Yes, this is the official 2011 resolution thread. We'll be posting art here all year long.Participants
(in order of appearance):melting_doll
, who has resolved to be realistic with herself and her laziness with uploads.jpeg
, who has resolved to do this.Zellpher
, who has resolved to work on pretty much everything but will focus on perspective and still life to start out.Siegfried
, who has resolved to get better with photoshop painting, define a style, and be awesome.RandomAction
, who has resolved to improve: sense of expression, foreshortening, inking, computer illustration, layout, lettering, and overall style.NibCrom
, who has resolved to be in on this.ninjai
, who has resolved to learn about composition and improve on anatomy.lyrium
, who has resolved to MAKE THIS HAPEN.Glipher
, who has resolved to get better at things such as composition, anatomy, execution, etc. etc., but most of all to become a more dedicated artist.Verom
, who has resolved to learn to digital paint, and work something lineless in at least once a week.flowerhoney
, who has resolved to put on her big girl pants and DO THIS.Pukio
, who has resolved to try new things!m3nace
, who has resolved to be counted in.no_toast
, who has resolved to outdo what was done with last years resolutions thread, to do more design work and live model studies, and getting back to painting with acrylics and oils.MuddyParasol
, who has resolved to Practice, Practice, Practice!F87
, who has resolved to complete the full year, and express more story in art.Halos Nach Tariff
, who has resolved to develop arting.harryk
, who has resolved to get better at drawing hu-mans, value/expressing form, better line quality.Mustang
, who has resolved to give you a bunch of half-assed excuses now and save himself the torment of trying to get a drawing posted per day.Pereza0
, who has resolved to not upload anything till monday.NakedZergling
, who has resolved to make it the whole year.Dversed
, who has resolved to tackle anatomy, design and color.AJR
, who has resolved to be up for it.symbolsor
, who has resolved to practice, make stuff.meowmix
, who has resolved to get a scanner.Spectre-x
, who has resolved to make it good.Crashmo
, who has resolved to sign up for something. Maybe.JABMonkey
, who has resolved to want in.
What they will be doing is create a piece of art a day, and posting it here every Saturday in accordance with the...Rules
- You are to submit one drawing per each day this year, starting Sunday, January 9th. It can be as big or as small as you want, in any medium, any style. For photographers, one picture. It must not be something you already made. It shouldn't be something you did for school or work, it should be a drawing you made to help you reach the goals you set out to reach in this thread. (but if it doesn't pertain specifically to one of your goals, it still counts.)
- Do not submit your drawings each day. Saturday is the last day of the week, Make a post and dump all 7 drawings from that week into a post. Don't spoiler it.
- For the sake of sanity while loading this thread, keep the file size as small as you can (400x600 works pretty well), you can always link to the super-huge-sized original.
- You're invited, but not required, to include any reasonable commentary with your Saturday art post, AND for those who do post on Saturday, you're allowed one (1) feedback post on the following non-art weekdays (yes, that's Sunday through Friday). This isn't a thread for crits and advice, but it's all good fun to high-five after a job well done.
And here are the...Results
(links after here take you to first page of the Saturday posts)January 8: Week Zero (optional overachiever warm-up week)
January 15 (this page you are reading): Week 1 (the grand opening)
...or you can always look back at ye olde 2010 Resolution ThreadWhat if I fail?
First, stop thinking like that!
Second, your art can be as easy or difficult as you like. If a week is particularly hectic, ship in a bunch of stick figures and keep your resolution alive. Remember, quality does not matter, just do your best with the time you have
Third, we can't legally admit to looking over your shoulder every hour of every day. If you don't do anything all week, then create all 7 art pieces on Saturday, no one is going to call you on it. Except your conscience.
And if you do turn into a Faily McFailington, you can always come back next week and try again. Just don't say you're going to "make it up later." You can't. When you miss a week, you miss a week.What About Crits?
This is not a good place to discuss a particular piece of work at length.
If you would like criticism and feedback, it's best to create your very own personalized thread and link to it on your Saturday post.
Although criticism is very important to improving, the focus here is on motivating you to be an artist each and every single day of 2011
.But... but... I Don't Know What to Draw!
Beavotron addressed this very problem quite well last year:
Here are some assignments for people who are stumped:Observational Drawing:
1. Put together a still life and draw it from 3 different vantage points.
2. Take a striped piece of cloth, arrange it however you want and draw it, paying attention to how the stripes move with the folds along the cloth
3. Take a complex object, like a bicycle, in your mind frame off just a section and draw that section, paying attention to composition.
4. Go to the local museum and do some drawings of various skulls and bones
5. Go to your local park or cafe and do gestural drawings of people
6. Find a local life drawing meet up or course and sign up
7. Do some gestural drawings from http://www.posemaniacs.com
8. Cut a cabbage or other vegetable in half and draw what you see. pay attention to line variation
9. Draw only the negative space of a tree or chair (or both)
10. Take a trip to the zoo, draw some animals
11. Take a trip to the library, dig through some art books, or scour the internet to find some work that inspires you and try to mimic it. Pay attention to what makes it good.Character Design:
(taken from "Prepare to Board" by Nancy Beiman)
1. Take a human character and transform it into an animal, showing one step in between
2. Make 4 numbered lists, in the first list put 20 different species (animals, human being, aliens..whatever) in the second, genders (male, female), third time periods (1400s, jurassic period) fourth age groups (infant, toddler, tween, teen, adult, elderly) Now using a random number generator (lots on the internet) pick random numbers from each list so that you're left with a species, gender, time period and age.
so for example, for one of mine i got kangaroo, male, roman period, teen. Now draw that character.
3. Create a pair of characters that contrast large and small
4. Draw characters that illustrate a single line from a nursery rhymeEnvironmental Design
1. go to http://wikitravel.org
and click "random page" you'll get a random place. Do some research and come up with some sketches based on this place.
2. To add another dynamic to the above task, do a series of lists, one with time period, another with colors. use a random number generator, and from these lists, get a time period and a main color that you have to incorporate into the enviro
for example: Belize, 1400s, blue
3. Do another random list thing, this time, make a list of places (open space, mars, under the sea, antarctica), type of environment: (landscape, castle, room interior, bathroom etc) time period: (jurassic, 1980s etc)
so for example, I did one and got: open space, bathroom, 1980s. So you gotta draw a bathroom floating around in open space with 1980's stylings haha.
My advice, though:
Tell stories with pictures.