Back in late April, I finished taking Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching at Concept Design Academy with Patrick Ballesteros–a very talented artist and a great instructor. Prior to this class, I was never confident with rendering/sketching creatures, plants, forms, etc. So it was really nice going back to the basics for a change and learning some new techniques. I still have a lot to learn and improve on, but I look forward to developing my technique. If you're interested, or have been thinking about this class, I would highly recommend it!
Here's a link to Patrick's website of awesomeness: www.patrickballesteros.com