I have been recommended this website by a friend last week and I must admit I am a little overwhelmed bu everything related to art right now. I am not a “complete newbie” but I have never use PhotoShop and the like either, nor have I had serious training with art, as this is simply a hobby I wish to pursue. I do not even know how to coluor (yet). I have only played with Manga Studio for a few months, and the very basic options at that, like a pencil or ink pen brush.
I feel I am completely stalled with everything I am doing since September. I am taking beginner classes once a week with traditional pencil and charcoal since January, and I am only starting to get into basic shading (we haven’t touched anatomy yet).
Is this course the right thing for me? I have been reading this thread carefully, and it seems like a powerful motivator. Motivation is something I am in desperate need of right now. I do not know where to start, what to work on, I feel I need direction with how to tackle all my problems (which are numerous, indeed).
I was wondering if it would be a handicap that I do not have any decent ability with a software (but willing to learn!) and/or if I should go spend some time on that first before taking this class.
I have never followed an online course either… So, many, many questions. Any advice is welcome! You can be honest about it, I do not want to give up my effort, but I do seek guidance from more expert people who have walked this path before!
I was also considering doing the Absolute Beginners course here, but I cannot do both at once! Anyone has a recommendation which one I should do first?