STRIKER wrote:can you get good at drawing digitally and transfer it to paper? is it like you can lose all the skill you learn digitally when you wanted to sketch on paper? (not painting, just drawing)
There is a different technique to drawing on paper, with pencils. different tools as Oren said. you would simple need to familiarize yourself with it...that just takes practice.
STRIKER wrote:should i practice anatomy? and why? does it hold my creativity back in any way?
Only if you want to draw things that have anatomy like people, animals insects etc. if you are only drawing landscapes and machines...don't waste you time. However, I believe that your creativity is going to be "held back" unless you learn how to draw from life.
for example, if I want to draw a dragon, and just using my imagination I struggle with how to draw the scales, the wings, the horns, the body, what does the fire looks like...well then my image will look like a 5 year old has drawn it. But if I familiarize myself with drawing snake's scales, bat wings, rhinoceros horns, iguana/lizards/bird's bodies, and flames...then I have all the knowledge I need to manipulate my Dragon around real world things. and when people see it...they believe in it...and I belive in it. What's art if no one believes in it?
STRIKER wrote:how bad is drawing from real human photos if you don't have a nude model posing for you.
better than nothing. if you don't have nude models, take your sketch pad out to a coffee shop, park, pool, beach and at least get some good gesture drawings. understanding how things look in the third dimension is good
PS is only a tool. If you learn how to use it well...you can only be better
i know PS
makes things easier, but how bad can it stunt your growth in art?
STRIKER wrote:how should i practice art in general?
Draw everyday, digitally or traditionally, it doesn't matter just do it. Practice drawing from life. Also practice just having fun, be creative and silly, pretend...draw something that makes no sense...be a kid again! because if you don't take time to have some fun...you will eventually hate art.
and last, know what it is you want to achieve with your art...dont just say "I want to be an artist"...discover what particular kind of artist you want to be. and that can guide you down the proper path.