I want to learn to draw things the way you do. So realistic that they could be photos. I used to be able to draw okay when I was a kid, but I'm sure I've lost any talent I had then. I want to take lessons or something. I'm not really sure where to start, or what I should look for in lesson descriptions. Can you offer any advice?
Asketh - Anonymous
Thank you! I actually haven’t drawn seriously in about a year now, which I need to fix, but right now I feel like I’m in the same situation too. But I haven’t taken any lessons (and I’d like to as well in the future), and you honestly don’t have to take lessons. You just need to practice. I’d start with Andrew Loomis’ free art books to set a good starting foundation and also studying and practicing lighting and how it falls on items and how colors change with it. I also learned the way I shade/paint though Andantonious’s video tutorial on deviantart. All in all though, the best thing you can do is just have fun with it. Draw what you want, practice what you want, love what you’re drawing, and just enjoy doing it as much as possible. Because once you find that passion you won’t want to stop! Good luck!