Ok, here's a subject where I need some serious helpful advice from you guys!
At the beginning of this year I set a number of self-improvement goals for myself.
One of them was to read more, and I've been doing alright on that one (if I do still struggle with my attention span sometimes).
Another was to get back on board with my goal to be fluent in Spanish and other languages, and I've been really excelling on this one as of late. I hope it lasts!
And the other was to consciously improve my artwork, but this is the goal I haven't really gotten to yet. I feel that I've noticeably improved this year just by continuing to work hard on the comic and occasionally other drawings, and seeking out other comics and art I can learn from just by observing attentively. However, my original idea was to sit down with some tutorials, guidebooks, etc. and consciously practice colors, anatomy, dynamic angles and poses, and general comic-making.
One of my troubles is I don't really know where to begin. There are a lot of art help websites and tutorials out there, and so many books I could potentially order.
I'm wondering if you guys have any favorite places you go for help, or any conscious "programs" for self improvement that you've set yourself on or have been encouraged to follow by a mentor. Are there certain books or role models that have influenced you? In short, what do you do to improve yourself consciously other than just letting time and practice aid you?
Listening to: Pandora
Playing: Mario y Luigi