I guess I have a passion for drawing since I was small? :d Majored in illustration in The One Academy, Malaysia from 2008-2010 and now I'll be proceeding to Birmingham City University, UK for a degree. I would say painting pots and fruits does help in some ways, but it depends on whether you make it work or not. If you simply paint the things just for the sake of passing the class, then I suppose there's no point to that. So it's all up to you actually (:
In the first year we do basic things like life drawing (fruits, other items, mannequins), perspective, figure studies and a bunch of other fundamental studies. We also learn a little bit of design. Second year is a mix of the above and imagination drawings. And final year is mostly imagination drawings like character designs, storyboarding, etc.
yeah! thanks so much! haha, so you did lots of fundamentals in college! that's helpful, because now I won't feel lost my way because all I do is forced to draw pots and pans and statue noses and stuff lol. do you think famous old oil painters ever did this stuff?