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    5:48 PM, Wednesday April 20th 2022

    I wouldn't do them in the same session but it's all input and practice. Finishing DaB could take a year or more depending so I would say it is necessary to study other stuff alongside. They will all mix to give you your window on the world.

    Just make sure you are creating too and not just studying.

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    9:49 PM, Saturday April 16th 2022

    Pretty much as other poster.

    IMV For this course it is better to try and conceptualise and visualise in your head rather than trace. This is the artistic skill you are trying to develop on this course. If you rely on tracing it doesn't help when doing a drawing from life.

    If I was tracing, I would only do it for non-submitted work to get a feel and then quickly drop it. I would approach submitted work without it. Don't worry if you find it difficult, it's supposed to be until you do it enough that it becomes easier and more untuitive.

    I know that some courses, such as Prokos anatomy one, use this method but it is for a very specific educational purpose and not used in the long run.

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    12:01 AM, Tuesday April 12th 2022

    1 or 2 plants per page is reasonable. You don't want to do them too small as you it won't test your line drawing as much and the detail will be fiddly.

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    12:56 PM, Wednesday March 23rd 2022

    If you are looking for official critique ( ie paid for ) then you need to redo most of the exercises. There are rules to follow around submitting homework. This is to ensure that the feedback from each submission feeds into the next.

    For community critique I don't know. It is not as strict but you need to remember that feedback is crucial for identifying and correcting mistakes before you compound them in future lessons.

    10:51 PM, Tuesday March 22nd 2022

    It all takes time and lots of repetitions. It is something that happens with regular and consistent practice over months, not a few days. When it comes to art, you have to forget about looking for very short term improvements and notice the improvements in the long term when they happen. Then onto the next skill.....

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    4:33 PM, Tuesday March 22nd 2022

    It doesn't matter too much. Key thing is your pen is fairly upright and that you are not gripping too firmly. You shouldn't really be needing the support though. One reason for learning to draw from your shoulder is to build all your muscles so that you are only very lightly touching the paper thus allowing the pen to draw freely.

    Also remember that anything new feels uncomfortable at first. I have been learning the Proko style artist grip recently and I started off really struggling. Now it feels uncomfortable to go back to my normal grip.

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    4:33 PM, Tuesday March 22nd 2022

    Make sure you are engaging your wrist, elbow and shoulder when you are practicing. You need all of these to be moving in harmony to draw straight lines. If one bit is slightly locked then it is likely your lines will not be as straight as you would like.

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    4:30 PM, Tuesday March 22nd 2022

    Firstly it helps to think of drawabox and your graphic tablet drawing as two separate things. Over time your drawabox habits will bleed into your tablet habits assuming you practice enough.

    Secondly, I have an iPad Pro and Wacom 16 that I use for digital. I draw from the shoulder frequently when drawing on them, especially when doing rough sketches. For me the key thing about learning to draw from your shoulder is that you get fluid lines and you don't feel locked to the tablet. This took me a while, you have to get the muscle strength and memory, but it has been so worth it. It feels much freer and more expressive than drawing from the wrist. There is a reason why so many artists recommend that you learn to draw this way.

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    12:48 PM, Thursday March 17th 2022

    I have found Micron fineliners to be amongst the most unreliable and easily damaged and no longer use them. I buy boxes of 12 Pentel fineliners for about £15 and they seem to be both cheaper and more reliable.

    As per the instructions though, there is a reason for using fineliners and for official stuff you have to use them.

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    4:33 PM, Monday March 14th 2022

    Yes. You need to upload all of them.

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