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.
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!!
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
Maybe tomorrow? Attachment 1289236
Woah, first off, thanks so much everyone. Feels good to see other people's names in here . Makes me wanna keep it up.
Also, crap all done recently (oops) had people visiting and been working though. Not a great excuse, s'all I got though.
Stantz - Hey thanks, . Yeah you're right, need to start doing some slightly different stuff, portraits all the time, while I guess they're improving, isn't the most productive thing. Gotta push me some boundaries .
Henrique - Cheers, yeah the eyes were kinda fun . Clothes were just a thing to put into a portfolio for uni, before I started doing studies properly. Ha, that's if you can call what I've been doing studies .
Wanderer - Thank you . Feel like I'm making progress.
Gavin - Huh?
Elophant - Ha thanks, sucks the first thing's the one you liked . Hopefully I'll get summin to match it done soon.
Braintree - Cheers, yeah liked doing the clothes studies. Fun to mess around, work on a slightly stylised thing. Oh, and btw.... Your sketchbook. Mindblowing, love it man.
Vitaquena - Ummmm, gonna take that as a compliment, not exactly sure what you mean though
Ice - Thanks, Yeah, if nothing else, keeping the SB lets me look back and see if I've improved. Gonnna be more impressive in a few months hopefully . (years)
So, onto the work.. Like I said, got basically nothing done, kinda ashamed to post, but did this this evening and figured I'd throw it up here. Cheers again for all the feedback .
Pencil, then biro over the top. On Moleskine.
(Should try working just in ink again I think, confident lines and all that!!)
Been aaaages since I posted on here.
Just started my degree, kinda hard balancing life, my course, and getting some traditional studies etc in as well. Trying though. Hopefully it'll get easier as everything settles down.
Anyway, signed up for life drawing. See... here Attachment 1349725
Right, I've fallen off of my studies recently. But as of.... now. I'm getting back into it.
Progress from tonight. Probably 2 hours. God I'm so slow. Gonna have a crack at finishing this tomorrow.
As always. Any comments, on anything would be hugely appreciated .
Been watching Dan Warren's streams, and figure he's got a point. Set myself some goals, and it hit me hard that I'm not gonna get faster if I just keep babbling along with studies for days on end.
So put another hour into this, and cut it off now.
From now, gonna be working on studies for 2 hours each for the most part, maybe one longer one every week or every other week. Want 20 studies up in the next month.
Wish me luck