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Hello art family! Y'all might remember my 2016 thread, where I focused on making a habit of drawing every day. 2017 was wild and I decided against a thread here, but I have continued that art streak through this year with a slight change - painting and sculpting was allowed to sustain that miniatures habit. ^_^ 

 

I'm getting a bit of a headstart with my 2018 thread! I'd love to learn some fancy traditional art school basics, and I think a lot of these things transfer over to most any type of art, like mini painting and sculpting.

I see lots of friends here talking about color, lighting, and MORE CONTRAST, and I think we should check those cool things out!

 

When I start a new subject, I will list (but not link) books, websites, or other references so you can follow along if you'd like. ::D: 

 

Mori's Learning List!

1. The Learning Mindset

2. Proportions - The Head 

3. Proportions - The Body

4. Anatomy 

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1. The Learning Mindset

I realize that I've failed to properly appreciate my drive for knowledge, and just assumed that everyone wants to learn.

Friends, we are willing to work hard and try new things, and that's a pretty amazing thing!

 

I also have an inspiration board (it's currently in storage because I don't have room, sadness) pinned with drawings from people I admire, notes from friends, and quotes that I love that keep me going. It was awesome to look up from my desk and see positivity! Here are a couple lovely quotes that I remember I had pinned on my board (that aren't too personal. :;): )

On 1/6/2016 at 4:07 PM, knarthex said:

If you expect poor results, you will achieve poor results...

Aspire to lofty goals, you will get there!

George

 

On 1/12/2016 at 8:22 AM, CashWiley said:

Motivation is fleeting and unpredictable. Do not wait for it.

 

Instead, cultivate discipline. Discipline will see you through the times when flighty motivation has left you.

 

Okay, there are very few things I've read by Loomis that haven't gotten me all fired up. He's just so FIERCE about learning and I LOVE IT.

I'll only do one quote or I may as well just end up buying you all copies of his book because I'll try to type it all up here. 

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If you want to draw, if you want to gamble all your chips for stakes that are really worth while, you have an excellent chance of winning. If you just dabble, you will certainly lose your ante, for the others in the game are playing their hands for all they are worth. I have met students who have said they would like to learn drawing as a "sideline." There are no sidelines. You are either in the game or out of it.
- Andrew Loomis

Doesn't that just make you go, "YAAAAH! ART. LEARNING!" Or is that just me? .... Yeah? :lol: 

 

Once I have created a learning order I'm happy with, we'll get this thread started! Feel free to suggest anything we should check out.

 

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The inspiration board from my previous post! I got it out and rewrote the stuff on it a few  weeks ago but haven't had the energy to hang it up or post it here. Here it is, finally!

I shouldn't tag everyone here or it would look like one of those crazy instagram posts. ::P: I also need to add the cards I got from Knarthex and Loim (thank you, friends).

 

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