I know what you mean, OP. My previous work has taught me to be very methodical in my approaches, so though I understand once you KNOW the fundamentals, you can break methodology and be creative, I am still looking for a STRUCTURED approach to learning art.
You have things like: value, color, light, shadow, shape, perspective and so much more; I was expecting to find SOME (digitized video series) to start from the beginning and teach me the concepts of each. Once you practice those, you can then become expressive and break the mold in creative ways; but NOT until you KNOW the fundamentals!
...Well, I've yet to find this holy grail, so I'm resigned to one of the less efficient methods of progress—self-teaching, making TONS of errors and asking LOTS of questions.
"Doing something half-assed more than once just makes you more of an ass."
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