High, I want to be able to draw well but I'm looking for help. Everyone I approach for help shuns me into the corner by saying "go practice and soon you will get it." So i do, but I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. After looking at this site I have a couple of questions.
What ares "Studies" I don't understand the mindset of "Studies" are you just drawing? Or are you trying to copy anatomy? Then how do you use that information for your drawings?
I also don't understand perspective studies. How do you study perspective? What are you doing? How are you using the info that you are learning?
I don't understand how to see forms. Everyone says to break something down into its simplest forms. Only when its shown right in front of me I understand. But when I try to break something down into simplest forms I don't understand what I'm looking for or I cant see it.
Forshorting. I really am trying to understand this. From what I understand, its drawing things that are closer larger and things that are further away smaller. But to me it feels like a shot in the dark to get it to look right. I'm trying to understand the mindset.
Roughing out shapes on my paper turns into a jumbled mess and then I really don't know what I'm looking for. People tell me to check proportions before I do my contours but I really cant see whats wrong untill I'm near completion of my drawing. Any help?
I also don't understand to draw losely or lose. If I try, My lines don't go where I want them to go and it turns into a mess on my page. How do I keep my drawings from looking sketchy?
No one has ever sat down and watch me draw and pointed out what I'm doing wrong along the way. So I really don't know where my drawings go wrong.