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Improvement Challenge

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 15, 2013, 4:38 PM

I was reading AbelPhee's Journal entry about challenging and improving ones art and its really got me thinking iv been painting drawing the same stuff for years and its becoming stagnant and repetitive i'm going to challenge my art skills and get out of my comfort zone and try this 30 day challenge and hopefully broaden my skills.
I wont be able to Art every day because of work and socialing but i will make the effort for this, i'll mainly be posting my day to day works on my Tumblr Site but i might clump them all on a page at the very end and post them on here.
ANYONES welcome to join me in this its a fantastic idea thank you so much to the lovely AbelPhee for thinking it up.

30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge

Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn't improving? Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that's actually useful? Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell. >:D

I made this because I've been feeling super 'blah' about my art these days, and I needed something to kick-start myself. Who wants to do this with me!? Start now or whenever you can (now you procrastinators!). Challenge yourself and have fun at the same time!

Tag your posts with #Improvement Hell so everyone can follow along and see each other's awesome artwork. I may even create a blog and reblog them! :D

What are you waiting for? START!

1. Self-Portrait - Introduce yourself
2. Draw a figure using a reference - link to reference
3. Draw a figure that's in action, using a reference - link to reference
4. Draw a part of the human anatomy you have trouble with. x20, with atleast 5 being skeletal/musculature studies.
5. Draw more figures. Quick gestures and silhouettes. x20, with atleast 10 different body shapes
6. Let's have some fun. Design a character from this character generator. (created by PreservedCucumbers)
7. Pick the weirdest object in your house/room. Draw it. Shadows and Highlights.
8. Find 2-3 objects, make a scene with them. Draw it. Bonus points for creativity. Double points for dramatic lighting.
9. Draw a landscape of a place you've never been or drawn.
10. Draw a BG with 1pt Perspective. Negative points if it's a railroad or an empty street.
11. Draw a BG with 2pt Perspective.
12. Look out a window. Draw what you see. Bonus points for adding something interesting.
13. Draw an interior setting with the character you designed on Day #6 in it.
14. BG with either bird's eye or worm's eye view.
15. Halfway there! Draw three 'action' scenes with different compositions in each. Quick sketches are fine, just make them interesting and understandable! Bonus points if it's the same scene, but different composition.
16. Draw a single page comic with 5-7 panels (the story begins and ends on one page).
17. Draw an animal you've never drawn before. x10  Link references.
18. Draw a car. Negative points for whining. Hint: Use a perspective grid.
19. Think of the thing you hate drawing the most. Guess what? Draw it! Negative points for lying to yourself.
20. Pick an object in your house/room. Now design a character from it, using the shapes, forms, textures, purpose and colors as inspiration. Also link/post the object you used. Negative points for using a humanoid action figure.
21. Draw a character/object/scene, and shade them using ONLY solid blacks and whites. Bonus points for good use of lights/shadows
22. Draw a different object/scene/character. Shade using hatching, crosshatcing, and/or pointillism. Bonus points for lights/shadows and textures.
23. Colors! Pick a color palette, and paint a scene/character/object using only those colors (some blending allowed). Bonus points for good use of lights/shadows.
24. Draw and color a scene/object/character - no lines allowed! (aka - lineless art). Don't forget light and shadows!
25. Draw a scene/character in a style you've never drawn before. If emulating an artist, credit+link. Bonus for color style.
26. Draw a character. Draw 10 emotions/expressions. Bonus points for 'uncommon' emotions. (i.e. anxiety, guilt, despair, loneliness etc.)
27. Draw three random shapes using your opposite hand (or your foot). Now design characters from those shapes.
28. Turn on the tv (or load your illegally downloaded movies). Pick an actor and draw them.
29. Almost done! Let's have some fun. Draw some fanart. Bonus points if it's super obscure and unknown. Make people guess what it's from.
30. Last day! Find a drawing you did within the last year. Now draw it again using what you've learned! Link it for comparison!

Look at how AMAZING these Artist are! these are my inspirations ^_^

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:iconseriousartists: :iconmacusers: :icontalanynn:

  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: It's like love by Dewayne Everettsmith
  • Reading: Terryl Whitlatch - animals real and imagined
  • Watching: The inside of an airport
  • Playing: My IPad 2 !
  • Eating: Soup
  • Drinking: Coffee

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VanessaRoquet Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You already know you're an art rock star, but in case nobody has told you today: YOU'RE A FLIPPIN' ART ROCK STAR! I love the creature designs. More plz!
LadySerpent Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely cannot believe how far you've come since I last watched you.  Your work has become so much more intricate and colourful since then; I think it was probably a few years now.  So glad to see so much progress!
radioactive-vapor Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist
Your art is fantabulous! Fantastic AND fabulous!
Dizzidragonz Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy, Happy, Birthday to you! ^.=.^ :happybounce: :cake: :squee: :party:
Jess-Foxx-Quinn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Have the happiest of birthdays Tegan. And if it is not a happy birthday, make it in to one. :Party:
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