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    365 Days of Art - 100+ days done!

    2011 A Year of Experimentation and Artistic Exploration

    Hey good people! I'm pushing myself to do something ridiculous. This year I'm gonna TRY to spend a little time everyday creating something. It's a commitment I already feel myself regretting, but I'm never gonna get better unless I put in some serious practice time.

    Though I have little experience with this art stuff, I've always been fascinated by it and eager to try my hand. I took a couple of dinky intro art classes in college and since then have always wanted to do more.

    ConceptArt.org has the best artists I've ever seen, and though I feel unworthy of being here, what better place to inspire me to push myself. This project might result in nothing more than hundreds of crappy 5 minute sketches, but I'm pushing on in the hope that something greater will emerge with time.

    Criticisms of all kinds are welcomed, I can't get better unless people tell me where I suck.

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    002: Boy Portrait

    So here are the first images of the project! I was in Washington D.C. for the turn of the new year and had a great time checking out the sights.

    I'm a very impatient drawer, I'll need to force myself to slow down and take my time lest all my drawings become scribbles.

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    003: Girl Portrait

    Excuse the strange scribbles, this was done on a random piece of scratch paper while waiting for my slow computer.

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    004: Colored Pencil Dog Portrait

    Decided to bust out the colored pencils for the first time since kindergarten.

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    005: Rice Woman

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    006: Digital Lady Portrait

    This is my first serious attempt at digitally painting a portrait. I am quite surprised at how well it turned out. How in the world do you draw hair though? For now just lazy scribble hair.

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    007: Imagination Drawing

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    008: Old Man

    At long last I was able to obtain some actual sheets of toned gray paper. I’ve been wanting to try black and white charcoal on gray paper for a very long time.

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    009: Deer Drawing

    This might be the dopiest looking deer I've ever seen. I really messed something up here, but I just can't figure out exactly what's wrong.

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    Yeah mate! I'm doing the same 365 thing in my sketchbook! I tried last year and only got to like mid feb...sigh. I'm determined this year. If you ride me to get it done i'll ride you! If you miss a day, just dust yourself off and get back to it. So far your stuff is looking great! i need to be doing more realistic stuff like you.

    4,8,2 are the best so far i think. Keep at it and you'll be amazed by what a year does!

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    Nice man! Doing this daily thing is pretty intense for those of us who don't have a career doing this. I could feel myself regretting it before I even started! For extra motivation I'm posting all these drawings on Facebook also where all my friends have easy access to them. Their excitement and comments is good inspiration to keep going, but it also means there's no giving up now lest I die of shame and humiliation of my failure. There's no turning back now!

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    010: Charcoal Boy Portrait

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    And just for kicks here's a process video.

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    011: Colored Pencil Cat

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    012: Lady Portrait

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    013: Digital Lady Portrait

    This is another major first as I continue exploring this digital painting stuff. Took 2 hours.

    Watch the process video.

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    Nice maybe there can be few sharpen lines in the hair because face looks very detailed and the like little another style but as I said at the beginning it is NICE
    I will check this thread it looks interesting

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    Wow, I like them all, but that last digital portrait came out amazingly!

    God and other artists are always a little obscure. - Oscar Wilde

    All art is but imitation of nature. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    Please, visit my sketchook! I'm always interested in advice!
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    Thanks all. I definitely need to start studying hair.

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    015: Football Player

    Trying to watch the playoffs, but tonight I only get tv reception if I stand 10 feet away from my tv at a 30 degree angle with both arms above my head in a semi-Y position. It’s pretty much working but my arms are getting too tired!

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    thansk for stopping by my sketchbook man!
    Ill do the same for you and ill try to leave something usefull

    First off,, this project.. 365 days of art.. super cool! this could definatly be a way to improve yourself enormous especially if you add in super cool studies along the 365 days aswell

    Anyway, that last digital portrait you did looks nice.. you have rendered it very smooth.
    but i see some stripes here and there, that are prolly belong to you sketch?
    especially the 'hair' ones that drop down from the side over the head. If you make those a little thicker and maybe add a highlight and give them some shadow on the face. It will give the portrait a bit more interesting points to look at.

    If its a photostudy then something i always like to try is to add some stuff of my own and see if i can put it in the picture without looking unnatural. You could give that a try!

    the figure has a nice movement in him, which is most of the time the hardest thing to do do in a figure.
    But i guess i would have to say you could need some more figure studies to make it more appealing. The proportions are not super off or something, but the way you have attached the lower arms to the upper arms is just a bit freaky i think

    There is a better way to sell that pose, which you will learn if you really know whats underneath the skin.

    So just keep working hard like you are doing now! Good things will come to those who work hard aye

    We'll stay in touch

    Good luck m8!

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    Right on my friend! My poses are definitely still in that stiff awkward stage. I gots ta do lots more sketches. Hands too, it's amazing how difficult those seemingly insignificant hands can be. I just got a bloody lot of studying yet to do!

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    016: Classic Portrait

    My goodness this stuff is hard. I was really hoping this would turn out better, but I'll have to settle for tonight. One and a half hours.

    Here's the progress video for anyone that cares.
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    Very ambitious, and you're doing fantastic so far!

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    017: Quick Horse Sketch

    HAHAHAHAHAAA This looks like a 1st grader drew it. Oh well, not everything comes out pretty. I have a new felt pen I wanted to try out. Probably should have picked a different subject matter.

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    The digital portait is looking great, you really seem to be getting the hang of it, the last felt tip drawing could use some shading, it's def your weakest of the bunch, but you're right..keep going, i'll pop in to provide inspiration quite frequently, i love the motivation you're showing so far, i also ask you do the same for me if you have some time

    ...the imperfections make it interesting...

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    Thanks everyone. I just realized that I should have made this an old grandma unicorn. Then perhaps it could be called "art". Actually, the thought of an old feeble unicorn past its prime is making me kind of sad

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    018: Quick Digital Portait

    Another quick test of the Sketchbook Express program. I want to like the program, but so far it’s just not cutting it for me. It is delightfully smooth and fast though! About 40 minutes.

    Here's the short process video.

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    So far, it looks like you're off to a good start. Keep up the good work!

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    8)I'm impressed.

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    yeah man, nice stuff so far! i like your portraits, they are very expressive! i also like your plan to do every day of the year something creative I'm doing something similar: at least 100 different selfportraits in 2011 (sci-fi- and fantasy-versions inclusive ), so maybe you can stop by!

    keep up the good work, i'm looking forward to see some new stuff!

    greets mäscheti

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