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    3:34 PM, Wednesday March 11th 2020

    I like that idea! I noticed a similar pattern in my own review. I'll make sure to take notes on the student(s) improvement in particular areas over the lesson, so I don't accidentally end up focusing on a problem that may have already been resolved naturally.

    Thanks for the advice!

    11:09 PM, Tuesday March 10th 2020
    • If you know something that's not on the lesson text, then don't make it part of your critique either.*

    Does that include personal advice from experience? (for example: Try adjusting your speed when doing lines to find out what pace yields the most accurate/steady lines) Or would it be best to omit it?

    I think my biggest concern is that I probably don't know better, and so feel unqualified to give a critique. However, as it's encouraged on the website, I thought I'd give it my best shot.

    Thanks for the input:)

    10:56 PM, Tuesday March 10th 2020

    I didn't know I could look at others critiques! Thanks for pointing it out. I'll look through a few, and see if I can get a better idea.

    3:33 AM, Friday March 6th 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to give such an in depth review! I really appreciate it.

    I'll keep your advice in mind when I re-practice the pages, intermittent with the box challenge.

    See you at 250 boxes!

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    1:31 AM, Saturday February 29th 2020

    What kind of art books are they? General topics (like perspective, anatomy, etc...) or are they more like 'How to draw ____'?

    Typically art books will present concepts and recommend exercises for you to practice to help better understand them. If it's a how to book, it will give you step by step tutorials paired with some info on the subject for you to consider if you want to get more creative with it. I personally recommend approaching those kinds of books with a decent amount of fundamental knowledge if you want to make the most of them, as they tend to focus more on the results instead of reasons. They can still be fun though:)

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    10:36 PM, Tuesday February 25th 2020

    I don't know if it's necessary, but I did, and don't think it hurts. Why not?

    1:30 AM, Saturday February 22nd 2020

    It's reassuring to know someone else has tried it and seen improvement.

    I also include it as part of my study time as it still requires effort, even if it's in a different medium. I hope to reach the same level of ability/confidence in digital art that I do traditional.

    Thanks for the input!

    11:28 PM, Thursday February 20th 2020

    I intend on doing the full course with fine liner and paper, I was just wondering if doing them digitally as well would help me adapt better to the texture of a drawing tablet, or if it would transfer over naturally.

    I tried doing the first lines exercise and found it more difficult digitally, so I figured I'd practice a few DAB exercises on it until I become more comfortable.

    I appreciate the feedback though:)

    11:18 PM, Wednesday February 19th 2020

    Thanks for responding! I'll think I'll give it a shot.

    I've been procrastinating on using my tablet because it's still a bit intimidating to me, but I guess I can't get any better by avoiding it.

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    1:34 AM, Tuesday February 18th 2020

    I personally believe it's possible. Though I think Art school/college in general might teach you things that you won't find for cheap/free, I still feel like the potential to become an amazing artist through practice and good resources is there. As someone who is also quite financially strapped at the moment, I've almost made it something of a goal to become a great artist as cheaply/freely as possible (everytime I think of Rock Lee saying "I can become a splendid ninja as well!").

    I can't guarantee it'll help, as I myself haven't really tried it, but I know a lot of artist will "copy" another artists work as a means of learning some tricks and/or picking up their style. You may not end up drawing exactly like them, but I'm pretty sure you'll glean something you can use in your own work.

    Ultimately, even if you don't end up drawing like the artists you admire, I still can't imagine putting a great deal of time, research, and effort into a craft for it not to become something amazing. Something that motivates me more than drawing like the artists I love is not drawing like them. I wonder what kind of artist I'll become, and what kind of work I will create; On the same level as them, but in a different way, in my own respect.

    I hope you can find all the resources you need to achieve your dreams, or pass them, someday soon:)

    Best of luck too you!

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