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June 27th, 2011 #1
The 10000 Hour Rule - Art Edition - 6455/10,000
So, I'm Jake, and this is my very unscientific attempt to test the '10,000 hour rule' (It's also on tumblr at http://10000hourrule.com)
When I heard about the '10,000 hour rule' I was interested in being an artist, but I was struggling to draw every day and thought it might be an interesting challenge to try and log my hours. Partly because I thought it would be fun to see how well the theory lines up with reality, but mostly because I was lazy, and needed a goal. I started by working for an hour or so each day, when I could, and gradually worked my way up to doing it (as best I can) all of the time.
I'm not obsessed with the idea. I don't think that x amount of hours will magically make me good. Maybe it's a terrible idea... But I'm 4000+ hours in now, and it seems stupid to stop.
And, here's some links to various people talking/writing about the subject. They explain it all way better than I could.
Last edited by JakeB; May 27th, 2015 at 06:49 PM.
Hide this ad by registering as a memberJune 28th, 2011 #2
Ok, after messing around with the sizes, think I can update easily now. The attachment manager thing's a bit long, if it works, it works though.
All stuff from yesterday or earlier - Marker pen drawings are from a while back.
June 28th, 2011 #3
Bit more stuff from today, plus some old moleskine work I'd forgotten about
June 28th, 2011 #4
Did a tiny bit of Loomis work, and then a portrait, trying to bear in mind what I read.
Almost felt like a step forward..
Rendering's still pretty bad, this pencil thing's totally beating me.
July 1st, 2011 #5
Couple of bits of digital from yesterday. Not exactly proud of them, needed to post though
July 6th, 2011 #6
Had visitors so not got a lot done,
Digital from last night,
And some pencils from today
July 8th, 2011 #7
Couple more bits, all from yesterday.
Gonna colour the key today, not feeling that confident. We'll see how it goes though
Little bit of Loomis
And then a bit of linework in PhotoShop
July 8th, 2011 #8
That's some nice work you've got so far. I think you should try to do some more full-body sketches instead of just faces all the time.
The extreme close up of the horse made me chuckle
July 8th, 2011 #9
Trisscar - Hey, thanks for dropping by, really appreciate it. Full body stuff sounds like it could be fun, I'll give it a shot.
Just tried colouring that key. Just have no idea where to start or how to approach it. I've slapped down some colours, but they're pretty off, and not sure how I should attack it.
Any pointers would be a huge help!!
July 27th, 2011 #10
So, I realise noone actuallllly cares, but sorry for the huge delay uploading, went away for a week with some friends, and sorta got out of sync. Anyway, here's what I've been up to I guess.
Any comments would be awesome... Seriously, they'd make my day
All pencil this time, got scared of PS
July 27th, 2011 #11
Just found this in a folder of old work. Was pretty proud of it when I did it (as I was putting together my uni application).
Nothing compared to some of the work on this site though. Woooahh
July 28th, 2011 #12
trying to do a detailed study in PS.
July 29th, 2011 #13
Well this is where I got to with the study... Which I found out was michael jordan. Ooops, probably should've known that.
But yeah, here it is. I just get stuck at this point. I should really stick with it and keep at it, but... I. Am. Shattered. Might try and just dedicate a day to a single piece soon. That should help
- Christof simons,
- Marcus Aseth,
- Viking Raider,
- Paul Kokshin,
- Kelvin Liew,
- Alex DL,
- Three Dee,