[RESOLUTIONS 2011] Post On Saturdays

slacktronslacktron Registered User regular
edited July 2011 in Artist's Corner
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 Thread



What 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 rhyme

Environmental 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.


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  • PukioPukio Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    In no particular order:

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    (Pulled this up again later to futz more with some of the shapes.)

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  • JABMonkeyJABMonkey Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
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    I'm sorry for the ones that are hard to see. I'm in the middle of moving to a new state and don't have access to my scanner. :(

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  • JABMonkeyJABMonkey Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Also, Pukio. . . very cool.

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  • harrykharryk Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
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  • Halos Nach TariffHalos Nach Tariff Can you blame me? I'm too famous.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Okay, here's my stuff for this week. Moving on from last weeks pre-emptive skeletons I've done some musculature sketches.

    Once again I've bunched them together to save on paper and space:

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  • GlipherGlipher Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Week 1! (or 2.1429~ to be technical) 50 more weeks to go, arghasdfghjkl

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  • F87F87 So Say We All Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
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    This was a good start, I think. I lost steam towards the end of the week and got busy with work. I think I'm going to do a week of random speedpaints like this, then a week of studious things.

    Anyway, great start guys!

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  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    January 10, 2011:
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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I guess I need a newer scanner because the dirver software for this old one won't work on my computer, so I'm missing a few pieces. That's a bit bothersome. Oh well, guess I'll just post my digital stuff in that case.

    (the first one is a WIP for a cover for a comic I'm working on)
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    And the rest is sketches in some sketchbooks. Boy, I'm off to a great start! I'll just scan the others when I have access to a scaner and update this post.

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  • ninjaininjai Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
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    I hate that I draw the same type of clothing as an excuse to learn, but Its such a hassle to get references, I have to burn them to a disc, have someone take it home, put it on a thumb drive and I don't see it for 2 more days...
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    more on the way

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  • NakedZerglingNakedZergling A more apocalyptic post apocalypse Portland OregonRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    i will have to upload sun/mon, but my sketches are done

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  • slacktronslacktron Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Happy 2011.

    As you may remember from last time, I was doing a story that had steamcars and zeppelins and art nouveau.

    Enough of that for now, taking a break from doing those layouts to refamiliarize myeslf with lettering by doing a really old story. Huh. Tougher than I remember.

    January 9th
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    January 10th
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    January 11th
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    January 12th
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    January 13th
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    January 14th
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    January 15th
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    [url=]Next Week:[/url] back to steampunkin'.

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  • RandomActionRandomAction Registered User
    edited January 2011
    uploaded :D

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  • DversedDversed Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Well, my drawings from the first week, I felt, were to stiff and tedious. So I decided to get loose.
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    but instead of drawing cartoons I need to study anatomy

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    BUt after copying Bridgman, Its clear I need to study muscles and bones.
    So I went simply for these studies

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    I think Next week I'm going way more academic. Hopefully I don't get burnt out.

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  • symbolsorsymbolsor Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Forgot to post yesterday but here they are. ^^

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  • AJRAJR Been spending most their lives Livin' in the Green Hill paradiseRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    A bit late and in no particular order:

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  • RandomActionRandomAction Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Nice Symbolsor, Mass Effect Mini-bus for the win....(comment for the week) :^:

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  • ninjaininjai Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Dversed wrote: »
    Well, my drawings from the first week, I felt, were to stiff and tedious. So I decided to get loose.
    week21web.jpg
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    but instead of drawing cartoons I need to study anatomy

    week25web.jpg
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    BUt after copying Bridgman, Its clear I need to study muscles and bones.
    So I went simply for these studies

    week23web.jpg
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    I think Next week I'm going way more academic. Hopefully I don't get burnt out.

    I hope so too. Your shit is fantastic. Like the manterpillar in the first page, and those anatomic sketches are much better than I am capable of. I hope you make it through the year just so i can view your work!

    Edit:
    Symbolsor you HAVE to spraypaint an N7 NORMANDY on the side of the van!

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  • no_toastno_toast Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm a bit late for last weeks works but here they are!

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    I also spend two days working on an info graphic that was our workshop assignment.

    It's a PDF!

