View Full Version : It Takes 10,000 Hours to Master A Skill
June 13th, 2009, 03:33 PM
My name is Stan, I'm from Belgium and I'm 19 years old.
Finally I have time to draw! 2 Months!
And if the sentence in the title is true, I have to start right now ^^
I made a sketchbook some months ago, but I never had time to update it, so I made a new one ^^
And this time I will try to push myself, to train hard and to be part of this amazing community.
June 13th, 2009, 04:13 PM
Pretty Good so far. I like how your breaking down the physical aspects of the anatomy to further understand it's construction. You know, maybe focus more on the main structure, i.e. the torso and the legs and such to understand how those work. Becuase, while you're being extremely brave by jumping into the anatomical aspects of the hands first things (which I commend you for, greatly) maybe you want to get a better understanding of the way the body works. I.e., the muscular structure. i particularly learned my muscualr structure from an artist by the name of Hogarth, don't recall the first name. I'm like zonked right now. I believe it was Burnes or something like that. Again, good start. And keep on drawing!
Edit: By the way, who ever told you that it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill might be correct, but not in the way of art. Unless you're a freakin' genius and were born with a tremendous amount of talent. Sorry to put you down, but i don't even think Da Vinci was that good.
June 13th, 2009, 04:27 PM
I really enjoy the flow and the vivid line that you gave to your studies, keep it up, donīt bother about shading, your lines are really powerful. Maybe you become a master but this doesnīt matter, for now, having fun is a good deal.. see you
June 13th, 2009, 05:51 PM
super start. Your bridgman and hogarth studies look great. Much better than mine. Keep it up DMK's advice is pretty much it. Lets see some studies from Life too :) Looking forward to it. Carry on pushing.
June 14th, 2009, 05:22 AM
DMK: I already use Hogarth ^^ but his muscles are sometimes too exaggerated, so I prefer Bridgman.
And you're right, I have to do some full body studies.
Ledd: Thanks!But I have some issues with shading, so I have to work on that in the future.
Daemien: Life studies would be great but my art class is over and I have to find a good place here to draw real people (maybe at the station?)
Here's a quick morning update:
June 14th, 2009, 06:31 AM
nice lines .
nothing to crit,
June 14th, 2009, 07:42 AM
More Bridgman and 2 characters from imagination
June 14th, 2009, 09:22 AM
goooood :D keep at it mate !!! :)
June 14th, 2009, 09:30 AM
Great Hogarth studies, those hands especially.
June 14th, 2009, 09:40 AM
Very nice studies!
Bridgman simplifies anatomy really well, but sometimes too much.
I suggest Bammes for detailed studies as it is pretty close to realism.
It is one - if not - the best anatomy book out there.
Keep it up! :yayca:
June 15th, 2009, 04:50 PM
thanks for your comments!
patrickdeza: thanks, I'll look for Bammes.
I've been a bit lazy today, but here is the update:
This time more stuff from imagination and one single life-drawing (Mannii, my roommate ^^)
June 16th, 2009, 10:33 AM
I like the pencil strokes you did in the studies you have variation in it tis a good base for further steps...
the sketchy illustration of women are cool but i dont now what happen to your manni pciture ... doesnt look like a piece of yours though....
still keep it up greez xo.
June 16th, 2009, 01:37 PM
Cool stuff man! Your lines are nice and have variety. Try to get some more life drawing in! But don't forget to keep on studying! Practice and perseverance are the keys to success!
June 16th, 2009, 01:53 PM
I love the flow and rhythm your studies have, wicked pencil strokes too <3
The way you draw hands is great - I have this weird fascination with complexly, flowy drawn hands :D
June 16th, 2009, 05:11 PM
Like the above posters have mentioned, your understanding of form and gesture is off to a fantastic start. Some of the foreshortening from 14/6 and 15/6 is a bit clunky - particularly in sketch4_004.jpg's figures - but this isn't all that distracting due to the strong, gestural lines of action that each of your non-Hogarth figures demonstrate. Also, more life drawings! I would personally love to see what you can do with a whole page or two of figures drawn at a local park, or some similarly populated place.