@brianhermelijn Umm, that's a difficult question to answer for me. There are several problems (for me):
I have like 1-5hours a day to paint/sketch/study. That's not a lot and I always want to strengthen my foundation so I keep studying quickly and the most that I can.
- Base sketch:
If I'd start a painting with the goal in mind to finish it (8-12hours) I'd need to spend 3-5 days only on that one. That's not fun for me, especially cause I always see flaws in my foundation sketch and have to correct it during to painting process (have finished like 4 paintings and I spent correcting stuff for 70% of the time cause my foundation was weak).
- Fun factor:
I'm currently starting university (non art stuff just to improve myself as a person, mainly culture and language stuff (japan) and other speech stuff that I can choose) which will take 3 years from now on to finish. So I'm currently drawing/painting/studying only to improve my foundation cause I will not be able to work during these 3 years.
That's why I'm asking myself everyday: 'What am I interested in today? What do I want to learn?' If I want to know sth specific I will have fun studying it -> fast sketches, dont need to be finished; only interested in the information. (currently interested in animation, clothing, anatomy). I would concentrate on finishing paintings during the weekend cause I have the most free time there but I'm always getting distracted because painting on one picture for 10 hours is just not fun to me. I want to create new ideas haha. But maybe later in a couple of months/years I will enjoy it.
I'm actually working on 3 projects which I want to finish atm. Cubebrush weekly, CrimsonCrucible Challenge 6 and an animation contest. The ideas I have in mind for these projects are fun atm so I wont mind finishing sth for this haha.
Hope I could 'paint you a picture' here Cheers!
@sketchwars Thank you very much! Yeah I will go as long as I can haha Hope you enjoy my future drawings/paintings
@lawrysega I'm not getting distracted when I'm having fun with the concept/idea/theme that I'm working with, so I always ask myself 'what I really want to learn today'.
I also get distracted very fast if I'm working at home because I'm always sitting infront of my computer. But I'm going to change that in the next weeks. Because I got myself an iPad Pro I can finally paint 'outside' digitally.
Also because I just started university I'm going to spend most of my day in uni or in the library which wil hopefully give me the concentration I need to level up my progress haha
Maybe it's also your environment that keeps distracting you. Seperating 'relaxing' area and 'working' area is a very good way to keep distractions away. Most often just buying a new table only for studying works (cheap and always keep it empty, use only for studying)
Hope this answer could help you out!
Today's topic: Exploration (style explroration and research for a project)
Not the cleanest drawings, still figuring out stuff. Need to draw a looot more haha
Today was not a good day for my animation brain. Could not figure out how to move the characters correctly. Need to get out and observe real people
Here are 2 ideas from today's animation: