I've decided to start this course over. It's been several months since I've done any gesture work. My goal is to start pushing poses more and using more confident lines. There are still some scratchy lines, but old habits are hard to break. 1-6 are 30 second gestures. The rest are 2 minutes.
Hi everyone. I’m looking to get a critique of my latest batch of 2min gestures. Im still working on proportions and creating more confident line, but I’m really trying to focus on the movement and force within the gestures. Thanks in advance.
Hi alex, i am doing this curriculum too!! i am currently at stage 4 and i think it's very useful, my art is improved a lot since i started. I would like to give you some advices that i discovered while doing the curriculum: 1) as Karim said, take your time doing the challenges and the section, i found that in the first part of the curriculum i rushed a bit and maybe my results would be better if i didn't rushed. For this reason i feel like i should go back and at least re-watch/read the materials. 2) i think it's important to check out all of the material suggested (not necessarily buying it) because i found that some of the materials ,for me, were not stimulating or efficient. Example, i found scott robertson's book extremely tiring, boring and excessive; i want to be an illustrator so i couldn't care less about product design and doing very precise and calculated drawings; on the opposite side i found the drawabox curriculum extremely helpful even if i didn't submit for critique, because the program is more direct and applicable immediately on your drawings. 3) during your challenges i would advise you to submit examples of your work to critique, that's because doing this at the end it's too late and so doing it at the middle or dividing the work in quarters can help you learn your mistakes and immediately applying what you learned on the next session. 4) i am also working about 2 h per day because i'm currently at university and i have to study for my exams, don't expect this process to be fast, the curriculum says about 30 days and i said "sweet, 2 years and i have all the foundamentals laid out!!!" well i started a year ago and i am only at stage 4 XD. Although this may seem frustrating we have to accept that we can only study for this much time, so peace yourself and enjoy the process, i can guarantee that if you stick to your plan and really draw 2h a day everyday (or so) you will see progress. Hope it helped, i am sorry if some of the advices may seem silly but i found out these things and so i thought it may help.
This curriculum tends to be floated around a lot, and Proko and Marshall brought it up in one of the draftsmen episodes a while back. I feel I should clarify something- The curriculum shouldn't be ascribed to Moderndayjames - it was put together by Alex Honeycutt (Radiorunner), and features a quote from Moderndayjames, though it's easy to understand why people think it was made by MDJ or involved his input in some way. As far as the curriculum itself goes, the only recommendation I have here is that if you're following it, it's best that you not apply its 4-weeks-per-unit pacing to the sections that have you following along with Drawabox. Drawabox *really* isn't meant to be shoehorned into a specific preconceived timeline, and when students try to do so, they end up rushing and missing big chunks of the material. When working through any Drawabox content, just focus on giving it as much time as it requires for you to complete the assigned work to the best of your current ability. Setting deadlines/timelines/etc can be very useful further into one's learning process, but I think that the foundation one builds up at the beginning of their journey is so critical that it should absolutely not be rushed.
I have recently started this 'curriculum.' Incidentally I recently completed the 100 heads challenge before starting and I've been through the Proko course a bit too. For me the appeal is the structure with attached 'projects.' I struggle to give myself structure or larger projects so this is already quite helpful. It still leaves the discipline to the individual, but I'm hoping it's going to really help with steady and constant practice and progress... It seems quite flexible too: add extra practice/lessons to the areas you need while going light-on for the already learned areas. I'm working through Figuary at the moment. Once we can get study groups etc going on Proko it'd be great to see a few groups around this 'curriculum' to share the experience/progress.
Ahh I've seen this compilation before. I think it's pretty solid for a lot of aspect you might go, but to me it's a bit all over the place and I tend to go with anything I feel like at the moment, like if I can't draw/paint a certain thing, I'll just practice that. This painting looks wonderful already! I think if you have a clear idea what you want, then through some practice you can get somewhere!
I've spent the last 7 years as a full-time graphic/web designer because of the fear of the 'starving artist'. I've recently decided I want to actually pursue a career in art. I haven't found exactly what that looks like yet, but I have found what looks like a good foundational online "curriculum" and was wondering if anybody else has seen or tried it? https://i.redd.it/7ns7su264gp31.png I've done some research and this looks pretty well rounded and reaches from a lot of resources, both free and paid. My goal is to work a couple hours each day starting with the lessons laid out, but also working on personal projects that try to tie in the lessons. Anyways, what are your thoughts? Have you tried this or any other lesson plans for 'relearning' to draw? (Pictures of the curriculum and random painting of one of my first personal watercolors while taking an Aaron Blaise course)
I was also one of those kids who grew up drawing all the time, but I grew in a small town and didn't realize what opportunities were actually out there for artists. I ended up going into graphic design and am now a web developer. I am currently trying to find time to start studying art more seriously, but consistency has proven difficult between spending time with family, work, and exercising. I've had some success with scheduling time, but lately the toddler changes his schedule almost on a weekly basis. I pretty much have to commit to waking up super early or staying up pretty late. I'm still struggling to find the answer, but hoping to get back on track soon.