Well, If you want to get good in Art. It is all about that old saying we hear everyone talking about:
“PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!”
You hear every good artist saying that they had to practice and draw/doodle everyday. The more you practice, the more chances you get in developing a dictionary of references in your head which then helps you breakdown drawings/concepts to be able to draw them faster and easier! I feel that I am definitely improving, it might feel slow but I feel confident that next year I’ll be much better!
DO NOT GIVE UP!
I feel like sharing my timetable on my blog now. So if anyone wants to join in and practice they CAN!
Creature/Animal Study (Sketches of animals or plants/insects etc…)- Helpful for character concepts
Masters Study (Copy a painting/drawing of a professional)- Learn new techniques (Composition, lighting, shapes/forms etc.)
Anatomy Practice ( Learn where the muscles are, the bone structure on the body etc)- Helpful again for character concepts/portraits etc.
From Memory Sketch (Demonstrate that you have learnt/remembered something)- Combine your ideas with whatever you remember (DO NOT USE REFERENCES ON THURSDAYS!)
Gesture Drawing (Practice gesture drawing to get use to body movement and shapes etc) Relaxing Fridays/Passive learning
Self Portrait Project (Draw yourself each week varying the styles/ideas/emotions etc.)
Relaxing days nothing has to be done. If you insist on drawing: From imagination day!