2:39 PM, Thursday August 31st 2023
Thanks both of you!
Thanks both of you!
To be a little more specific, I was doing graphite portraits, and I learned how to shade really well, but not much else. I finished that challenge and then never drew consistently after it. I have recognized since then how much I was motivated based on results and positive attention from others, rather than just enjoying drawing. I tried doing more portraits at the end of last year and it was an absolute slog, even when I got myself to sit down and start drawing, I would get so deadly bored that I would stop.
The thing is that I WANT to draw and draw people. Like that's what I'm drawn to (no pun intended) very often. I also want to grow my skills, I could just totally forget about that and try and have fun, but I don't want to just draw like a two year old, I want to actually get good also.
If I were to do DAB, the purpose would be to start learning drawing fundamentals, I want to have a base of knowledge and skill so I'm not limited to just copying pictures or whatever.
TLDR: What I really truly want is to fall in love with the process of making art, and simultaneously make art that's actually good, but I don't know how.
Lmk if anyone relates to this and has more advice. I really appreciate this community :)
Hi, I'm wondering about starting DAB again with official critique. If I were to do that, would I be required to start from the beginning again? I haven't done any for a year.
This makes sense, thanks! I'm going to do whatever it takes to actually finish it this time.
Ok, I totally fell out of drawing for a few months. But I'm in the process of taking control of my life and growing discipline, and I'm ready to start drawing consistently.
I hope it's fine to just continue like I didn't just take a 5 month break, but if I have to restart I understand.
This is a great idea, thanks!
Thanks to everyone for all the advice! I'll update this someday to let y'all know what worked best for me.
Thanks! I'll definitely check that out. If this helps me I'll be eternally grateful to you lol. This has been causing me a lot of frustration.
Thank you for the speedy critique!
I forgot to mention that I've been doing warm ups every session. This is actually my second time starting DAB. I started last year around this time, and quit after I competely fell apart at the rotated boxes exercise
(when I looked back at my homework from last year I was rather amused to see that I had doodled a sad face saying "this is hard" on the rotated boxes, similar to this year.) Anyways, thanks again!