It's hard not to sound like an ungrateful beginner. While I'm not a beginner to drawing, I am a complete beginner in proper drawing. I categorize the two, just my little thing. I've been doing this since I was born, I can sketch fairly quickly, I shade way too dark, my lights are way too light, my heads are not in proportion, bodies rigid, you've seen it before. It's not an issue of pen pressure, regarding the lights/darks, I can shade a lot of values, just my eye doesn't know where to place them. I slip off topic from time to time, by the way, I'm loaded on prozac and xanax 24/7 so it's hard to keep thoughts down.
Basically, I don't like asking for help anymore. I ask for guidance. I would recommend this to all starting art as well, that way you make it clear you want to learn on your own. Currently, I don't have any sketches I've done of late inside this PC. Maybe I'll post some if this thread takes off as it is necessary to critique my art style. But that feels like way too much of a burden on others.
I have all Loomis books readily, but I think I need more specialized info. Right now I am focusing on shading, spheres, to be exact. Any information that can be linked or if you are kind enough to type something out would be greatly appreciated (I.E. What to shade, what parameters decide how dark/light, angle, core shadow, reflective light). Precisely, I've been looking for a watered down Sphere exercise tutorial. I used to see some awesome ones here but it seems they got buried. Thanks for your time! I'll try to contribute to even up the score.