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    Hey Leonor if you could tell me how that would work or what it is I will be your schedule partner. It's always fun to improve and help someone in the process. Thanks in advance!
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    Hey guys. Today's a really great day for posting so I tough about something. I will buy myself some new tools so please suggest some good ones and if you could tell me where to get them please post that too. I need everything that may come in handy when drawing. I figured I need good tools to start the art schedule. I will post what I have an if you could tell me what's good on my arsenal and what's not even worth having tell me. Also yesterday I was washing a TV series called LA Ink and I saw how beautiful the tattoos where and I wanted to ask, is there a tattoo artist around here that could post his creations on this topic and if the tattoo artist could tell me how he has improve since he started tattooing please post. Thanks in advance. Wait for the images cause I'm watching Code Geass right now and when I finish this episode I will start taking the photos and posting them here.
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    Seriously, you don't any special tools to study - pencil and paper is perfect. You might to try out colour, as some people do learn better with it, but kids crayons are cheap and easy.
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    I know. I was going to get them for when I started drawing seriously. Thanks for posting, please post on the other thing in the post.
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    Leonor: Where you joking man? I really would want to know what that is.
    Reminder:I will buy myself some new tools so please suggest some good ones and if you could tell me where to get them please post that too.I need everything that may come in handy when drawing. I figured I need good tools to start the art schedule. I will post what I have an if you could tell me what's good on my arsenal and what's not even worth having tell me.( I will post the images when I get the charger for my phone, I can't find it.) LOL
    Also yesterday I was washing a TV series called LA Ink and I saw how beautiful the tattoos where and I wanted to ask, is there a tattoo artist around here that could post his creations on this topic and if the tattoo artist could tell me how he has improve since he started tattooing please post.

    Tell me if this is a better schedule and suggest something for the final 15min. Thanks in advance. Also if you have any kind of tips for any of the studies I will be doing post them up here and if you have any kinds of tips to help me make a good webcomic post them here too. I forgot to say that if you have any kind of tips to help on planning the dialogue of the webcomic post that here too. Post any tip or any link that may help me improve my art and make my drawing time fun and not a chore. I'm going to become a good artist even if it kills me and that's final. Thanks in advance.

    Could anyone tell me what they did when they came out of college? I mean what did they do whit there art and what kind of career did they pursue and thinks like that. Thanks in advance.
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    Well for new art equipment, any art store will sell them in abundance although be careful as some can be very expensive! Also, it's not about how good your things are, especially for somebody at your (and my) level. A basic sketchbook and any pencils/pens will do fine, as its you who is making the art, not the equipment. You could have the best artist equipment in the world, and still produce the same artwork you did with the cheapest pencil. So don't worry about new and shiny equpiment fornow, at least!

    One tip I can give you concerning your schedule is - don't burn yourself out or make art seem like a chore. This could seriously damage your artistic growth! Make sure you spend time drawing things which interest you, and remember to have fun with your art. Studies are fine, but make sure you balance it out and have fun with your art too!

    I'm afraid I can't answer any of your other questions, having not started college yet myself, and having no knowledge of tattoos but I hope this helps!
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    Hi, Mabelma! I looked at your SB and I read through this topic you made. I have some thoughts that I hope might be helpful. Before that, I'll just advise you TAKE YOUR TIME. Seriously, you will enjoy art more if you take your time and worry less about time or looks or anything:

    First off, looking in your SB, you are improving with figures! Though it's hard for me to see your drawings because they're so small. Perhaps you can upload them in a larger size. Also try using the "Attachment Manager" to upload images. You can click the "Post Reply" button and find the little paper clip button to do that.

    Now onto what you're up to, I noticed you mentioned tools to use. As others have said, pencils and paper are just fine. Regular HB pencils work wonders when you want to get some ideas on paper, at the very least. They can be powerful too, though!

