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My Art Study Exercise-list (updated: July 18th)

foervraengd:

So… I like to exercise and practice my art skills a lot recently. However, it’s important to not be too overwhelmed with all the areas that you need to cover.

Therefore, I’m going to make a little list of what areas I should practice on. This is mostly just a thing for myself, but if you find this useful you can share it with others as well.

So whenever I feel like doing a study, but don’t know what area to cover, I am going to look at this list and see what area I haven’t worked on lately. Alt making a “schedule” where I cover each area a day.

A good idea is to cover one area each day, and then fill one whole page/spread/canvas with studies on each subject within that category.

And by “fill” I mean as in as much as there’s space on the paper. Not just 1 or 3 sketches, but maybe I dunno… 10 or 20! depends on the subject of course, but repitition is important in order to improve your artistic skills!

The three first areas are what I’ll consider most important to always practice on.

Important Basics:

  • Value study, work with grayscale/combine with composition
  • Color theory studies. Use still life and photographic references
  • Perspective and composition
  • Different surface/texture (metallic objects, drapery study etc)
  • Still life study on static objects/photographs

Anatomy:

  • Gesture drawing
  • Muscle/skeleton study
  • Faces and facial diversity (ethnics, age etc)
  • Female/Male differences
  • Bodyshapes/age

Environments/backgrounds:

  • Nature - forests, mountains, deserts etc
  • Plants, trees and geology
  • Urban - architecture buldings, monuments etc
  • Speedpaintings/thumbnail exercises (10-30 minutes long)
Advanced/in-depth:

Technical:

  • Vehicles; boats, cars, airplanes etc
  • Weapons; guns, swords, bows etc
  • Modern vehicles/weapons
  • Historical vehicles/weapons
  • Machines, engines, robots etc

Animals:

  • Herbivore mammals (horse, cows, deers etc)
  • Carnivore mammals (lions, wolfs, bears etc)
  • Rodents (mice, squirrels, rabbits etc)
  • Birds
  • Reptiles and Amphibians (lizards, snakes, frogs etc)
  • Aquatic animals (fish, sharks, whales etc)
  • Insects, spiders and other invertebrates
  • DINOSAURS!!!!1 (+ other prehistoric animals)
  • Mythological animals (don’t stick to “modern” illustrations, go for the very very old designs!!)

Design/culture:

  • Modern/historical fashion (shoes, dresses, suits etc)
  • Armor and defense (for both humans and animals)
  • Furniture and interior design (modern/historical)
  • Gadgets, jewelry and other decorations
  • Small items like glasses, plates, spoons etc

I will probably expand the list sooner or later. Please note that “drapery study” is more or less studies on clothes and folds. Hair is something I personally don’t feel the complete need to exercise on. Since there’s more important areas to cover as well.

UPDATE Jul 18th 2012:


For those who wanna hardcore-exercise should spend at least two to three days focusing on one area/subject:

  • First day is studies using references and research about the subject.
  • Second day is drawing the subject freehanded without using references. 
  • Third day is to make a finished painting/drawing that includes/focus on the specific subject.

My Art Study Exercise-list

So… I like to exercise and practice my art skills a lot recently. However, it’s important to not be too overwhelmed with all the areas that you need to cover.

Therefore, I’m going to make a little list of what areas I should practice on. This is mostly just a thing for myself, but if you find this useful you can share it with others as well.

So whenever I feel like doing a study, but don’t know what area to cover, I am going to look at this list and see what area I haven’t worked on lately. Alt making a “schedule” where I cover each area a day.

A good idea is to cover one area each day, and then fill one whole page/spread/canvas with studies on each subject within that category.

And by “fill” I mean as in as much as there’s space on the paper. Not just 1 or 3 sketches, but maybe I dunno… 10 or 20! depends on the subject of course, but repitition is important in order to improve your artistic skills!

The three first areas are what I’ll consider most important to always practice on.

Important Basics:

  • Value study, work with grayscale/combine with composition
  • Color theory studies. Use still life and photographic references
  • Perspective and composition
  • Different surface/texture (metallic objects, drapery study etc)
  • Still life study on static objects/photographs

Anatomy:

  • Gesture drawing
  • Muscle/skeleton study
  • Faces and facial diversity (ethnics, age etc)
  • Female/Male differences
  • Bodyshapes/age

Environments/backgrounds:

  • Nature - forests, mountains, deserts etc
  • Plants, trees and geology
  • Urban - architecture buldings, monuments etc
  • Speedpaintings/thumbnail exercises (10-30 minutes long)
Advanced/in-depth:

Technical:

  • Vehicles; boats, cars, airplanes etc
  • Weapons; guns, swords, bows etc
  • Modern vehicles/weapons
  • Historical vehicles/weapons
  • Machines, engines, robots etc

Animals:

  • Herbivore mammals (horse, cows, deers etc)
  • Carnivore mammals (lions, wolfs, bears etc)
  • Rodents (mice, squirrels, rabbits etc)
  • Birds
  • Reptiles and Amphibians (lizards, snakes, frogs etc)
  • Aquatic animals (fish, sharks, whales etc)
  • Insects, spiders and other invertebrates
  • DINOSAURS!!!!1 (+ other prehistoric animals)
  • Mythological animals (don’t stick to “modern” illustrations, go for the very very old designs!!)

Design/culture:

  • Modern/historical fashion (shoes, dresses, suits etc)
  • Armor and defense (for both humans and animals)
  • Furniture and interior design (modern/historical)
  • Gadgets, jewelry and other decorations
  • Small items like glasses, plates, spoons etc

I will probably expand the list sooner or later. Please note that “drapery study” is more or less studies on clothes and folds. Hair is something I personally don’t feel the complete need to exercise on. Since there’s more important areas to cover as well.

List of artists who are Livestreaming - And if they are currently streaming

This list contains lots and lots of artists who livestream. If you would like your livestream channel on the list, just contact Wolken via his mail on the webpage.

I think this list is really good, not only does it promote people’s channels, but you will also discover new awesome artists.

Please, spread this around! Especially if you love livestreams!

Personligt Ombud (Personal Ombudsman?)

Oh god it’s better than I first thought.

She helps me to go through all those horrible websites that contains lots of information but you have no fucking clue where to find the right one.

Anyway… woke up late today as usual. But I’ll still make a list to fulfill today:

  • Clean room (didn’t do it yesterday)
  • Exercise back muscles (YOU GUYS SHOULD DO IT TOO)
  • Sketch the next page of Krig RAWR 2
  • Watch animu

Things to do today:

  • Draw the very fucking first page of chapter two of Krig RAWR.
  • Do push-ups (I will need muscles for the last Uppcon)
  • Clean room before it gets too messy

My buddy is always making lists he must complete during the days, I’m gonna do the same. Now, the hardest part in this is to stay away from Tumblr…