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    The challenge is challenging, but in a good way. The whole world looks a bit differently when you have art on the mind. I wonder about the most efficient way to study, but currently I'm enjoying the steady improvement and how peaceful an activity drawing is.

    How are you enjoying your journey?
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    Good progress so far! Keep working on your studies, but don't forget to do some imaginary stuffs too.
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    Wow. Good lord I am at a loss for words. Such dramatic improvement in such a short time! You just gave me a figurative kick in the butt, I really need to work as hard as you do. Keep it up!
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    your improvement makes my happiness tingle
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    I am going to be amazing! .
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    If I was of the type to be jealous of another's progress, I know not what I would do in the face of your tremendous progress. Definitely an inspiration.

    Keep on workin', don't go burning out now.
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    Loomis FTW. Keep it up! Just curious...what's your inspiration from starting this?
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    Darjan Jurincic Thank you!!

    Strato Looks really useful- I will check it out, thanks!

    Hem Ah! I know what you mean These past few weeks have been amazing, I've finally found something I really *really* enjoy for the first time in my life Keep working hard!

    elwghee Yeah, I need to work on that Thanks!

    Kerynean Thanks, but I have a loong long way to go if I want to become even somewhat decent!

    Marlo xD

    Radicou Thanks!

    matthewactual The 10,000 hour idea? It's from a book called "Outliers", it suggests that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master any skill

    Had a bit of an epiphany when I was practicing anatomy - Almost everything in life is made up of the 4 basic 3D shapes in perspective, so if I learnt to draw these 3D shapes in any direction in correct perspective with correct foreshortening = I could draw anything from imagination? o_0 Maybe?

    Skeleton studies from reference:
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    Skull studies from life. Constructed using cubes and cylinders which helped so much with foreshortening:
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    Are those first posts a joke or something? wow so much improvement , keep it up man.
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    Dude...You made me wanna ragequit art...How on Earth did you do that?! Subscribed and rated 5 stars!
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    Theres just so much win from the first page to the last page! Keep it up! Sketchbook is a 5-star type of sketchbook! Well done!
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    "Had a bit of an epiphany when I was practicing anatomy - Almost everything in life is made up of the 4 basic 3D shapes in perspective, so if I learnt to draw these 3D shapes in any direction in correct perspective with correct foreshortening = I could draw anything from imagination? o_0 Maybe?"

    In a sense, there's nothing different between a mountain range, a tree, a spaceship, or a human body. Everything, EVERYTHING can be broken down into your fundamental 3-d forms. Boxes, spheres, cylinders, cones, (To make Jeff happy) torus... Bear in mind that these are abstractions that we use almost like pegs to give us a foothold on foreshortening and realistic drawing. They give your mind something to grab on to, before refining things down into what they actually are. They will not allow you to draw from imagination by themselves, but they can give you quite a leg up. The missing info will come from other sources. For instance, a cylinder may represent a leg, as it's pushing away from you into space. But is it relaxed, as if laying on the ground or an object, or is it tensed as if the figure was jumping off a wall? Which muscles will be in action, or inaction? This will be filled in with either references or a very intimate knowledge of anatomy (supplemented by lots of previously used references.)

    Well, I've rambled. Your epiphany was a good one, but don't get too far ahead of yourself.
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    ErikR Yeah I know my work is crap aha

    MuffinSeeker Hnnngg but my work is so bad please don't rate 5 stars!

    Ven S Thank you but noo it's not!

    Strato Ah, brilliant explanation, thanks


    LOL WHY IS THIS SB 5 STARS? I think we all know the work in here is no-where near that level. Vote down pleease

    Re-reading Vilppu today, gestures from ref:
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    I think I underestimated the importance of the first few exercises...Especially the 'spherical forms' one...it's so hard to figure out what forms are coming forward/going back in space. From reference:
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    Box forms practice from reference:
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    and something from imagination that looks messy and wrong:
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    Hope you didn't take it the wrong way, just thought you had improved so much ;D in such a short amount of time
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