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Anonymous 09/16/2020 (Wed) 23:11:37 No. 42
If you could tell your younger self something about learning art what would it be?
I'm possibly the oldest guy here and I think the most important thing that I'd generally recommend (besides not giving up etc.) is to not FUCKING move on from one subject to the next too quickly. I guarantee a lot of my stagnation stems from bailing prematurely when I felt either overly confident, overly challenged or simply bored instead of truly committing things to memory, and while I'm mostly referring to anatomy that really goes for any given kind of study that I've been doing or avoiding this entire time. Even on days where I work from 9:30 am to 8pm and then hang out with my parents until 10 or so I could probably get a dozen decent studies of specific anatomical features like simple bones or muscles done. However what usually happens is I draw a dozen or more one day, think I have everything figured out and go on to do something else, or even do nothing at all for a few days straight. Then I come back to it to find out that I wasn't as smart as I thought I was when confronted with that same subject seen from outside the realm of an individual study which necessitates a lot of wasteful backtracking. I estimate I could draw as much in the practical sense over the four years I've currently been drawing in a single year or less, and more effectively too. I am truly ashamed of how few even rudimentary, sketchy portraits I've done and the amount of 10 minute+ figure drawings etc. despite how important these things obviously are. When I get a bit better I'm going to work on a lesson plan for essentially starting from scratch based both on what I'd learned from other artists and the mistakes I'd made so far and hopefully that will help others avoid the same pitfalls and accelerate their progress. In the meantime I'll have to think of what I'm going to do to proceed myself while keeping everything else in context.
>>92 I look forward to it. I'm just starting and have taken your advice (and op's) to heart. I hope you consider making some sort of guide in the near future, I'd very much like to have a look at it.
>>660 I wish I was in the position to make such a thing, but drawing still isn't particularly intuitive to me just yet, even years after I'd "started" formally. There's a lot of work to be done on my end but I'm warming up to the challenge once again and I hope I do get to that point where I can help many people through my experience. That said, A lot of the books, infographics and other material you will find out there is made in good faith, you just have to try and find the teaching of someone who resonates best with you while remaining unafraid of making less informed personal art even as you become more cognizant of the areas in which it may be lacking.

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