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LunaticuMaster
01-01-2007, 02:56 PM
What helped you most to improve most in shortest time?

Any gnomon video,a book maybe,an advice ? Anything, send it here.This should be a wonderfull thread.

Rebeccak
01-02-2007, 03:48 AM
Practicing.

Start a Sketchbook (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=200), and instead of asking a lot of questions which you likely can determine the answer to yourself, try really digging in and actually DO it. There's no magic answer, there's only trial, error, but mainly, it's TRYING and doing work. Let's see some of your work before more questions. ;)

Start here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=403198) and here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=341167).

Here's to a productive 2007 - in terms of work, not easy questions you can answer. ;)

XYZRGB
01-02-2007, 08:09 PM
Edit :

I'd have to agree that starting a sketcbook thread is a good way to improve.

erilaz
01-03-2007, 03:52 AM
Practicing.

Start a Sketchbook (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=200), and instead of asking a lot of questions which you likely can determine the answer to yourself, try really digging in and actually DO it. There's no magic answer, there's only trial, error, but mainly, it's TRYING and doing work. Let's see some of your work before more questions. ;)

Start here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=403198) and here (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=341167).

Here's to a productive 2007 - in terms of work, not easy questions you can answer. ;)

It's posts like this one that helped me improve in the shortest amount of time. Getting told to JUST GET ON WITH IT. :D

Too many people dilly dally and screw around by saying "I'm going to do this and this and this", but they don't actually spend the time DOING. It's the DOING that makes you improve quickly, with guides along the way.

T-Scholes
01-03-2007, 09:02 AM
Forums like this one and conceptart.org :)

Other than that - constant experimentalism and studies. When I say studies I mean drawing/painting for a goal or objective and aiming just for that. I.E. You want to study form, why mess around with color? Do a tonal drawing/painting. Break things down and hit them hard. Then move on, but never miss an opportunity to learn from a drawing/painting.

NR43
01-10-2007, 09:17 AM
Practice on a daily basis
and listnening to other good advice :)

Even now, at work, I am filling a page full of scribbles when I'm waiting for my puter to process a report or waiting for a confirmation email or whatever...

Whenever you got 1min to spend drawing, regardless where you are... you might discover something very useful in that 1 minute :-D

Ravmaster
01-10-2007, 03:10 PM
looking at how other people work, teachers (not a lot from school though), and tutorials/adive from here and there

Intervain
01-10-2007, 04:01 PM
practice makes perfect! This forums makes you motivated to practice! Add the two together and you get improvement on a large scale :D

Rist
01-10-2007, 04:43 PM
The FASTEST way, and if you can, is to attend life nude model classes. I only did 6 sessions, 4 hours a session, once a week, and I improved so much in the speed of my drawings, and the general understanding of the human body.

If you do not have this resource, buy some Burne Hogarth books, and then just keep copying the images from it. try different styles too, i.e. rendered, quick, line, colour. Check my thead out, you can see how the progression improves through out my sketchbook.

Start a sketchbook on this forum.

Doing it traditionally at the beginning is best as it teaches you quicker of all the mistakes that can happen (no undo button).

i am now starting to convert to Digital, but I am still skeptical, still think a pencil is the faster way to LEARN, even if digital is faster to execute.

Determination, keep pushing, when you feel friction (ah frig it carnt' be'harst!), push further and ignore it. I know of this friction, it comes in many forms. I am trying to overcome one right now (deadlines at University that is not Anatomy related).

Iridyse
01-29-2007, 07:08 AM
Doing Master Copies (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=200&t=354836)!

ha-dou-ken
01-30-2007, 07:34 AM
This thread is too good. Just trying to keep up in here will make you better!!

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