A daily art regimen is an invaluable habit for every artist, and is imperative for understanding and growth. There’s no excuse for not doing at least one sketch a day (at least that’s what I ought to be telling myself). Speaking out of experience, you will improve significantly if you keep a schedule up. It doesn’t matter what your style is - anime, western, abstract, toony, or semi-realistic - life drawing should be every artists’ foundation. Master the basics of real-life forms, then stylize proportions from there.
Anyway, I’ve decided that I’m going to challenge myself. Every day, for as long as I can, I’ll finish a sketch of one full-body male, one full-body female, a set of hands, a set of feet, one random animal, and a human portrait. Forgot the portrait this time around, DERP, and I might not have the means to complete all of the figures every single day, but by golly, I’m certainly going to try!
You’d do yourself a tremendous favor if you decide to visit Artists.PIXELovely.com, a figure and gesture drawing resource. It is a wonderful self-learning tool that I swear by, supplying exercises so I don’t have to scour the Internet for resources every time I want to practice.
My partner has bad hayfever and other plant related allergies. It’s a good thing this isn’t the Pokemon user because I would definitely be a Grass-Type Trainer. Except they would all die because I’d overwater them.
“Let me love you!!”
I’m also 99% a traditional artist and my photoshop/manga studio abilities need a lot of work. Maybe I’ll do a palette meme. Anyone got any particular thoughts on that one?
I got inspired to dabble with minimalism late at night upon seeing the original. Thanks again, Sam for being a great muse. <3 I should probably rest, now. My body and mind are slowing down quite a bit. G’night folks.