Art Tuition Help Needed!
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Drawing from life will teach you body proportions; keep doing that. If you reckon you can sort some of the good from the not so good, try Youtube. Channels like "Draw It Too" will have you drawing DC and Marvel characters, "How to draw comics" uses more figures created by the channel host, and follow the rabbit hole from there. I have a couple of decent books about drawing Manga - a general character design text by Peter Gray and a project book edited by the Ikari Studio (Ebay is a superb resource). There are some OK books about drawing Fantasy art but I've not found anything game-changing in that field yet. And go from there. Study other artists' work and see how they develop characters over multiple panels or books (you can get comic book bundles off Ebay at sensible money). Then try to draw them from memory. Let us know how it goesThanks. I'll keep a look out for all that stuff.
I did a photoshop course, led by someone, who normally teaches fantasy art, for gaming. She said that she starts all her students with life drawing. So I have to agree with Alan. You will probably find that a local college or university offers part time courses. Also there must be an organisation that offers adult part time courses.There really isn't much in the way of courses in my area at all. Telford college has all but stopped providing part time courses of any sort. I did find this form Shrewsbury college, do you think it'd be any good? https://www.scg.ac.uk/courses/art-and-design/1368-life-drawing
Simon, I have been taking part in the life classes online from Newlyn School of Art. They are live streamed on Wednesday evenings, 7 - 9pm, and led by different artists. You draw from the model, guided by the artist in charge. They have been really good, giving new approaches to the subject, many that I haven't tried before. CarolineThanks! I'll have a look!
by Simon Painter