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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    That's a fantastic duck. I'd love to see more of that duck.

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  • no_toastno_toast Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Spectre-x wrote: »
    That's a fantastic duck. I'd love to see more of that duck.

    It's actually one of my gf's characters. Maybe someday she'll translate all the comics that she's made to English too!

    Here's a link to her website where you can see some more!

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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Make her translate them. Those are incredibly adorable.

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  • VeromVerom Registered User
    edited January 2011
    In no particular order
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    havent been able to get to my scanner for a few days

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Verom those are awesome.

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  • SiegfriedSiegfried Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Venom I thought you were Fug for a sec.

    Also great stuff.

    EDIT: BOOM TOTP Finally had time to put em up, I had shit due today.

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  • symbolsorsymbolsor Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    This week was more study type stuff than usual. There's some fantastic art in this thread guys, keep it up!

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  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    January 16, 2011:
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    January 18, 2011:
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    Previous posts:

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  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Wait urgh saturday! I'll do it tomorrow.

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  • harrykharryk Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    movie doodles
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    balboa park and cafe
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    sketch on toilet paper and breakroom napkin
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  • Halos Nach TariffHalos Nach Tariff Can you blame me? I'm too famous.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I've been busy with exams and other such nonsense all week so I haven't had a whole lot of time for drawing so much of this stuff is pretty rudimentary (even more so than usual!)

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    As shown here I am pretty gorram lousy at expressions, so next week will focus on those I think. Also there are more exams so quick doodles will be easier for me anyway...

    Nice arts everyone!

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  • PukioPukio Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
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  • RandomActionRandomAction Registered User
    edited January 2011
    ImageShack limits me to 100 photos so I decided to do a onesy..
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    Next week less robots I promise, possibly some inking and computer illustration.

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  • ninjaininjai Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Spoilered for SUPER sideways scroll. (I know the rules say not to, but its hooj)

    Thumbnails of the images from the 3rd song off the album I've been working through. You can see my terrible attempts at the first song below.
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    This sucks. I have no idea how the marine or the stalker looks, so I drew this all from memory, and I got it all wrong. Realizing this last night, I just half assed it and decided that I'll do it over once I have some legit references.
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    5 min. drawing of a friend from a photo
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    This one I didn't want to draw all the faces. Got a little lazy.
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    I DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ANATOMY... Man I can't wait to get my book in the mail.
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    People said this looked like a walrus. I'll give em that. It is supposed to be a top perspective + sillhouette (sp?) of a dude crying. IDK if that reads well.
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    @ PUKIO
    It was the swan all along!
    @HarryK
    I wish I had your napkin doodle skills

    I should do some gesture studies like symbolser up there, but I don't think I have that kind of drawing stamina yet.

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  • slacktronslacktron Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Still not in a groove yet this year. January is always a tough month.
    As you may remember from last time, a dude had just escaped a mob of crazies in an armored car and was heading northbound on Masselin avenue.

    January 16th
    Mob scenes are hard to draw, and ye gods does this look rough.
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    January 17th
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    January 18th
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    January 19th
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    January 20th
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    January 21st
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    And I think I'm going to stop the story there, with our hero trapped in the back of his armored car, surrounded, with no hope except for that which a crowbar can provide.

    Now, returning to the steam story, as promised. As continued from last year, our heroine was investigating a quarantined burnt-out military barracks.
    January 22nd
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    Next Week: Seeing who those legs belong to.

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  • GlipherGlipher Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    3/52

    Back to school in two days so I'm hoping I can still put a respectable amount of time into these. If not, will really have to pick up the slack on weekends/low-maintenance days.

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  • DversedDversed Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
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    BRaagh these next few are post scanner death ugh

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  • VeromVerom Registered User
    edited January 2011
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    Would LOVE some feedback on the meatboy speedpaint.

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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'll put my stuff up later today because I don't have access to all of it right now.

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  • m3nacem3nace Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
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    Pant pant - cough cough prffff. Hah hah. Reached deadline.... Must be counted.. In

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  • F87F87 So Say We All Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Here is last week, didn't have a chance to post yesterday.

    Creatures!
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    This week - 3d!

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