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    Better than yesterday

    My name is Ali and I'm a artaholic. Art is a struggle for me, always has been. Some wrestle with weight, I wrestle with art. I compare myself which leads to criticising. I'm sure Im not the only one.

    I've decided to compete against myself as opposed to competing against others. Do better then what I had done yesterday.

    At the very least you'll see 2 studies per day:

    2 Hour studies focusing on either Portraits, poses or environment
    1 Hour studies that focus on the human figure (my biggest weakness)

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    Painting from reference is hard, hopefully I'll be an art ninja soon enough

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    2hrs Body Reference / 1.30 Head from reference

    I'm having a lot of difficulties with the body, I guess that means I'll have to crank out some 30s-1m quick poses and a ton of studies

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    You should look Andrew Loomis for structure, he has a book anatomy and face. It should help you ton in understanding the human anatomy and structure; I, myself also have trouble with anatomy when it comes to drawing people.

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    I will focus on the foundations and structure of the anatomy and the faces in the coming posts. I'll try to juggle all at oncce. Whoo, this one was difficult!

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    I've started doing 60 sec Quick gesture drawings. My first goal is 500. I've finally written up a schedule for the first couple of months.

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    Hi, and welcome to CA.
    What you labeled as gesture drawings look more like outline drawings to me. Gesture drawings usually focus on the rythm and flow in the motion while accurate anatomy is being neglected to a certain degree.
    I suggest you to take a look at Stan's explanation and examples on the subject:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74HR5...rMz_Y9Fbw_d2ws

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    Thank you SO much for that link, I had noo idea. I knew something was off...

    OK so I've been hitting Loomis' figure drawing book and applied it to a study from reference.

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    Study from reference: 1hr 30
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    My 1st gesture drawing goal is to reach:1,000
    Current: 30

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    Gesture drawings

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    I've began studying Loomis' head and hands book
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    Had a couple of days off due to family visiting. I felt guilty as hell. Here's to no more distractions.

    Gesture drawings. Hurray! I've reached 120! Now, Let's aim for 300!
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    And a continuation of anatomy studies using Loomis. I'm feeling very confident!

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    Now for reference studies. I'm really feeling confident with my reference studies!
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    A 2hour face study. Gotta keep crunching them out :/

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