So, I'll start this by saying that by many standards I'm a pretty good artist. Compared to a lot of my friends, though, I suck. So, I came up with a New Year's Resolution that should help fix that.
In 2011 I will do 2,011 pages of drawing, and I'll be keeping myself honest on my blog!
'HOLY SHIT, THAT'S A LOT," you may say. That's what I said, that's what my girlfriend said. It's really not though. If I do 6 pages each day, I'll be more than fine. The one "catch" is that half of the 2,011 pages must be studies. The idea is that not only will I force myself to draw more often, but I'll force myself to study and learn from the masters.
Anyway, here are the rules I've set forth:
1. I must do at least 1,005 pages of drawings from my head or from real life.
2. I must do at least 1,006 pages of studies.
3. Since I do a lot of storyboards for my portfolio, those count. They will be added to the 2,011 once the board is finished.
1 page of 3 panels = 1 page of the 2,011
So follow along on my blog, and I encourage you all to take on a 2,011 in 2011 challenge!
Oh, one last note. Since the studies are not my own work, I wont be posting each individual page of them. I dont want ANY confusion as to what's my work and what's not, and I dont want anybody thinking that I'm taking credit for the master's work. Instead I'll probably post a photo of all the pages and list who I was looking at that particular day.
Anyway, here are my first 6 pages. I went people watching in Santa Monica today.
So this fellow was interesting. He was Middle Eastern, and he had one leg and a three legged dog. He also does not like being drawn. See how the paper is dirty and wrinkled? That's from when he yelled at me and tore the page out of my sketch book!
Rule 4. of 2,011 in 2011: be more sly.
These aren't from Santa Monica. I was watching "Magnum Force" with my dad. Clint Eastwood's a badass. Oh, and those are Tharks at the bottom.
Anyhoo, I'll try to update my blog with this daily, but I might not be able to. I WILL be keeping up on the pages, and I WILL post everything, if not every day.
999/1,005 drawings left
1,006/1,006 studies left
PS: Anybody have suggestions on who to do master copies from?