(-_-) I'm actually sick of all these phrases people use to give advice from "Show, don't tell", realism, but it's the same old not enough information to actually do the person any good. They're just phrases that people use to make it look like they are helping, but in reality, it makes the person more confused than when they first started out. I am not saying that is your intentions, but I am not interested in learning to draw photo realistic picture, but I am willing to learn the basis. For me, the basics mean to learn shadowing, lines and shape. Objects are easy to learn, most of the time they are just lines and lines connect to lines to form a picture, but people are different they are curved, round. The logic isn't as easy as a laptop computer, which I can practically see in my head from any angle.
I don't care what anyone else says, but I do want to learn the right way; creating my own characters. I have some many ideas I'd like to do, but my lack of ability limits what I can do. I want to change that by practice, learning and seeing all forms of manga styles. How hair is done, various of ways and eyes so I can see deciding for myself which way I'd like to do it. I am always a very original person, I am like my mom when it comes to I don't want to be like everyone else for the sake of being like everyone else. I created a new thread so I could get advice about my drawing, how I can make it better.
What am I working on now? Shape. I want to improve my shapes, from the eyes to the head, because curved lines are my worst enemy. Now, if someone you have some advice I'd love to hear it. Because I am not expecting that I am going to get better over night, no matter what style I do it is going to take practice and I'm willing to do that. What can I do to insure that my shapes are consistent, because that's the worst enemy of art or anything else for that matter.
Then, I want to improve my shading! I know lighter is closest to the light, and the darker it is, shadows. Then, I want to learn to draw the body, much better than I am now, in correct proportions. What will I work on past that? Too far ahead in the future to see, since that is going to take me a little while, but how long is a little while? It depends on how fast I get better, something that no one is able to tell. So please what can I do with concerning my picture to improve my shading or my lines, so everything doesn't blend in together, into a giant mess.