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January 19th, 2013 #1Registered User
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Lately, I haven't been drawing as much as I should, because of work and all. I recently registered for a local art class (for free, mind you), but at the moment, it's not keeping me busy. So, I had decided to make a practice schedule, which will focus on basic forms. I chose basic forms because I feel like I haven't really worked on them as much. This is the schedule I came up with:
Monday - Cubes
Tuesday - Cylinders
Wednesday - Spheres
Thursday - Cones
Friday - Combining forms
Saturday - Light on Form
Sunday - Composition
I will spend at least 3-5 hours a day on these subjects. Studies include drawing squares and ellipses in perspective, depth of spheres, symmetry of cones, light from different angles, hard and soft edges, and drawing forms from imagination.
So, what do you guys think? Am I missing something, or did I add too much?
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if you pretend spending 3-5 hours a day i would recommend drawing Cubes, Cylinders, Spheres, Cones on the first and second day.
third and fourth day: Combining forms, Composition;
fifth day: Light on Form;
sixth and seventh day: real life, photo reference studies
i think spending 3-5 hours on a single shape is too much
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January 19th, 2013 #3
Draw what you like. Too many studies will make you hate art. I'd recommend spending thirty minutes to an hour a day on boring stuff, and the rest on something more interesting, like drawing what you see. Also, drawing from imagination is an important skill that you shouldn't overlook.
January 19th, 2013 #4
i agree with the two previous post. i would suggest lumping all those studies together and either do them all in a day or two or use it as a warm up and than use the rest of the time for life drawing, figure drawing, imagination work, etc. as long as you are drawing its all good!
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January 22nd, 2013 #5
definitely lump all those geometry/shape studies into the same day, they're very much related and it would be more beneficial to do them together.
the important thing with schedules is to always be refining and adjusting as needed to make it work, which you'll learn how to do as the days go by
January 22nd, 2013 #6
The important thing is to stop planning and to start practising. Now.
January 22nd, 2013 #7
January 22nd, 2013 #8thanoss Guest
Mate you can keep setting yourself a schedule, and then coming here telling us you have set a schedule. If you are not going to do any studying then wtf is the point of the schedule. Dont come here and tell us you have this great schedule you have, whh makes you feel great, and then you do fuck all about it. Why even tell us you have a schedule. JUST DO THE BLOODY WORK, DONT TELL ANYONE, JUST DO IT!!!!!!.
January 23rd, 2013 #9
Yeh booooi just DO IT alright you know just do it ok do do do iiiiiiiiiittttttt, dont talk to ANYONE shut your mouth and face fck this shiznit outta that page..... I mean nobody cares if you wanna know shit or just feel the need to ask stupid random shit for no other reason than to get a reply from a pro....i mean anyone thats made it knows it ALLL hardwork baby, so kick yourself in the ballls an work dont whine........... arghhhh hahahahahahha strips naked rubs peanut butter all over myself rolls on the flooor, just work baby work it haaard. fetal position hold me mummy.
fck me im sick of arrogance even if its said in good faith!!!
Nice schedule but mix it up with some fun stuff so you dont lose the plot like i just did good luck .
flag it ban me, but it was worth it.
Sorry I don't have any examples of my work,
I'll try to get some up when I feel ready and more confident,
I hope you can appreciate my honesty and be a little patient with my lack of contribution.
January 23rd, 2013 #10
I disagree with most posts here. You haven't scheduled any time in your schedule to update your schedule. Also you are going to need a separate schedule for the different sets of scheduled time for the different updates of your schedule schedule. I suggest you keep them colour coded.
This is said lovingly by an obsessive schedule/list maker.
No matter how much it seems like it would work it just never pans out the way you think so just get drawing and just set a general target eg. get down the basics of head construction for next two weeks. Move onto the next bit when you feel comfortable doing it on your own. If you are struggling with box forms for example keep doing them until you are comfortable. Its going to vary massively. If you try to stick to a schedule too slavishly from the beginning you might engage in the theatre of learning to draw rather than actually learning to draw like drawing 1000 spherical forms when you really don't need to do any more. Just make sure you are working towards a goal. This is the advantage of teaching yourself. You may in fact learn faster because you are spending the right amount of time that YOU need to on each thing and you cant know that until you start drawing drawing drawing drawing .. not planning!
January 23rd, 2013 #11
It's like the artistic version of the gym.
Only problem is we don't get a cut of the gym memberships that people sign up for and leave rotting for years
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