| ||Ask HN: How Do I Become as Proficient with Art as I Am with Computing?|
10 points by IMAYousaf 3 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 25 comments |
|I want to preface this by saying that like most artists, most programmers tend to have learned their craft through a combination of curiosity, experimentation, and eventually focused study, hence "Hackers and Painters".|
My dive into the world of computers was much the same, where my desire to understand the technology around me lead to experimenting with code and components, eventually finding resources for problems along the way. I compounded this with formal study in University.
If I want to be at a level where I can sketch photorealistically in __X__ amount of years, as if I'm drawing a field manual, where should I begin?
What are the optimal ways to practice? What are the best books and reference materials to go off of? How do I learn to self-critique? What other questions should I be asking?
Thanks in advance.
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