After sleeping on this idea, I decided to come up with my own ideas regarding to how to tackle learning. I feel the reason most peoples feel daunting at start with the complexity of things to learn, is due of how theoretical thinking we're. We never learned how to learn, nor know how to create some sort schedule in school during learning phase. So since childhood you get ingrained to do certain things all the way to adult, to the point where you become a machine.SUBJECTS THERE IS TO LEARN:- Composition- Anatomy- Perspective- Color Theory- Light and ShadowWAYS TO GO ABOUT LEARNING THE SUBJECTS:VIDEOS
Proko (Anatomy), svslearn(General), Schoolism(General), Ctrlpaint (Digital Painting), Cgcookie (Digital Painting), New Master Academy (Traditional), Gumroad Tutorials(General)BOOKS
Loomis(General), Bridgeman (Anatomy), Villpu (Anatomy), Hampton (Anatomy), Ernest Norling (Perspective), Molly Bang(Composition), Color and Light (Color Theory)COURSES
Watts Atelier Online Program (General), Robot Pencil Mentor Program(General)In the beginning is best to start a drawing habit, check out these video for more info about it:http://www.ctrlpaint.com/videos/the-drawing-habithttp://www.ctrlpaint.com/videos/being-a-beginner1. ARE YOU HAVING FUN?
IF you're not having fun, the process will just seems like a chore. So I believe its best to experiment with each subject, and pick the one you want to learn the most, you begin with that. After you choose what you want to learn, you break the complexity to bare minimum. For example, you want to learn anatomy, start with the head, or the torso etc. Be simple about it, don't pick the whole body at first.2. DELIBERATE PRACTICE
What is deliberate practice? It's practicing something specific which you want to improve on.
More about it from this article:http://jamesclear.com/deliberate-practice-strategy
While doing deliberate practice, take notes along the side. The power of taking notes helps to remember the information better, and you can always go back to your own notes when you get stuck. 3A. WHAT IS A ROUTINE?
A sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program. Think of it as repeated practice you do on instruments to get good. For example if you're learning guitar, and you're a beginner, your routine would be how to tune the guitar.
For drawing that would be a repetition of some particular exercises, such as still life drawing, outdoor sketching etc.3B. WHAT IS A SCHEDULE?
A plan for carrying out a process or procedure, giving lists of intended events and times.
Schedule really boils to the amount of time you have available. The hardest part of it, is of course sticking to it. So don't be too ambitious about it. One article that can help you out setting out your schedule:http://artfus.blogspot.com/2012/06/deve ... r-art.html
This is a process of trial and error. So experiment see what works for you.4. MAKE TIME FOR YOUR IMAGINATION
If you're never going to apply what you learn, then whats the point of learning it? Besides, by drawing it from your imagination you will learn what you still need to practice/improve on5. KNOW YOUR LIMITS
There is no need to push yourself to do 12 hours a day of draw, know your body limits seriously. Listen to what it tells you. If you gonna ignore it, thou shall pay its debts later. What do I mean by that? Eventually your body will break down, listen to the stories of artists whom drew for 12 hours to 16 hours a day, they all one way or the other inflamed/damage their arms and advised not to do what they did. This is by no means to scare you away from practicing art, rather I want you to be mindful of your own limits.
Based off of what I said, currently this is the way I will be tackling this. I choose the subject I want to learn/interested in, which in this case is Perspective at the moment. I find one or two sources regarding to the chosen subject, for example Ernest Norling, study the book, take notes, apply what I learned later in the day or by the end of each week. This will be a set routine that I do on a consistent basis, I use set routines and weekly themes to stick to for learning.(Think of it as the same way you learn an instrument, you have a deliberate session of practicing chords, take a long break, after few hours come back, practice what you learned, see where you're still off and needs fixes)
So its a process of Copy/Study/Take Notes then apply. I do this by drawing from imagination or my own personal work by the end of each week/day depending on the subject. Everything is object to change, as I continue to venture along the way. Feel free to share your own ideas that worked for you.ADDITIONAL LINKShttp://doodlealley.com/2011/10/19/brick-by-brick/ http://animationresources.org/theory-bi ... -teaching/ https://sivers.org/mindset
(Fixed vs Growth Mindset)http://doodlealley.com/2013/05/01/diversify-your-study/http://doodlealley.com/2012/11/21/pract ... e-perfect/http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-6619.html
(Same discussion on crimsondagger) PS: This is just my thoughts I came to, after reading other peoples insights regarding to this matter, and asking peoples on other places. So they're not set in stone, and a must follow thing, more of general guidelines for what to look for if you feel stuck/overwhelmed.