Alright. Where the fuck do I start. I'm a beginner
I read the sticky, and lurk a shit ton and apparently the sticky is "useless" or "inefficient"
I've been jumping between Drawing from the Right side of the brain and Loomis because people can't make up their mind and I cant either.
And now I hear Drawabox com is where I should really start.
Where the hell do I start. What books should I follow in what order? Why does everyone point me in a different direction to start?
Seems like you're lost, anon
Remember, no matter what kind of advice you're given, if you feel lost or overwhelmed - just draw. Draw whatever, draw something new, draw something you want, just don't draw something you're used to drawing before. Drawing enough will show you your own weakspots - if you're passionate enough to improve, you'll know where to start. Improvement is a steep slope, though - once you find out you're weak in something like the arm and start practicing it, you'll start falling further and further back until you root your problems in the fundamentals. It's a steep fall we take to get our fundamentals up to speed, and it takes months to years, but the framework is worth it and it'll be with you for the rest of your life. There really isn't a better way to improve your art then to improve your fundamentals: Form, perspective, values, anatomy/gesture, composition, etc...
>Dynamic Sketching with Peter Han
^^ this is a very good one for absolute beginner
Also OP what I did when I was a beginner was I did a series of "tests" to gauge where I was at and what I needed. Out of all my beginner experiences Id say the biggest hurdle and thing that made things better for me was understanding perspective and drawing objects in 3d.
When I started understanding that, I could construct better without things and body parts floating all over the place, things could look solidly placed on surfaces and not look "off", I could do proportions in perspective properly, and could determine faces/angles for light so I could shade as well too.
As much as people like loomis, I found hampton much easier to understand and his shapes/color breakdown methods were super helpful.
Focus on whichever, seriously, just stick to something. Not saying you can't switch if it really isn't helping you understand things but you shouldn't drop a book with first difficulty, finish one book/course and then take on another one.
>Dynamic Sketching by Peter Han
>Mfw for an year, I've been looking through both Public and Private Trackers but can't still find the torrent
I'm about to give up ;_;
If you lurk longer you'll find that it's all nothing but conjecture and semantics.
Instruction is only 1/10th of the equation, the only thing that will guarantee results is heartache sweat and the work you put in. If you're pro active you'll find what does and doesn't work along the way, now get drawing.
When people say LOOMIS pretend they said HAMPTON