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    Really good start and love your mindset! That's half the battle. It's persistence, persistence, persistence, and draw, draw, draw, but you are attacking it head on and can't wait to see more.
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    @AllyAlbon-You've got it sister, persistence is the key. Thank you for the encouragement!

    Today I tried a new strategy: "If I do a page of head studies, I can watch one episode of How I Met Your Mother" (I just started watching the other day-hated it at first, now I'm suddenly on season 2...)

    But today's new strategy in reality ended up going something like this: "Okay, I did a page of head studies. Time to watch How I Met Your Mother!" 7 episodes and half a bottle of wine later....."I need a new strategy". Haha.

    ...or maybe i just need a whole lot more willpower

    Hope to have something other than dull gestures posted soon.
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    Love your style/studies, keep at it. Hopefully we both can post some stuff that took more than 3 hours sometime as I have only been posting quick stuff as well. Its good to see you studying the shape's and flow of the body. Will definitely help in the end
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    Your Skull studies from #32 are very nice, attach to it and push your skills. You could finish up your gestural studies with some figure drawings.

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    @spitboi- Good to hear we're in the same boat. I think I'm going to start making time for longer studies this week you should do the same!

    @LastGen- Thank you very much, I'm definitely going to build on gesture with figure studies. I've had that in the back of my mind but I still feel like I need to work on gesture a bit more. Hopefully I;ll have some figure studies done this week.
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    Nice gestures. I'm curious to see your figure drawings.

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    First off, thank you for the generous outpouring of information on your approach. I'm going to take the week off from lengthy still-lifes (just a few shorter ones to keep the approach fresh in mind), and will instead focus my time on gestures using your information and that of the pdf you linked. I've created a 'before' page of gestures and will likely post my updates on my sketchbook.

    Finally, I think I know what's drawn me to your work. I would highly suggest checking out AztcFireFlower's thread for some beautiful and elegant approaches to gesture and figure sketching. Your drawings remind of his/hers.

    You are right, by the way! When learning new things, I usually take a highly structured, analytic approach. Funny how I never do that with the rest of my life.

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    "Bad hugs" lol
    nice sketchbook, I like the old-fashion feeling from your pictures... like old ink on old paper... something like that
    keep going...

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    @rishenko-You're welcome, good luck with gesture and let me know how it goes (pretty sure I subscribed to your SB, so I'll most liekly see your updates anyway). Thanks for the link to AztcFireFlower's sketches, their drawings are amazing! He/she really knows what they're doing when it comes to getting movements and form down. That's totally what I aspire to be able to do.

    PS, I wish i was more structured in my daily life too oh well, at least we're being productive with art!

    @jablar- my paper turns out looking "old fashioned" because of the lighting in my room, haha. It's very yellow when it appears in photos...I take pictures of my work because I don't have a scanner. Thanks for the comment!

    Alright, today's sketches. What is this? Day 12? I think so.

    Today i realized that Bridgman's face studies don't help me...at all. I love Bridgman, his drawings are beyond beautiful, I just don't feel like he goes in depth enough with the face. Andrew Loomis has helped me a lot more, as has this link, which is full of studies by Kevin Chen that I personally think are great. Clear and easy to understand and practice with. Bridgman rocks, but he just doesn't do it for me when it come to faces and heads....the way he lays out head proportions just isn't as straightforward as Loomis.

    Today I didn't do much, just gesture and some faces/skulls/heads. A lot of those heads ended up turning into Swamp Thing though...I clearly was having a difficult time focusing today, haha. I tried to make my drawings larger instead of cramming them into one page, and I think it helped as far as curvy, flowing lines go. I also did a longer figure study, just 15 minutes. I didn't formally "block" the forms in though, just did it in my head really quick, next time I'm going to really pay attention to the construction of the forms rather than just the outline.

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    Goals for tonight/tomorrow: heads, finish the self portrait I started, gesture and figure studies.

    I've been looking for a figure drawing workshop in my area and surprise surprise, my town's complete lack of culture means there is a deficiency of life drawing opportunities available. I'm going to call the local gallery tomorrow and see what they say. I can enroll in figure drawing when I transfer to a state school this fall, but I'm majoring in evolutionary biology (which is a pretty big major) so I might not have room for drawing classes over the two years that I'm there. We shall see.

    Advice is welcome...I feel like I have almost no idea what direction I'm going in right now.
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    LOL! Bad hugs rules! ahahaha I live in a little town in the mountains of italy that is frequented by a couple of bears every spring and summer...I can only imagine what they could hug like hehe..very nice studies too..the ca skulls look fantastic...keep up the great work!

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    @Claudio Grassi- Ha! I'm sure bear hugs are the best hugs, at least right before they attack you I've had some close calls with bears in the mountains near where I live, they're crazy. Thank you for the encouragement!
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    Day 13

    It's been a non-drawing day...I got sucked into watching the Hatfields and McCoys miniseries on the History Channel. It's so beautiful, I'm going to rewatch it again tomorrow. I highly recommend it.

    I'm almost too embarrassed to even post today, I know I can do a lot better than this! I just studied the neck with Bridgman, did some gestures, attempted to do some longer figure studies, got really frustrated and didn't block anything in (gah!) and pretty much called it quits for the day. Tomorrow after volunteer time I'm going to put a lot more effort into my work.

    This guy was supposed to be a longer study, but he came out looking awful and I gave up! Hopefully I can bring myself to fix him tomorrow. His legs are very short, haha.
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    .....Day 15.

    I partied too hard yesterday and last night, BUT I did catch this awesome commencement speech Neil Gaiman gave to the graduating class of an art school. It's 20 minutes, goes by fast, and is really inspiring. And not in some cheesy cliche way; it's actually realistic advice for artists of all kinds. Made me want to draw. I love anything and anybody who can make me feel that way.

    http://laughingsquid.com/author-neil...class-of-2012/
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    Wouldn't worry, you will have plenty of good days and plenty of bad ones. Just keep at it.
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    You're doing very well...besides disconnecting from art for a minute makes you want it even more, no?
    Ooooh! and I watched the first episode of the Hatfields and McCoys miniseries..man that was good stuff...wasnt expecting it to be that good...you know, coming from the history channel? :/
    anyhow drink a virgin bloody mary, take two aspirin and get back to work! HA!
    later

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