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    Journey of 10,000 hrs.

    This is my sketch book which I am making a log of all my hrs spend drawing. I just kinda estimated that I'm at 500 hrs so I go on from there.

    Hours 500-504
    Some work out of "Drawing on the right side of the brain". Plus some random doodle tattoos. The one in ink was inspired by Fresca (which is a soft drink for anybody who doesn't know).

    Journey of 10,000 hrs.

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    hey welcome to CA the book your working Is a excellent way to improve it helped me for sure, keep up with that and also try to keep posting even if you don't feel like it.

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    I agree ... we will see how you will improve.

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    rawr. welcome and goodluck! - u will get to your goal

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    Geth, Elophant, tronrobot - Thank you for your encouragement.

    Hours 505-508
    Here is some more work from "Drawing on the right side of the brain".

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    Last edited by angie101; February 19th, 2011 at 02:08 AM.
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    Day 3

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    More work from drawing from the right side of the brain, which i have "completed". I like how the larger girl facing forward and the native man turned out. I'm still having problems with the cheek and jaw lines... especially in the 3/4 views. Going to have to do some more skull, facial muscle studies.

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    Day 4

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    Tried some Andrew Loomis today. Specifically "Creative Illustration". Came up with these very rough composition sketches (for practice). They are from life (maybe another factor on why are so... terrible. lol) This book is pretty hard to get into, going to require a lot more composition sketches to get anywhere. Probably need to slow down on the reading and do more just drawing...

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    Day 5

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    Started to do some work from "Creative Illustrations" again. (resulted in triangle thing) Failed miserable and switched to "Figure drawing for all its worth". Drew the typical body proportions.

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    Day 6

    Some different proportions from Loomis "figure drawing for all its worth".

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    Hi there.


    Sincere good luck in what you're about to undertake. Hope you can withstand all the hard times to come.

    This may be an unpopular thing to say, but I wish people would forget about Betty Edwards' book as a tool for learning how to draw. It would be different if I could find a single successful, professional artist praising her method as the answer for people trying to learn to draw. Blind contour drawings, frankly, are a tremendous waste of time. Anything that encourages people's conscious minds to be disengaged from what they're doing on the paper or canvas is a terrible approach, IMO.

    Anyhow enough of that. Good luck again, and I'll just throw in a suggestion to remember to learn the basics first. Master them, and you'll have the tools to move on. (Anatomy is not a basic; it's an advanced topic, as is color)

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    Day 7

    Hour 517
    More loomis studies. Proportions for different ages, plus some poses, and skeletal figures.

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    10,000 hours isnt that like 3 days :p Just joking, I think its a grea idea. I wish I had more time to dedicate to my artwork. Id love to see how you progress.

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    Day 8

    MassDet- I wish it was only 3 days, then i could be an expert already... but yeah its like 417 days (if you could draw 24 hrs a day).

    Hour 518
    More work from Loomis.

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    good stuff so far! some of your figures i think are a little too short.
    your pretty motivated keep it up
    - thanks for visiting my SB

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    Tronrobot- Yeah, I don't really know my proportions of the human body yet, so thanks for pointing that out.

    Hours 519-521
    Working on some skull proportions, not quite finished the page yet, so i'll upload it probably tomorrow, or something.

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    The basics

    Hi, I don't know if I'm from an old school method but I believe you should draw some objects first, deal with perspective, straight lines, proportion, the 3D planes after mastering these you move to figure drawing and portraiture. As someone said here anatomy is an advanced issue. Why don't you set up some still lifes to draw them from life? I believe that you'd learn much more than copying the drawings from these books at this moment.

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    Cojac- thanks for the input...

    Hours 522-525
    Worked on some skull pictures.

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    damn nice skull renderings...you been working hard eyy they look real good

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    Day 11

    tronrobot- Thank you

    Hours 526-527
    More skulls on the way... (sketchbook page not finished, again)

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    Day 12

    Hours 528- 530

    More skull sketches.

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    Day 13

    Hour 531 & 532

    another skull.
    *note to self - next time you want to shade with a H pencil, just don't.

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    Day 14

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    another skull... better then the last
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    Day 15

    Hours 535-536

    skull from the front view.

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    Day 16

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    Worked on some facial muscle placement, don't really understand it... but yeah...

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    Day 17

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    More face muscles.

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    Day 18

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    So I'm back after battling a wicked cold. Here are some more muscle studies of the face.

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    Day 19

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    Practices my new skills of facial anatomy to draw this face, obviously I still need to work on my "face skills".

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    Day 20

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    Drew this picture of Taylor Swift... not very recognizable but yeah...

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    Day 21

    Other sketches on page... drawing faces gone terribly wrong... lol

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    A Mini Goal Inside 10,000 Hours

    The Goal:
    To become proficient enough at drawing the human body to sell a commission by Feb 26th 2012.

    The Steps:
    1. Draw everyday from Andrew Loomis's Figure Drawing for All Its Worth, for 1 hr. (To be re-evaluated in 21 days ( April 15th))

    Accountability:
    In order to stay accountable to myself, so that I can reach this goal, I will be posting everyday on Conceptart.org from March 27th - April 15th. In these posts I will scan in my work from the Andrew Loomis books, and write a detailed entry (100+ words) about what I learned, the drawing, ect.

    Problems/Solutions:
    Unfortunately I have terrible procrastination problems,
    In order to deal with this I must try to assign appropriate time to these goals:
    Scan Pictures in before kids get up. Then Draw.
    Post On conceptart.org in the evening.
    (will try to come up with a more specific time)


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