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File: 1459721972948.png (1.19 MB, 1560x1560, day1.png)

Daily drawing practice methods Karmadose!zSlM3ck7V6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 1995

This is a thread to post daily practice sheets to make sure I keep up my goals.
If anyone else would like to join in and post a practice sheet a day, I'd love that. We can yell at each other if we miss a day.

This one's a simple 'draw circles everywhere' practice

Karmadose!zSlM3ck7V6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 1996

File: 1459723483608.png (1.01 MB, 1560x1560, day1lefty.png)

This is the same practice method, but drawing them in reverse. I usually draw my circles counter-clockwise but only drawing them that way gives my muscle memory a limited scope.

I forgot to mention with this practice it's important to start aiming the circles around and inside each other to help accuracy fitting things together

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File: 1459892950872.png (1.86 MB, 2600x2600, day3 lefty.png)

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File: 1459893521703.png (3.41 MB, 4200x3300, day3 E.png)

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File: 1459954312238.png (921.01 KB, 2520x1980, day4 .png)

Cross hatch practice.

I should explain why I'm doing this:

It's a practice method to train eye-hand coordination and get a well rounded muscle memory to nail strokes with better accuracy and consistency. I start with circles and basic lines and move on to more complex shapes
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File: 1459955118165.png (1.11 MB, 2520x1980, day4 E.png)

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I don't understand why these simple curved lines are so damn difficult. It feels like drawing upside down drawing them up to down or down to up

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File: 1459960982979.png (2.02 MB, 2520x2178, day4 crosshatch practice .png)

I've got a day off today and I plan on practicing a ton, but I don't want to spam this thread with mini sheets. I'm moving on to the big boy sheet.
I'm going to note the time during the practice and times I take a break. I'm curious to see if how much I can draw increases as I practice and by how much

Karmadose!zSlM3ck7V6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2019

File: 1459964860054.png (2.02 MB, 2520x2178, day4 S practice.png)

I tackled the S's next since they were giving me the most trouble. I'm surprised how quick doing these is appearing to help. I'm also picking up on little tips to get more accurate strokes like figuring out certain grips that are more comfortable

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Definitely taking a longer break now. I can tell the muscle cramps are affecting the quality.
I think I'll go back and do the diagonal lines practice but attempt more of them per box, along with the S and this practice

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I switched to paper for a bit.
It feels like I'm cheating being able to hold the canvas

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Didn't get much time this morning but I'll make up for it later

Karmadose!zSlM3ck7V6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2032

For day 6 I've been up around 36 hours unable to sleep and crash coursing a new department at work. I'm going to allow myself to miss today's practice due to the fact I don't think I can hold a drawing utensil steady at the moment and even then I doubt I'd be making any meaningful progress with the time allocated. Also I'm tired and just want to lay in this cloud that my bed has become.
I got a day off tomorrow though and I intend on making up for it.

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With this practice I was feeling a little off while doing it. Like I couldn't find a comfortable position to sit while writing, or my grip felt awkward. I tried to make more lines per box with this one and I'll do the same with the previous practices as the days go on. I'm not sure I'll be able to complete another one of these larger practice sheets tomorrow (and any morning I work) since I already have to get up a little earlier than I'm currently used to and these can take around an hour to complete.
I'm sure it's the day I missed along with attempting more lines that caused the awkwardness. But like, how are you supposed to sit while drawing, is there a specific distance from the writing canvas and height from the chair? My back feels a bit of strain after drawing for 30 minutes and only gets more pronounced as time goes on. I'm thinking it's my crappy chair but I don't want to go spending some cash on something if it's a habit in my sitting
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Another quick one since work. I like choosing the circle ones for these since they're relatively quick and I feel are a great choice for nailing down often. I got to draw tons of circular like stuff when drawing pones, and every time I do these it seems to get a little easier.
I'm really glad I decided to do these daily practice posts. I've had a day or two where I felt like before with little motivation to pick up the tablet, but with this it helps me push through that and see why I love doing this
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Karmadose!zSlM3ck7V6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2041

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I went and bought some traditional drawing stuff.
The picture I took makes it seem darker than it really is, like I smeared the paper with my wrist and mixed the graphite all over it. Bleh

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I'm trying to practice larger and lighter for sketching

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Forgot to post yesterdays practice. You'll have to take my word for it

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Here's some stuff I did technically yesterday and a little bit of today

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File: 1460633206338.png (1.42 MB, 2520x1980, day12.png)

MacGay (Eddyment of Eddy)!RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2053

>>2049
Looks good on all of them, especially the oblique angles which would be somewhat tough, although the directly sided profiles still feel a little flat.

Karmadose!.KaRRawRMACountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2054

File: 1460635875057.png (2.06 MB, 2520x2178, day12e.png)

I made a very stupid mistake in my ellipses practice by not switching from clockwise to counterclockwise (vice versa) on the turning point here. I deleted the post but I'm putting it back up as a reminder to watch my form when practicing

>>2053
Thanks. I'm glad the practice I'm putting in is doing something. I've got to start having them face different directions though. I'm getting the distasteful habit of drawing them facing the left from the viewer and at a downish angle

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>>2054
Still looks like crap, but at least it's crap done properly

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I actually amazed myself this morning on how bad I was at doing this practice. I felt like I just starting to get it down yesterday and just a moment ago I felt like my arm was not wanting to cooperate at all. I want some breakfast today and I got a free day tomorrow so I'll finish my daily practice later

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2064

If someday I'll become crazy enough to put any kind of serious effort into trying one last time to draw anything ever, I'm holding you accountable.

