@alfredbaudisch My sister married a Brazilian! hope you have fun here this is the most friendly comm. for art Ive found so far.
People always willing to help. Thanks for the great compliment. I am working on that book right now. It is a Christmas tale from Tolstoy. Have a Happy Drawing day!
Welcome to the forums- I can relate. I used to do website coding as well (HTML, CSS and WordPress PHP stuff) but it turned into really boring web maintenance and coding rather than focus on design when I did it for local clients and I developed depression over the years doing it and got health problems. Much happier now doing what I want to do for a change.
@Lee-White Great comments. I defiantly watched loads when I first joined because there felt like there was so much to do but I did them too quickly. Now I am revisiting some and really working through lots of personal assignments alongside the information. But its still great to watch them during my lunch hour! I don't think I will run out as there are so many and I have needed to repeat some.
@Napoleon So the course. I am not sure if yours is exactly the same as mine as they do many. Mine was introduction to illustration. We had around 8 in the class, all girls. They where all mixed levels and different ages. A lot of them were looking into thinking about what type of degree to do and where to focus on after leaving school. Some of them wanted to have career changes so were looking into different areas. You don't need to prepare anything in advance but they do ask you to bring in some of your previous work. I loved that day as time was quite limited in the class so it was great to see how impressive some peoples work was when they had more time. I really enjoyed seeing everyone approach the same task and come out with totally different results!
The most important resource is the teacher. She was fantastic. Really nice and a practicing illustrator. Her work was lovely. I think the best thing about the course was being able to ask loads of questions so ask them all! If she didn't know she would find out and come back to you the next day.
My main thing about the course was everyone's enthusiasm. I had mostly been practicing on my own so to be with other people and get some encouragement was what I needed from the course.