Hi everyone! I'm new here and I had a few questions, I hope this is the best place to post this !
I want to start out by mentioning that I have never seriously drawn anything, ever. And I'm 21, off to a really late start huh? A few weeks ago on my 21 birthday I received a Wacom intous 5, I'm really interested in learning how to use digital painting to create the amazing art pieces you see daily here. I have watched tons of speed painting, and concept art videos on the internet, and it has really peaked my interest, I was wondering if you guys could answer some questions for me !
Having no artistic talent whatsoever, and no training or anything, where is the best place for me to start? It seems like there is so many things to know in order to create art that is it overwhelming, should I take an art class at my college? I am transferring to Calpoly in September and classes can be pricey should I take an art class there, or at my local community college where it would be cheaper? Do I start off drawing bodies of objects and stuff before trying to paint of even work on coloring anything or just dive right in and try to make concept art?
What kind of brushes should I use, and what opacity? Should the opacity be set to pressure sensitive or just the size? What is a good canvas size to start out in?
I know practice makes perfect but If I don't even know how to draw mountains, trees ect in the first place that makes it complicated.
Instead of working on a whole piece at once should I start out just trying to draw singular objects?
I bought a book on digital painting for beginners, but I really feel like I should be able to be able to draw well before being able to freely paint stuff
I want to focus on landscape paintings because those are my favorite types, thank you so so much for any help or advice you can offer!!