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August 15th, 2011 #1
learning to draw - 10,000 hours
This is loosely based on the idea that it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill..I'm a complete beginner and starting from 0 hours
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Hmmm. Nice to see another begginer!
You heard of Loomis yet? I think he'd definitely help you with your faces. He's written some bloody good art books. Anyways, Here's some links you'll find helpful in the mean time.
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August 15th, 2011 #4
It's good you've started.
A little advice: Stay away from "magic words". One of those is "10,000 hours". Another is "journey" or "artistic journey". The reason is that these are nebulous goals in the end, and because of the simplicity of a simple word or phrase it tends to hide the tremendous hard work required to get where you want to be.
In other words, it's really easy to say "10,000 hours"... and that fact or effect tends to try to brush away hard work.
Get good instruction, and remember to draw for fun along the way. Don't just do studies, or you'll lose interest.
Good luck and have fun!
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hoping to see you progress
August 16th, 2011 #6
Naidy I've heard of Loomis but I have yet to check his books out Thanks for the tutorials, they were very helpful!
p sage aye, I think you might be right about that I know how much hard work it takes and I'm willing to give it a try, so we'll see where this goes
Thanks for the advice!
MisterBrown thank you!
some doodles before I start studies:
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August 17th, 2011 #7
Attempting to draw hands
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August 17th, 2011 #8
There's already some improvement in the last hand comparing to your first post, as there's an attempt at understanding structure. Here's a simple tutorial on hands that might help you understand more:
This might be useful as well:
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August 17th, 2011 #9
Leonor Really helpful links, thank you
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keep it up!
i'm gonna start my Sketchbook soon.
August 18th, 2011 #13
Sushy Heh Your work is great!
maXmood Thank you! I look forward to visiting your sb
Went to the library and picked up "The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain". I'm not sure if I buy into the left/right brain malarkey but the "negative space" and "sighting" exercises are great