Recently I began two training programs: one for writing and one for drawing. Both have teachers that are very impressive.
The art program in particular is cool, because I've done almost no study of art or drawing other than some lessons in elementary and high school classes.
I did have some books throughout the years, notably the classic “how to draw comics the Marvel way” by Stan Lee and artist John Buscema. I knew the basics of perspective from general art classes in school. Mostly I've done pictures, sketches, and later comics just casually and for fun. I only did it more regularly when I started my comic here on The Duck.
It's been great fun to do, and I've just GOTTA get back to it soon. Yeesh, it's been too long since I've updated!
And recently I decided to try and get it looking better, art-wise, so I began this drawing course from Udemy.com.
In the first chunk of lessons, I've already noticed a huge improvement actually - the fundamentals of line, form and light/shading are something I've never been introduced to, and really tapping into OBSERVATION and getting details right is something I've never bothered with.
It's very exciting!
There's another course on Anatomy that I have in my queue, too, but I haven't done any of it yet.
It's a fantastic time we live in, with the Internet as this huge pool of knowledge and expertise we can tap into!
Have you ever done any formal training in art? Where did you train? Would you recommend it?