Ok so it's been awhile since I even drew in my sketchbook so I came here to start and make it a dedicated project. I made the big mistake of going straight to the tablet and not formally taking the time to learn the fundamentals of drawing, or as andrew loomis calls it "the 5 p's". I have all of loomis's books because I see people always suggests it, as he explains it very well. I have been drawing all my life (just for fun) and my drawings were good as a child amongst my peers, but as I aged, I knew I was terrible at art. I am 18 years old, and about 9 monthes ago I decided I wanted to be a illustrator and graphic designer.
My work lacks all of the "5 p's". I really just cant grasp the concept of perspective. I started to try loomis's "Figure drawing and all it's worth" and practice and took notes. I know this isn't going to come easy, but I believe me, I feel like this is all I have in life and not interested in anything else. Willing to work hard 24/7, 7 days a week. Im not attending school. I'm sorry if I am giving my life story, just want to give a background on why im coming here. For now, I'm putting my tablet back in the closet and going to pencil and paper. I hope by started this sketchbook, I can show any improvements and get some serious constructive criticsm.
Any tips or references on how I should start or studies I should engage in?
Thanks for your time.
EDIT* Sorry about the image sizes..