Hi guys, I am 18 years old and starting college in september. I always loved art and I have never really thought about getting serious about it until recently. I never really became a good artist because I would just always doodle for fun and never take it seriously. I recently realized that my love for art, movies, and video games really would make a great combination for a possible career in art. Ive searched for resources and Ive compiled TONS of books/tutorials on art, going from the basics to the advanced. My problem is that I feel like I just dont know how to practice, if that makes any sense at all I have all the resources available and I pretty much dont know what to do with them. For instance I look through the Andew Loomis books and Im not sure exactly what to practice. Should I copy the examples in the book until I can get them perfect without looking? Should I just look at the examples and try to draw on my own without looking? I find myself reading the text in the book and looking at the drawings and not knowing at all what to do with it. Ive played guitar for 8 years and I know that I used to play scales over and over, practice chords, learn songs, etc. I really never "practiced" drawing before. I really want to improve soo badly.. Im so determined. Im going to be taking a life drawing class very soon but I know that most of my improvement will happen when Im at home drawing. I hope this makes sense to you guys because I dont even know if it makes sense to me I hope someone can help me out here.. sorry for the long post, I had alot to say..