How do you become a better artist?
That's pretty much it. Sounds simple, but there's tons of hard work involved. A great habit is to DRAW EVERY DAY, NO MATTER WHAT.
"But I'm tired!" Too bad, draw before you go to bed.
"But I'm busy!" You will find the time. Make this a priority.
"I'd rather just relax and play video games." You can be mellow when you're dead.This is the official 2013 Artist's Corner Resolution Thread. And these are the rules:1.
Draw every day.2.
Draw every day, no matter what.3.
DRAW EVERY DAY.4.
Sometime on Sunday, post the drawings you did for the previous week here, in this thread.
Only post your drawings once a week so the thread size is manageable. Keep the size of the files relatively small (keep them no larger than say… 600px x 600px). High quality scans don't matter, take a pic with your cell phone, I don't care. Just keep posting those drawings every week. We are holding you accountable!
If you don't think this is doable, you are wrong. I have a full time job, a wife, a kid (that I usually watch every Saturday by myself so my wife can paint), 2 weekly webcomics that I have never missed an update for, and I still managed to draw almost every single day in the past two years. If you are willing to draw every day and improve as an artist, it can be done.
Sign up by making a post stating that you want to participate. Feel free to also list any art-related goals you have for the year (draw hands better, learn perspective, study color theory…).
Drawings can be very simple to very complicated, it doesn't matter, just draw SOMETHING! Some days you will get more work done than others, this is about creating a wonderful habit that you can keep up, perhaps for the rest of your life. Photos or other forms of art are also accepted.
As an incentive (or perhaps not) for anyone and everyone who sees this through to the end of the year I will send them a piece of original inked art made especially for them.Signups start NOW!
The official day to start drawing will be January 13, and the first set of drawings will be due January 20.List of participants:Smof:
"My goals for 2013:
Get good at the basics, my fundamentals are rubbish
Learn to ink less shittily
My long term art goal is to do a long-form sci-fi comic. If by this time next year I feel competent enough to start producing comic pages I will be very happy."Slacktron:
"My goal is to get back to sketching a comic page a day."Akanekun:
"A drawing a day. Keeping it simple."Raharl:
"My goals are to:
Work on anatomy and my fundamentals.
Make some comics."Gavindel:
"The social pressure will be good for me."SeraphSword:
"Goals: Draw every day, with an eye on starting a comic before summer, even a bad one."Pukio:
Draw every day. That's it."Molybdenum:
"I am in, although my scandumps will probably be closer to monthly."briemoo:
"My goal for this year is to become less shitty so that I can confidently go back to school for art/animation sometime in the next few years."Cerobi
"Goal: To draw every day to learn how to do it. I know absolutely nothing about drawing and have spent too much time wishing and not enough time doing. Ultimately, I would love to be able to draw my original characters from a comic I've had in my head since high school. Month by month plan for the year here
"I hear y'all are resolved
I am too"miaAusaMuddy Parasol
"My goal: To do serious studies as often as possible"Dversed
"I want to draw everyday"xcilemonsWIckedkarma
"Goal: work on the basics."Nibcrom:
"My goals for this year are:
Read (and implement) 3 art books.
At least 1 sketch from life/reference per day."
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