DaB, ADD, and Depression; Is This Course Right For Me?
I have attention-deficit disorder and major depressive disorder, but I would like to one day become a "professional" artist. By professional, I mean enough drawing skill that I could use it as a form of side income. I do want to draw for the sake of drawing of course, but if I had to name an end goal, or a point B, that is it: getting to a level of drawing where I could financially benefit if I wanted. I intend to draw characters and concept art for them. I have no prior drawing experience.
I would like to use this course as a stepping stone into art, to learn the fundamentals. The issue is I've burned out on this course multiple times before. Nine times to be exact since late 2018. I'd reach as far as lesson two and get irritated for one reason or another. The first couple of attempts weren't with that 50% rule, but after I started following it, I burned out much faster.
Right now, I have been doing DaB for 56 days in a row. I've never lasted this long before. However, I've been completely ignoring the 50% rule and warm-up, and I have only been doing about five minutes of drawing each day. Just five. If a homework requires me to fill multiple pages, I do one page a day. I'm on the 250 box challenge and I've been doing 3-5 boxes a day. I'm currently on box #55. Only recently, once I hit that 50-day milestone, did I start pushing myself to do fifteen minutes of drawing, but warming up takes up all fifteen minutes, and I don't want to push myself to burning out again.
I've been wondering if I should try and find another course. I am most interested in learning the fundamentals, and I'm convinced DaB is one of the best places to do that. However, I am not following this course to the letter, and my friend, who has been to art school, keeps telling me he doesn't like this course or what it teaches since nothing is directly relevant to drawing characters, which is the end goal.
That, and the course has been hard to follow because I suffer from a short attention span and low enthusiasm overall. I've been having a lot of issues with lesson two's exercises, and it's been making me want to throw in the towel.