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!
I use to draw and doodle all the time, I'm not quite sure what happened but it just slowly came to a halt and have lost almost all motivation. Maybe it was some bad influences that the school had brought in to show us some different ways to do art. There was this one man that came in for a college to teach us airbrushing. He had set up cars that he did and they looked wonderful. He took us into his truck thing and explained his process. He said to take a picture from any magazine put it on a projector and use that as a reference. I'm like wait isn’t that tracing.... This guy was basically making major $$$ off of tracing other peoples works from magazines and putting them on cars. It sickened me and I know there are plenty of other people that do similar things. It's really sad how now a days people make art for the money instead of the respect. I know back in the day people wanted money for their craft but it feels like respect also played a major factor; otherwise wouldn’t they have tried to do something else? haha.