Hi! I've been around concept art for a few years and been looking at artists, seeing what they're studying,
found out about Bridgman, Bammes, Loomis, Vilppu, etc and started studying anatomy and figure drawing
after them. But I am at a point where I think that I rushed to much and my basics are to shaky.
So now I am getting back to the traditional pen and paper (I mainly sketch and draw using my wacom
and photo references) and study the sphere, cube, cylinder, setting up my own light and still life composition,
and after that, I intend to ask my friends to pose for me, so that I can draw the human figure as well. I think
I neglected the importance of the real life model far enough. Translating 3D objects into a 2D drawing
is not the same as 2D reference into 2D drawings, that finally got through my thick skull..
I thought of looking at Vilppu's lectures, but some have said he is good to work after a bit of practice
because you need a certain way of thinking. And since I tried drawing after his lectures once, and stopped,
I wonder if it's not to soon to start again? And just do the basic objects now, still life. I found Stan Prokopenkos
videos on youtube so I thought giving them a try.
So I ask you guys, what is a good way to get solid basics? Just tell me what to do, and I'll do it. I want to get better!