improve. People say to work at the stuff you're bad at, but I feel like I'm bad at everything, and I get a bit overwhelmed. Can I get some tips on how to actually study? When drawing from life, are detailed studies or quicker sketches better? How much imagination work vs studies? I'm a bit at a loss of how I can learn the fundamentals properly, and any advice and critique is greatly appreciated. Name:  20181104_0100092.jpg
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    Work from life, do both quick sketches and detailed studies.
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    Eezacque's advice might seem blunt and cookie cutter, but most of the issues you have can and will be resolved if you make a habit of drawing from life every day. It'll help you develop your hand eye coordination, and it'll improve your ability to draw accurately from your head. Not only that, but you'll be able to get a lot more out of using photo reference when you draw. Pick something you want to draw though. Maybe you're into animals, toys, buildings, plants, etc. Pick something you love and dedicate time to doing drawing studies every day. Get yourself into the habit of doing it every day before moving onto things like figures and anatomy.

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