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So I'm starting to do anatomy or whatever, yeah?
Up to this point I've just drawn 'things'. Like, I look at a chair in front of me I draw the fucking chair. So my question becomes; how do I do that with people? I was always told that learning off of photographs can fuck your shit up, since it's a flat image or something, so all I've ever done is draw things in real life in front of me. But I don't exactly live in Art-Town USA, and all the nude drawing classes got canceled for at least a few months, so what the fuck do I do?
Do I just draw off of pictures? Is that bad? How would I know?
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Because we should not have to make new threads or post in draw threads with our fundamental exercises. Feel free to post even the smallest exercise you have done to show you are still trying, do not give up.
Do not forget to resize and crop your images before uploading them. This increases your chance of getting help and criticism.
Before asking "what should I read/view/study/learn," consult this link:
If your question is related to Loomis perhaps you should consult this link as well.
This thread's study will be your own choice. Could be a figure drawing, a value study, a drapery study, whatever you wish.
Threadly reminder to avoid carpal tunnel:
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How did you people start out when you started drawing seriously? In what order did you approach the fundamentals? I desperately want to learn to draw seriously, but I lack focus and direction and am overwhelmed by all the materials and approaches that exist out there. Is there a "set", optimal way of going about doing this? I read the sticky, and I jumped on Fun With a Pencil, but at this point I've kinda gotten sick of drawing wacky Loomis heads and I don't think it's taking me anywhere. I did go through Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and did the exercises in that book, some went well, others went less well. Pic related is a self-portrait I did after reading that book.
I guess what I'm asking is: how do you find a routine and what fundamentals are best to practice in what order when you start shaping your skills for the first time? Or should I just forget all that and just start drawing from life and whatever I feel like as much as I can?