    Yoitisi made a thread about tools here, where people can show the tools they use and compare. You might find this useful:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...ighlight=tools

    Thing is, to really get an idea of what different experiences people have with different tools, you need to do some good searching and try some tools that you have access to. All that being said, I know of some places where you can get more info and save it...keep it close:

    Concept Art 101. Seedling made this one, with challenges and such to really help you think of ideas for your pictures and such:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=81332

    Idiot Apathy's Peer Project thread. You can do exercises here, mainly with lighting and colours. Check out some of the links, too:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=76955

    Fine Arts, Studies and Discovery section. That's where many of the above type of threads are sitting, waiting to be used:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=7

    Tutorials, Tips & Tricks section for some great tutorials on specific things...
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=42

    My thought is, the more you show, the more you'll get help especially catered to your needs. That's what I'm learning, especially recently. I still don't post enough, but I've been trying and more people will likely say something when you got some things to show. So I suggest you draw at your own pace, and show whatever you got in your SB. Unfinished or finished, it doesn't matter!

    Now, I can't help you with tattoos, but try the Search tool here on the forums. I could've sworn I saw some threads around here with tattoos in mind! Oh, and if you'd like a good push as far as webcomics are concerned (though I'm with alesoun on waiting to bother with 'em), go here to the Panels or the Week Challenge section:

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=145

    There's some great info about comics, story, etc. Also, outside of CA, I've gone here to see what some webcomic artists do to actually make their comics come to life and STAY alive: http://www.thewebcomiclist.com/forums/

    And to agree with some advice, don't push yourself too hard with the scheduling. Believe me when I say it'll help you less if you do push too hard. One thing to make your experience more fun is to take time to draw something you WANT to draw, not only practice yourself into the ground (unless you have fun doing that). But just something you love drawing, all for yourself without worrying about critiques or anything. Also, you should take a guiltless break now and then from art. It'll be more fun when you have a refreshed mind!

    I think this is as far as I should go. LOADS of answers. That's the fun part of your art endeavours though, searching for more and finding some of your own. XD Start looking around for even more answers, definitely look around CA. You'll find some very useful information pretty much everywhere!

    Good luck!
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    Spirit:Thanks for your post. I though about the chore thing and that's why drawing from my mind is the most important thing in there.
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    Sorry I forgot to take a photo of the scanner. Again!

    JazzW: Thank you for that amazing post. I have been to some of those topics. I'll bookmark each of them. About the art break, I'm currently taking it I'm doing to start the six months fresh. About the schedule think as I said earlier I though that if the schedule was gonna work out I needed something that could make me say this is why I do this everyday, so I made the most important thing to draw from the mind; not just because it helps me but because it's fun. I started uploading everything on my sketchbook as an attachment. Go back and check it if you want. Thanks for the compliments and if anyone is around the forums and wants to answer some kind of question check my topic I love making questions but the funnest part of it it's getting answers. So post, post, post.

    Answer the left question and thanks to everyone that has ever posted in this topic or on my sketchbook.
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    Hey guys. I had a really awesome idea for a little community project and I would love to make it happen but I don't know where to post it so I'm basically going to post it here and see who joins.

    Mario style Remix:
    So the idea is to draw Mario in different style as possible. Like for example I could draw fat Mario while someone else could draw anime Mario and another person could draw say Army Mario or something like that. I hope you guys like the idea and join. I'll probably make a new topic with the idea but I don't really know where to post it. Tell me what you think. I love to see your post. Thanks in advance!
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    Sorry for the lack of post and updates it's that I have been busy updating my flash game but now I have some spare time and I will start the schedule and the 6 months of hardcore training. As for the last 15 minutes in the schedule I decided to do this.
    Mario style Remix:
    So the idea is to draw Mario in different style as possible.
    I'm going to start as soon as I get off the computer so expect an update in my sketchbook soon. Thanks in advance.
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    Hey guys I have yet a new question. I have started a freelance carrier and I was thinking of making a website for my portfolio. The problem is I don't know how I can make a professional looking website. I mean like the style not the code. If you have any ideas please tell me. Thanks in advance.
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