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January 7, 2013


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Group Created! For all those who want to improve

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 7, 2013, 8:27 AM
EDIT: So, guys! For all of you who want to join, here's the group! :iconoyic::heart: The icon is provisional for now... xD If anyone wants to give it a try, tell me 8D Also, for now, just join. I'll add the information about January's assignment tomorrow, or maybe tonight, later :heart:


... I propose you a project. Lemme explain :meow:

So, this was, at first, something I was going to do by myself. By the end of 2012, I looked at my art and wondered if I was actually improving. I had the sensation that, indeed, I had gotten a bit better... but just a bit. I had neglected real practice, real hard work, never getting out of my comfort area. And that is not good. Ever since I left Comic School and I got into University I have focused on some other things, and I have forgotten about drawing as a living... and it makes me really sad, because I must confess that nothing would make me happier than drawing as a profession, or even better, animation. For now I intend to finish my degree in Translation and Interpretation, but I sometimes feel really confused about my life. Like everyone, I guess.

So. This year I proposed myself I would stick to the rules we had at Comic class, and I would plan a schedule in which every month I'd have to do something to actually improve. I'm writing to you now because maybe some of you feel the way I do and might be interested in joining me in this One-Year-Improvement challenge. If so, I could create a little group to organize it, and we could critique each other's works in order to learn from our mistakes ^^ (and I would be really pleased to share all the knowledge I learned during my years at comic class).

Anyway, this would be the schedule:

:star: January: Creation of a character. A fullbody drawing, and a headshot + personality and extra info.

:star: February: Complete turn-around of the character + sheet of facial expressions.

:star: March: Different dynamic poses + drawing hands practice.

:star: April: Interaction between characters, various people poses.

:star: May: Clothing design. Clothing in motion applied to dynamic poses.

:star: June: Design of the outside and inside of a place (scenario, perspective practice).

:star: July: Drawing of your initial character in that place.

:star: August: Age meme of your character (aging process practice). Extra: animal design.

:star: September: Narrative. Design of a script/storyboard. Extra: turning an object into a human (personification practice).

:star: October: Cleaning the storyboard and turning it into a comic (3 pages maximum).

:star: November: Color and ilumination.

:star: December: Free illustration and final valoration.

~ ~ ~ ~

And that's pretty much it! This is what I'd like to be doing this year to actually improve, because I really need it. If anyone wants to join me, let me know and we'll suffer improvement together :iconlazeflirtplz: xD


Shams :blowkiss:

PS. I wanted to change my username to Shams because a lot of people think my name's Eileen (silly past-self me!) but it's already taken by a guy who hasn't even used his account for 10 years. FML!

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: My sister singing the Benny Hill song xD
  • Reading: The Silmarillion <3
  • Watching: TBBT, How I Met Your Mother
  • Playing: Pou, Cut the Rope
  • Eating: Stuff.
  • Drinking: Healthy water.
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Legrandzilla Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think being in a group with you would be awesome, but I feel like it would take away too much from other stuff I am committed to..:(
ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's okay! C: We're all very busy!
XiiiBeatoSensei Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww I'd love to join but there's no way I'd have the time to keep up :( I'm already doing the 365 days of art challenge which means draw something daily AND I'm working on my big projects not to mention life so yeah :( But this sounds really great I might do it next year :)
ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My, the 365 days challenge?? Hardcore! xD
XiiiBeatoSensei Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well don't imagine anything big just a sketch a day XD But still doing it everyday takes some willpower XD
ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed!! I don't think I'd ever be able to do it. Or maybe I would. I don't even know. It's tempting, yet very compromising xD
XiiiBeatoSensei Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly XD I don't know if I can do it either, I hope I can keep it up :)
TheLadyWellflower Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist
I'd love to join this!
ShamanEileen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :love:
craZkid Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This could be the greatest thing to happen to my art life, EVER!!! It will also hopefully help me to quit being so darned lazy when it comes to sketches and practice and the like. But I do have one question: Does the character HAVE to be created in January? Or could the character have been created late 2012?
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