Week 21: between flying, preparing, travelling i didn't have any time for drawing and i am in full vacation mode. Did some hot garbage sketches on the beach when i was rally tired though. I hope i can sketch a little more in the upcoming week.
Week 20: second week of the unit. Bit of a hectic week, couldn't draw as much as i wanted to. But i've continued with the movie scene challenge and watched some theory videos about composition. For the upcoming 3 weeks I will be on vacation, so i won't be working on the curriculum. I will bring a sketschbook with me on vacation, so i might post some sketches for fun :). Some thing else that i've encoutered this week: a new video from Scyra, where he discusses that you shouldn't practice but do projects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rlF-qE-vsM. It has got me thinking. I do think that i want to continue practicing the way i do now, but maybe I should start a side project. To be continued.
If you go to this topic: https://www.proko.com/community/topics/rebooting-my-art-learing-journey-feedback-appreciated When you scroll al the way down to the last message from prymitywizm, you can click on "show all replies (23)". That works, the list will expand. But when you scroll down the expanded list all the way down, you encouter a "Load more" link. When i click that link nothing happens. I'm using chrome on Windows 10.
Week 19: the start of a new unit. i've previously skipped the composition and storytelling I unit, but i've decided to start with this unit. I've watched some theoretical video's about composition and started the "thumbnail 50 favorite movie scenes" challenge. I'm currently 15 scenes in. Attached are some examples. I've also decided to do this challenge digital. Bonus points if you can guess the movies :).
Hey, I am in the same situation as you, on the same quest and a full-time job in a profession I dream of abandoning every day for the art dream I've had all my life. Found the draftsmen podcast, and it changed my habits for the better. I'm also doing the "DIY Artschool" from Reddit, currently on box 146. Just wanted to say if you want some support, send me and DM. We can help each other out! Peace
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Week 18: The last week of this unit. I've continued the 250 cylinder challenge, and i'm 200 cylinders in. i could use some feedback on these. obvious they are not correct. But i'm wondering how you would get a better result. Drawabox states that you should eyeball the boxes and make an educated guess for the converging lines. Also continued lesson 4 and created a bunch of studies of insects. To reward myself for the work of the last weeks, i've bought myself some nice colored pencils. I've drawn attached frog with them ;)
Week 17: a short update case it is christmas. But i've continued the drawabox lessons this week. Tried to create more foreshortened elypsis. Also started lesson 4 (drawing of insects)
I think i've heard Stan once in a video telling that the drawings for his video's were on a flat surface, because it was more practical for the camera to film it. But i'm not sure where he draws normally on. i myself don't own a drawing board or drawing table, I always draw on a flat surface. One thing to keep in mind when drawing on a flat surface is that your view is slightly distorded. I regularly pick up my drawing and put it front of my eyes to check :)
@Geert-Jan Nice work! I am just embarking on a similar path but with much less skill than you exhibit. Do you think Drawabox is helping you on your art journey? I am finding it pretty frustrating so far and not that enjoyable. Curious to hear your thoughts on it.
Week 16: Continue with the drawabox lessons. I've had some awesome feedback from @elkad @James Hicks and @Danet . I think that i have a better understanding how ellipses and cylinders work. Getting them correct on paper freehand with a fineliner is a different story :) . Anyway, i'm 115 cylinders in the 250 cylinder challenge, drew along with the plant examples and drew some construction plants and mushrooms to. Also did a longer portrait drawing for fun, and did the branches exercise again.
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week 15: second unit of the second term. officially i should be working on drawabox lessons 4-7, but i haven't done lesson 3 yet, so i'll be working on that first. I'm also working on the 250 cilinder challenge. For this week i did the arrows, leaves and branches exercises. I also drew the first 65 cilinders, and dit a bit of a longer portrait drawing for fun in my new strathmore toned sketchbook. I've found the cilinder challenge very challenging, not sure how to check if i'm doiing it right. Anybody got any tips for that?
Hi @Geert-Jan Great job, I’ve just seen your drawing marathon, and I’m impressed with your work ethic. Love all the exercises that you’re doing. I’m also a big fan of the Draftsmen podcast and I’m re-listening to all the episodes right now I’ve done a draw over of your cube work, hope it helps. Let me know if you need any clarifications. Keep on doing this and try turning the cube as much as you can. You can never practise primitives enough. I know some professionals do it daily. Tag me if you want me to check them out. kind regards Dani
Week 14: Finished the 100 heads challenge! This was the last week of the heads drawing unit. I've really enjoyed it! Next week i'll be returning to drawabox.com