I have always wanted to pursue art as a career but sadly in the recent years I have strayed away from the drawing side of art and more into the Graphic Design portion where your drawings don’t exactly have to be perfect because anything you draw per say is just a thumbnail. This is due sadly to my high schools horrible scheduling system where classes like art are put in last so my main classes (and not so main classes) conflicted with any art class where i would have been drawing, but luckily i was able to go to another school mid day just to study graphic design so i was not away from art all together. This class gave me a lot of opportunities but sadly was a double edged sword. The longer I was in the class the less I focused on drawing things as i should, but drawing things fast and "good enough" so people can tell what it is. This class was 2 years so sadly I have fallen behind on a lot (drawing wise).
As for now I am just trying to get back into art after that 2 year "break" from drawing that has put me behind so far. I’m hoping that taking requests will force me to draw everyday because i don’t like to let people down. If I am able to get myself in the habit of drawing everyday hard studies will soon follow. You may critique as hard as you want it won’t hurt me one bit lol. Any books you can recommend would help me greatly.
Sorry for the rambling haha
I see a lot of similarities in me on you
***Personal story, if not interested, skip it
my dream was always to be mangaka and release manga
and I went to Visual Arts in college, which is quite similar to graphic design (photoshop, illustrator and indesign...) and more based on photography,
well, I think our differences would be the way we pursue drawing,
I would draw whenever I can such as in breaks and in free time (a lot of drafts~~ )
and my agenda and notes are all covered with my drawings (doodle)
As what I heard from you, you need to strengthen your motivation through requests and responsability from peers in order to improve your drawing (I hope I didn't offend you in any way, I'm trying my best to express it in a proper manner, sorry for my english)
do you have anyone you aspire of? like an artist, mangaka, author ?
It might improve your motivation by finding someone you truly aspire and admire
and by enhancing your motivation, it will obviously improve much more in drawing since you sill spend more time on it and more likely to enjoy the process of practicing
well, in my case, I do have a lot of motivation and very determined in improving my skills in drawing, but I think I really overdoing it (I do not have enough time to maintain a good friendship, so I only have few good friends)
I'm looking forward to your next drawing!