I read the Sticky but I'm still confused on what 'starting' means. I want to be a digital artist but the Guide makes no sense. Does it want me to buy some books and do exercises? Or what? I just want to learn how to do Digital Art, not read books.
Then don't read books.
Just don't come crying to us when you've been drawing for three years and start to realize that people are making the same progress as you in a third of the time. You'll be sitting there reinventing the wheel because you can't be assed to spend a few hours a week actually investing in your improvement.
You're not special. You're going to make the same stupid mistakes everyone else does when they start out. The point of the sticky is to direct you towards resources that address the most common things artists must learn.
Videos are fine resources, but a lot of the good books in the sticky don't come in video format and a 30 minute video tutorial on a subject isn't going to be as thorough. You can probably find a good video tutorial on any and all of the fundamentals, but you're sacrificing a bit of depth.
Both is the best method. I find videos the best for an introduction and books better for a deeper understanding.
You probably dislike books and that's one thing, but your reasoning is just plain false. Videos take a lot of more time to explain a point even if you're a slow reader. Books are not any less visual a medium, but you have the advantage of both going through the whole thing a lot faster and finding the exact point you want a lot faster. Tutorial videos tend to have a fuckton of inane rambling and if you want to find a certain thing it's a lot of a hassle.
Don't cheat yourself, you know it's true.
Those books are fucking expensive. Granted, I could buy those books and probably be fine, but I'm not going to dump $100s of dollars on a career that what make a return on investment until years down the line.
Even in the sticky it says you can skip the psudoscience ramblings of the author.
I do read it but some of it I skip. The best part is that it's a book with pictures in it so it's really only like 50 pages of real reading. I usually re-read some areas if i'm missing a concept.
Keys is pretty good and the author does a great job of grounding everything for you.
serious mate, i take it you're not very educated about art in general... because digital is a form of media.. Pencil, pen, sculpting, 3d art. It's all the same. The exact same. No difference. The exact same fundamentals to let you create with anything. Time to read and draw faggot
If you're not going to be patient in your learning, you may as well quit now. You have to keep in mind, all of your drawings are going to look like absolute shit for like a year. If reading a book is too much for you, then you're wasting your own time here.