So YOU wanna improve you say? Well here is a challenge that will almost guarantee YOU to improve! >.....Ok not really, but kinda if you do it right.
So some of you may know I've quit my day job to take a full 12 months off to improve my art (and brush up on my English) . So this is a challenge that I've set up for myself. Those of you who have known me from the old MT days might remember a "100 drawing challenge" I did some time ago. Well this is something similar. Except it'll be exaggerated in EPIC Proportions. The old one was 100 drawings a month, this one will be 100 drawings in ..... A WEEK!!
Yes that's right, so the idea of this exercise is to get the mileage on areas that you may already know but need polishing and areas where you may be unfamiliar with all together. I'll be breaking it down to what I'll be doing in each month, and what my focus will be for that particular week. I'll also post the resources I'll be using to learn and use as reference.
So no sign ups require, just post what you have accomplish, even if you fail, you are encourage to post what you did. Feel free to pick out what months you wanna do.
My primary focus will be on character design and landscape for this 12 months. I'll be posting more details as I go along. The order of the months are subject to changes, but you can pick out whichever one you wanna do (Although atm I only have 2 of them figure out.)
So... here is the LIST!
Month 1 - Anatomy 101/ Back to Basics
Ref: Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life
Week 1- Torso
Week 2- Limbs (Arm and Legs)
Week 3- Foot and Hands
Week 4- Head
Month 2 - Poses and Perspective
Week 1- Casual Poses
Week 2- Action poses
Week 3- Group poses (each figure count as one)
Week 4- JUST MORE POSES!
Month 3 - Perspective 101 and Composition
Week 1- 1/2/3 point perspective - Working with Blocks
Week 2- Refine thumbnails, Setting up compositions (Rules of third)
Week 3- Refine thumbnails, Setting up compositions (Iconic)
Week 4- Refine thumbnails, Setting up compositions (Leading the eye)
Month 4 - Expending The Visual Library - Working with Reference (Environments)
Week 1- Western Architecture
Week 2- European Architecture
Week 3- Eastern Architecture
Week 4- Middle Eastern Architecture
Month 5 - Value and lighting - Thumb-nailing Environments
Month 6 - Colour Theory and Application (Characters and Environment Thumbnails)
Month 7 - Expending the Visual Library - Working with reference (Animals/ Objects/ Vehicle)
Month 8 -Character Design
Week 1- Past Designs (Traditional costumes/ Romantic Era, etc)
Week 2- Present Designs (based on modern trends/ 70's, 80's, etc)
Week 3- Future Designs
Week 4- Fantasy Designs
Month 9 - Design month - Theme/ Research/ Design/ Illustrate (Thumbnail conceptual designs)
Month 10 -
Month 11 -
Month 12 - Application..time to create full blown illustration
ATTEMPT 100 DRAWING CHALLENGE
So yes, each week will be 100 drawings of the given topic. So Ive pretty much split up my week to 5 days continuous practice and 2 days break.
Now of course I'm not expecting everyone to do the full challenge unless you have a full 12months of freedom like me @_@. You guys can maybe do 25 for each week making it a total of 100 for the month. If not just do as much as you can. I'll be posting all of my progress at the end of the week here and I encourage those who took the challenge to do the same C:
PS Im starting this Wednesday the 7th
Good Luck ;D