I'm Jered. I live in Seattle. I'm a college drop-out who makes pictures which are turned into applications for the web and iOS. I currently work for Expedia.
I've taken a recent interest in learning to draw and illustrate. I drew a lot growing up but stopped when I made friends who were much better than me. I thought I just wasn't meant to be an artist since others were "gifted." However, I'm picking it back up now for fun and for the love of creating.
The courses so far have been great. I just finished the courses "How to Draw Everything" and "Mastering Perspective." I feel the key to drawing 3d objects well is understanding basic shapes and how they distort and skew with perspective. I keep thinking there's shortcuts or secrets, but like most other things in life, my guess is that practice is the best teacher.
If anyone has any recommendations on books for starting out, I'd love to hear it. I've already read "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" and "The Natural Way to Draw."
I look forward to getting to know everyone and being a part of the community here.