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    I have A4 sketch books from when i was about 15, all the sketchbooks are the same style so they stack well on top of eachother.

    Anything on loose paper i throw away though, If its good I take a photo of it.

    But I have tons of digital photos i want to delete, but i guess with hard drives getting bigger and bigger the space the photos use will become less and less of an issue over time.

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    Man, it would take me forever to photograph all of my stuff...but I suppose that will be a project for the summer. Still not sure what to do with my growing sketchbook collection, it takes up a quarter of the storage space in my closet already...gah, when is enough enough? A lot of my sketchbooks from high school I feel like are just repeats of one another since I drew the same crap all the time but they are almost like diaries to me, its really hard for me to fathom tossing any of them...gah! Art dilemmas.

    Gesture stuff though I definitely toss...probably going to gesso over and repaint all of my old canvases from college too. Most of those paintings are pure crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmenSpirits View Post
    I have a bucket full of sb's and stuff. Funny when I look at it, I can actually see the potential I showed for comics then. Some decent stuff was produced.
    Yup, that's pretty much what I have as well.

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    @kasei: I would only photograph the decent stuff. That's what I did. Rather than store an image of every little piece that I did, I store an image of the stuff that I was proud of (at the time that I did it).

    Then, as time goes on, I look back at it (especially if I'm feeling that my work currently sucks) and see how much I actually improved. The mindset of "I thought that was good? Really? Wow! Okay... so, I've definitely improved".

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    Hmm at first I try reassigning them to places that are not full. I have not yet run out of said nooks and crannies but a few times some bunches have got in the way and pissed me off and I sorted them, kept some and used the rest as firestarters.
    It gets a bit trickier with three dimensional stuff (I study architecture so they do build up). So far I have followed the policy that if they get smushed up, I throw them away.

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    upload it all to a blog, let my webhost worry about storage, sketchbooks usually get lost when traveling or moving, still have a few around though

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    I keep my sketchbooks- they go on a bookshelf.
    loose stuff I usually scan and once every few months I sort it, keep the gems and recycle the rest.
    Digital stuff is easy enough to keep - especially with portable hard drives getting so cheap!

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    I don't have that many drawings yet to actually participate in the "piling up stress"... but the plan is that unless it's disastrous, I'm gonna make a huge collage of the old stuff, like glueing it on a board, and paint or draw something new and cool on top of it. The old drawings will probably be covered with a thin layer of paint to dim it so it looks like "proper background"

    I did put old drawings in an art-journal... but yeah, alter the old stuff, still let it have its original "charm" as far as possible, but make it look cooler!

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    I hang new paintings, stack old ones, and sell even older ones for scraps or give them away.

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    Red face

    I have about a bunch of sketchbooks that are the same style, with exception of varied size and binding. I put them in a book case and laugh at them later when i need some motivation

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    I look back at my old art and realize I was a hell of a lot more creative than I am nowadays. Then I go ahead and redo the same idea, but with my current skill level.

    Doctors heal you, Artists immortalize you.

    "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach" - bullshit.

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    chuck the majority of it, the process is more important than the final result. I do however sometimes save stuff on the computer as scans and keep the odd gesture drawing for posterity.

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    I have most of my artwork; even including some scrapbooks my Mother compiled from when I was 3 years old. But I was never a serious, hard working illustrator like some people here, so I have about 20 sketchbooks on a book shelf that comprise just about everything I ever done. Besides, the books from when I was a stoner/drunkard are pretty half-assed--mostly a bunch of limp-wristed sketches with maybe a few flashes of brilliance amidst the wasteland.

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    I normally scan everything at the end of the day and put them in folders. I come back to them a year later and delete any i think that were absolutely awful. The ones that show elements of improvement i keep.

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    Unless I really like it, or it has gone disastrously wrong, I junk it. I try to learn from my worst mistakes.

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    I've often thought it would be pretty cool to gather up some of the best of the "worthless" studies and experiments and do an "Art Tag Sale". Maybe invite other artists to join in.

    I think that while the studies are mostly worthless to us, many non artists might be really thrilled to get some of it, and honestly, I think it would do artists everywhere considerable good for the general public to get back into the notion of owning art. I think selling a few studies cheap could only increase and improve the market for "real" paintings.

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    Why are there never any pictures?

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    What did Leonardo do with his old, crap drawings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by That fat kid View Post
    Why are there never any pictures?
    That can be ammended....and there are many more than these besides, this is just what I have on hand...didn't feel like dragging out the rest.

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    I've thrown away everything I've ever done up until a few weeks ago.

    And now I regret the hell out of it because I have absolutely no idea of how far or short I've come. It's hard because when you can't see where you've come from, where you're currently at artistically feels shitty because all you can see is your current flaws and you can't really see all the flaws you've corrected through the years.

    Always thought I'd start keeping my stuff when it's worth something, but that's a bad mind set. Keep your shit, even if it's shit - so at least you can see all the shit you've gone through.

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    Moar pics!

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    OMG!

    These pictures are really motivating!
    -And damn I'm way far behind you guys :p

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