hi everybody! hope your all keeping healthy and well!!
im a bit shy so please everyone be nice to me!
i just wanted a little advice from all you pros out there... i have sometimes posted things iv done, on the forum but never really introduced myself properly.....
so, im a 20 year old Briton, a real beginner in drawing, but its something i always loved to do-which is why im on SVS!
im jewish and my goal and hope is to eventually, hopefully, draw for jewish children's books, comics and magazines. About a year ago i started looking into learning illustration, and i heard about SVS, which sounded like the best option for me, and i sighed up in October. however, due to working a full day i didnt have so much time, untill now with lockdown, i have more time thankfully. i have done all the classes in Level one of the curriculum, but i want to do a bit more practice before jumping into level 2.
i noticed on the forum that some people have mentioned Drawabox.com, and i have actually started that and im now in the middle of the 250 box challenge. the problem is...before starting SVS, i thought i was great at drawing, but now i have changed my mind! because, before this, my artwork was for my high school level certificate, my art GCSE, a lot of which was copying pictures, either of artists paintings, or copying a photo of mine. now that im drawing things not from a picture (and using a Wacom tablet which was also hard to get used to), but drawing things from my head, its very different, when im not copying something, that only exists in my imagination! and it just doesnt seem to work as well....
i hope that drawabox will help me in this area, im wondering if anyone has had a good experinece with drawabox? did it help your artwork to improve a lot?
what other things can i do? do you think its a good idea to do master copies of artists that i like their illustrations? i know it will for sure help me to learn to render and color, but what is the best way to go about learning to draw well-and i mean really well- in the fastest way possible?
thanks everyone!! i would really appreaaciate it if people can respond to me with any advice and ideas!