I think you would benefit from a lot of drawing. Shading and lighting comes in when you get a better sense of form and its always good to play with but really i think great drawing and draftsman skills need to come way before any painting or shading. So I suggest setting those aside for now and start drawing a lot and do it in different ways than you are used to; draw from comics, pictures, still-life, movies, and even draw when you are out in public watching people. Test yourself and try to draw someone your looking at. Also come up with drawing projects. You should find the "daily sketch group" on this forum and draw that idea every-day.
After a while you should notice yourself improve quite a bit. The key is to keep doing it all the time and do it long enough each time. Sometimes when I draw I have to go for an hour before my drawings start to get good. Theres something to doing it for a long time.
well i think your totally right but at first, i really need to focus on my job and i dont got that much time for drawing T_T
second is, that i think that i really improved a lot since 2 Weeks now .. my "understanding" is really getting better but just as you said .. its on shading and not the shape itself... but i dont really know how to learn the shapes better .. i do so much research and try to improve here but everytime i think my drawing is good ... my girlfriend came in and say hey .. wait .. that is totally wrong .. and i look at it and say .. what?!?! ... i thikn that i maybe dont see something right or dont udnerstad what she mean .. and she cant explain that well .. somehow i get better at finding my mistakes now but dont know how to fix them .. its like "i know its wrong, but even when i try to fix it, it just dont get right" ...
Jizu, i'll advice that you do a lot of still lifes and study from anatomy books. i understand that you don't have time, but studying from life will help you improve and understand fast. keep them coming, cheers .
Keep the train rolling. I know the feeling after a hard days work, but we have to keep pushing! I personally feel a lot better for drawing than not drawing.
A really good way to improve (for me) is to look at artists you like and study them. Why does their work look better than mine? What marks have they used? Why have they used them?
ive draw something new .. well this time i think the face is simple but better then my last one .. AND i used photoshop and not painter this time ... well ... im not 100% sure if painter fits my style more but the handling of PS is really nice and fast