Little intro about me:
I have recently began to have an interest in drawing again as I used to be extremely artistic as a child ,but as many have, got swayed away from the art scene.
Reason for starting the thread:
I have been reading and watching every book/video I can find on how to improve my drawing skills to a more professional level. From what I have found learning gesture,shape,perspective,lighting,texture anatomy/function and drawing from that knowledge when drawing what you see..and not just drawing what you see( hope i made that make sense) and then adding your personal style as a technique/tool.
I also understand that drawing drawing drawing is the best way to improve both the execution of the drawing itself and building of a visual library to work with, and as I stopped as a child I have a long way to go to catch up with a pro who kept building that library.
BUT and this is my problem I am the sort of person that gets anxiety and dislikes what I draw and end up screwing it up and binning it, even tho I know I have to push myself to improve, so my real question is any tips to get past this uncomfortable stage.
Is it more important that I practice my straight lines and circle/ellipses and perspective grids etc day in day out ( which starts to bore me and makes it hard to start actually practice day to day) but I assume if I do I would be happier when I actually draw something as my pen/pencil skills will have improved. Or do I just practice a little and proceed to draw something I like, even if I may not like the result and just push on through so to say?
I also must be truthful and say I haven't drawn anything in awhile and I am stuck in a rut, reading and watching art tutorials as an excuse to delay actually drawing anything, it is improving my knowledge but I know unless I put pen to paper nothing will improve (muscle memmory, subconscious and visual library ).
I know I answer ALOT of my own questions, but Id love to hear some advice from anyone who had similar problems and if they have any advice/tips or even how they scheduled their time/learning.