My goal is to learn to improve learning to draw/paint the human figure, portraits and hopefully go onto to do more stylistic illustrations. This is as a hobbie (a serious one). I’ve been learning to do figure drawing for a long time and have improved.
However, while I don’t rate myself too highly, I can say I can draw the human figure well. (5/10?)
I’ve been doing still life recently as a way to brush up on some measuring techniques and to improve on shading. However, I find drawing inanimate objects boring. I’ve been recommended that I learn to do good still life and while I’ve been doing projects (online course, I don’t go artschool) I’m just losing motivation.
- Is it even necessary to learn still life? Or should I just continue drawing what interests me?
- How much time do I spend practicing it if it is?
- How can I motivate myself/keep things interesting?
Please don’t be afraid of being honest.