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    Giving my 100% (Daily update)

    My worst fear is staying mediocre and living with that reality so I'll do everything in my power to prevent that. I don't think an introduction is necessary, you'll know me better than most as we progress into this thread.

    We'll begin by blasting out my weaknesses which is the anatomy. I'll focus the first 6 months on the male anatomy before I move onto the female anatomy and practising still life, backgrounds & values on the way.

    Day 1

    2hour reference study
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    My 2-3 year goal is to be as good as Applibot Illustrators...I won't stop til I reach that goal
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    Photo study. The values were so high it drove me insane. (2hrs)
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    nice job, i really like your determination. Keep it up!
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    Day 3

    Not as much as I'd like to have done today, I splashed and watched How To Train Your Dragon 2 with my twin, it was increcible! Enough chit-chat to work;

    2hr Photo Study
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    One of my biggest weaknesses before was structuring faces, now I'm definitely improving . Like working out, you gotta' blast them weak spots!

    1 hour sketches
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    Til tomorrow
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    Values are a pain for me, so I'll change it up a notch and include still life whilst still practicing anatomy and loomis. My progress is getting slow, sadly so I need to manage my time more :/

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    I've had some life-changing experiences as of late and the few days I was away, all I could think of was to draw, nothing else. I'll be focusing on anatomy studies for the next few weeks, shifting focus when I get too comfortable.

    I won't stop until I hit my goal

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    I feel like such a noob, I want to improve immensly, I suppose I gotta keep cracking on!

    Some anatomy studies, and a 1 hour refless digital painting

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    I had a lot of trouble applying the lighting, hence the skin looks odd. Note to self: stop using eyedropper when studying from reference. I feel like it's really affected me here

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    You poor guys... Practically begging for advice and all you get is useless spam comments.

    I'm going to do my best to help you out because I feel for you man(I'm going to assume your a guy coz this is the internets ) . You and I share a similar mindset and I can see you have the drive to make it.

    Ok so the first thing that comes to mind is your doing a lot of studies but your not applying what you have learned enough. The idea is to figure out what you want to draw, then do it. then do a study of the same subject then do it again from your mind. Repeat this until you can do it from your head, force that information to stick in there lol. The problem with doing tons of studies and not applying them is that in a few days 90% of that information is gunna be gone... *Poof*. Ive done thousands of studies over the past few years and I can only use about maybe 10-20% of that stuff, it just doesn't stick if you don't use it.

    Next is You want to get a super solid understanding of the fundamentals, the stronger your foundation the easier the rest of it comes, but more importantly fundamentals help support consistency. If you want to be able to draw something from your head and make it look good more often than not, then this is what you need to learn. So what are the fundamentals? Perspective, Form, gesture, value, color and composition. What you need to know about these is that they apply to everything. Perspective doest just apply to buildings or cityscapes it applies to everything its just that with more organic shapes its harder to see, but you must still think about it.

    For now I would focus on perspective, form and gesture, then move on to value etc. Form would be being able to construct your drawing as if they were 3d objects, try to think about about drawing like sculpting, try to feel the masses that you create. Everything has volume.

    Go here and watch the videos about the subjects i've discussed.

    http://www.ctrlpaint.com/library/

    Watch these and do the exercises. This should be enough to keep you going for a little while. I'll be back to check on you so don't slack off!
    "The whole point of practice is to do it until you can do it right." - dpaint

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    I guess you already got an honest critique and good advice from element.

    I like your attitude and I'm kind of searching for other people who have some drive and hunger to go beyond mediocrity since that is my greatest fear as well. I have some time to myself for a couple months so if you are really serious I'd like to create an accountability network. Basically if one of us starts slacking, we will grill the other one until they start working their ass off again.
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    Some anatomy studies again. I'll attempt a ref-less painting tomorrow. I feel darish.
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    I could have sworn I was better at still life than this. No doubt it's been far too long. Hopefully my rendering will improve:
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    I've finally made a decent schedule I can follow and a list of things to study. Let's get the show on the road!

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    I've been focusing on lighting the head and skin. Not particularly pleased :/
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    Your improving very nicely ! Always remember to shade along the forms, and remember to keep facial planes in mind for every painting,drawing you do. They make things a lot more simplified and a lot more easier to understand. You may have to quite a few page full studies of them to get your head fairly enriched in them, but that feeling of seeing a face emerge and being proud of it, it's totally worth it

    Great Work
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    Looks like you've made quite a bit of improvement since you started I'm also working out of one of the Loomis books, though I think I should check out the Head and Hands book now, too.
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