Hello, all. Iím kind of new around hereóIíve been admiring everybodyís work from the shadows for awhile now. Iíve always considered myself more of a hobbyist than a professional, so I understand that I wonít ever reach the caliber of some of the amazing works on this site. My drawing/sketching ability is adequate/decent and my painting is fairly acceptable. Iíve recently got a Wacom tablet and PS CS2 to pursue my interest of the visual arts.
My question is this: What is the best approach to honing my skill so that I can become satisfied with my output? Are there good books? Iíve taken art classes before (mostly high school), but I didnít feel like those benefited me all that much. Right now, I feel like my stuff is too Ďmushyí. My colors blend together and some details are lost.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I searched for something similar to this question, but I failed to find any. I donít mean to be Ďthat guyí. Thanks!