At 9/14/12 08:47 AM, ZombieWhale wrote:
Anything by This man. And don't just draw the examples he has in the book and post them on here...
I hate it when people do that.
Man, I really Hate Chris Hart's stuff. It is the most watered down of the watered down anime bull shit out there. Everything he does is ridiculously flat and boring. I'm surprised he actually gets published at all
You'd be better off going with just almost anything else...
I see that your really digging at knowing what programs that more advanced artist use. Honestly, don't worry about that. Having the top notch programs and tools won't make you an artist, but instead will be a very expensive mistake. Go and learn drawing from step one by putting pencil to paper. After you start to really understand the basics and concepts of Art, then you'll have a much easier time transferring to the digital platform.
Here is the drawspace Beginner Area, There is lots really good tutorials there to help you get started. It will seem very boring at first, and you'll be drawing shapes and basic things, but these things will be key to having much better art skills later on.
Same goes for drawing more realistic stuff. When you start to master more realistic drawing, drawing cartoons will be much easier because you will "Know" how they are suppose to look and where to exaggerate them to make them amusing.
As for a book to recommend would be "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards
I'd also recommend "Anatomy and Drawing" Vincent Perard
A photo pose book would be good too, although drawing from life is much better.
Good luck on your journey. I hope it is a fruitful one.