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File: 1460880757284.png (1.35 MB, 2520x1980, day14.png)

>>2064
You can do it, believe in yourself!

Day 15 KarRawr!zSlM3ck7V6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2074

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Been feeling low on energy past 2 days

Day 16 KarRawr!zSlM3ck7V6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2078

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More low energy stuff for now

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Bleh

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File: 1461175654766.png (2.34 MB, 2520x2178, day18.png)

Feeling better today. Grinded out more of this practice.

Now that I've got some income I've been looking at tablets to buy and I'm torn between picking up an Intuos or forking up and getting a Cintique. I'm fearing that if I get an Intuos it's not going to be much different than upgrading from a Bamboo tablet. But the Cintique is 3x the price of the Intuos

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Trying to break my habit of sketching in single strokes. I believe it's better to get loose with sketches and focus on precision on line art stuff

Day 19 KarRawr!zSlM3ck7V6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2097

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A little late here but I got an excuse.
I recently installed an ssd and got a fresh install of windows and stuff. I started having driver issues with my tablet and tried fixing it for a bit and didn't have much success. I'll get back at it later
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day 21 KarRawr!zSlM3ck7V6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2122

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I missed yesterdays practice, gaahhhh! I got off work and was tired, had friend over excuse excuse etc.
I'll do something to make it up to myself here soon

day 22 KarRawr!zSlM3ck7V6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2130

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So, ahuh..... About that drawing every day.

I'm making up for it this morning though. I've gotten all my driver crap sorted out and I woke up early to get some stuff done. Here's a warm up

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File: 1461769683672.png (1.69 MB, 1500x1500, day25.png)

Woke up a bit early again to get some make-up

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I'm counting this as day26. I thought it looked neat when I messed up using the selection tool

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I'm down a day or so on the practice sheets, but I've definitely been practicing still. I've started to doodle little practice methods whenever I have some free time and drawing tools, and at my job we got carboard boxes by the truckloads and sharpies to mark stuff with. I found I really enjoy the feel of the two together for drawing stuff

MacGay (Element of Eddy)!RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2177

>>2170
For practice, it actually looks good, if a bit noisy.

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I posted yesterdaya practice in my main sketch thread since I wanted to explain something with it there. I've been having a long week and feeling a little low on energy when I get home. I spent a bit doodling some before I head to sleep

>>2177
Oh hey.
Hah, I've been trying to go for a more noisy approach when skeching. I had an issue with spending too much time trying to detail sketches
With the fine tip sharpie though i see what you mean. I'll probably get cleaner with it over time

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>>2182
The sphere with circles on it looks like a weird multi-death-star the more I see them.

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havent drawn much in the past few days and went at it for a little bit. blehh, hand feels like spaghetti

>>2183
Ohh, I can see that now

MacGay (Element of Eddy)!RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2191

Have you practiced polyhedra besides cubes and spheres?
I mean, many shapes in life don't fit into just the two, after all.

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Some practice during lunch

>>2191
I've been focusing on spheres and squares mainly as a starting point. From some tips I've seen, squares, spheres and cylanders are the 3 main shapes most things are similar to. I'll definitely keep those shapes in mind though once I get these down better. I appreciate the advice

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>>2192

Spheres, boxes, and cylinders are good foundations. I highly, highly recommend setting up horizon line and learn how to set up 1-point and 2-point perspective boxes so that you know what a good box looks like. Once you have that ingrained in your subconscious you can begin free-handing them.

There's a video course by Marshall Vandruff that was made in the 90s that is still a standard for teaching perspective today:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1j7GJFDJ6BXTHljUUlFOUVTelE

I paid $12 for it. I''m giving it to you, and whoever else wants it, for free. I highly recommend it. Vandruff speaks clear and concise about how to go about figuring out perspective and the learning basics of it.

Pic related is just doodles of me screwing around with shapes.

KarRawr!zSlM3ck7V6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2196

>>2193
I've had a little dip into the 2 point perspective stuff. I'll try it out some more to brush up.

Oh much thanks! I'll be giving this a watch in my free time near the end of the week. It looks juicy

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I've been dead a while but I'm bouncing back

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Just got home from work and remembered to do this after a shot of whiskey. I wonder how I'd draw while drunk now

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Man I'm bad at this.
I'm still going to truck along and continue. Maybe I can call this practice for not being too critical of myself.

MacGay ★ (Element of Eddy)!RevGiOKgRoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2251

Idea for practice: Make an image of a (unused) bubble-bath to see how these circles go into an image.

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My tablet finally came in the mail. Hopefully this will encourage me to get on it more

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Between work and playing loads of Overwatch drawing has kind of been put on the back burner. I'm thinking of throwing it on hiatus until I stop being needed to work 50 hour weeks or my interest in the game dies down

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>>2266
Overwatch seems to be the destroyer of motivation lately for a lot of people.


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