Absolute beginner trying my best to start somewhere, any tips?
Hey everyone, I've been really interested with concept art for a while now to bring ideas to life and tried starting recently, even having bought a tablet and such. I've also used Unity and Blender before and have a solid foothold in those two. This site very much starts at the absolute bottom with those and I was pleased to review that and even learn some things I didn't know (especially in Blender with its intricate interface).
However, I started out in concept art with absolutely zero experience with concept art let alone drawing at all. The courses are good fun and contain great theory, I watched up until the colour section and I thought that the courses seem like they were intended for people who have already had a grasp on it and were pushing forward but I'm a little lost. Especially when I can hardly draw a line that doesn't look like mangled spaghetti that's cooked in certain parts and uncooked in others.
Probably just a lack of practice, I have to apply these concepts is what I thought... so I ventured into the exercise section, and boy, even the most simple exercise looked daunting when peeking into the submissions. Over the past few days I've tried to employ shading but the object just looks like an uneven spray can tint, I cant even really do sharp shapes like a cube at this point with the whole soft brush hard brush combo. I'm at a bit of a standstill at the colour section because I'm afraid if I advance even further then the material will be even more overwhelming and I won't be able to apply it. An example of this is in the shape language section which was great but there's no way I can dabble in that at this stage.
Is there any wisdom you nice fellas with stunning works can spare? I'd like to just know how to move forward from here because everything feels like too much of a jump at this point. How do I work on these techniques? What should I know about? What's a good start to draw? Maybe it's not that hard and I'm trying to jump in at the deep end but I have no clue.
Sorry about the wall, thank you for reading this and I look forward to any replies!