View Poll Results: Drawing time?

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  • Less than an hour a day

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  • 1-3 hours a day

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  • 3 - 6 hours a day

    17 25.37%
  • More!

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  • I'm a pro, so I spend practically all my time drawing.

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  1. #1
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    Time you spend drawing

    Has anyone ever heard one of those "I used to draw *insert exaggerated time lapse*", that makes anybody feel like "God this is a real artist" and "I have to practice more"?

    My question is if those were actually working that hard. I mean, it is GOOD to have artistic life and give it its time, but they would also work and study, eat, sleep,... so be like spending 25 hours a day drawing seems almost impossible to me.

    Straight to the point.

    What's your actual drawing time?

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    I try and clock in 30 minuets. The problem is I get bored very quickly. I also have a short attention span. After awhile drawing can become very boring,you sometimes feel its not even worth it and that you want to do something eles like watch Tv,or play on the computer. I rarely watch TV,so messing about on my Laptop is what does it for me. Listening to music sometimes helps as complete silence is very boring,however listening to the same song over and over won't help much. If you want to clock as much as time as possible on your art you just need to enjoy yourself,don't keep doing the same part over and over,try something different,like experimenting with colours

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    If we even need this discussion at all perhaps we can keep it in one current thread at a time.

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=89339

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    this seems to be a huge concern for people lately.. not sure why

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    The only questions which are relevant are:

    How much time are you spending on drawing? - are you making good progress? - if not, how much extra time could you spend? - and - do you realise that its not just about the amount of time you are practicing, but whether you are doing the right sort of practice; so are you making best use of the learning resources available to you, books, info and help here and elsewhere online, local teachers, etc...

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    Zero time, to five minutes, to.. I dunno. Longest time I spend drawing before I need a break is about 3 hours. How LONG do I spend on a drawing? As long as it takes... 5 minutes to... I dunno...

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    I'm drawing for 5, 10, maybe 15 minutes per day. It's been a long time since I really drew, so I think I'd burn out if I tried to study for an hour or more every day. I'll start increasing my time once drawing daily has become a habit again. Hopefully I'll have re-established the connection between getting ideas and drawing them by then, plus I'll have re-built my confidence.

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    If you want to succeed at any career...you have to really work at it. Top concept artists and illustrators are the top because they dedicate themselves to it. The same with top CEO's of fortune 100 companies or a doctor at the top of his field...

    So, if you want to be at the top, you gotta draw all the time It's not a goal for everyone though, some people just want to get by while focusing on other things (like a social life! hehe).

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    About 12 hours. It never seems enough.

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    Depends on what other things I have going on in the week, but my normal for draft to finished works is around upto 6 hours or sometimes more. I enjoy drawing and have alot to express, or keep myself inspired. I'm doing it for fun, and working into the biz. I second what Ivory commented.

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    If you want to improve....the more time the better. Of coure, you should take frequent breaks, to let your eyes rest. If you don't have anything to draw, I would suggest picking up Peck's Anatomy of the artist and start drawing the structures in there. They can be very complex to get perfect, but once you can do that...you are on your way to being a very good life/character artist.

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    I spend around 19 hours a week drawing, so divide it by 7 days and it's 2.7 hours a day. I wish I can draw more, but well, when you're having a 8.5 hour job from Mon - Fri + night classes on Tue and Thur, it's hard to find time.

    God, pls grant me 48 hours a day, and I'll use the remaining 24 hours to draw and draw and become old-master-level by the age of 35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeon_OND View Post
    God, pls grant me 48 hours a day, and I'll use the remaining 24 hours to draw and draw and become old-master-level by the age of 35.
    It never works that way. Most people say "If I only had X I'd become a millionaire/champion/master" and as a result they never do. Then there are people who say "I'll do whatever it takes with whatever I have" and they succeed.

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