Originally Posted by Fat dreamTech
1. TECHNICAL SKILL: This is the most important thing. Most artists start off thinking that imagination is the most important. It's not. If you can't express that imagination of yours accurately, your art will look bad. How do you develop it? Draw from life. Seriously. Don't stylize your drawing in anime/manga style (I know most artists start this way, but the best move back to life drawing for improvement). Study perspective (ugh), lights and shadows, and anatomy. Learn how bones connect to muscles and how they appear under skin. It's a long, tedious process, and it will take you years of practice
I just want to emphasize this. it is the single most important thing I learned when it comes to drawing!
you are a god. a GOD
. i had wondered if there existed something like this, but alas, here it stands in my computer. usually i just copied poses from googling images, but this is going to save me a ton