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15th March and 16 March:

Qucik summary:

Both days were very similar:

-woke up earlier to draw for 2 hours before work

-typical work day

-after work one hour of drawing

-after all of that we were playing mansions of madness (boardgame)

Also celebrating 30 days without video games!

Goals:

I will finish the drawabox course (2 studies left) by 11.05.2022
I will finish the love life drawing beginner series by 18.03.2022 
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Practice counter: 63 hours 

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17 March:

Quick summary:

- finished both ferrari f1 drawing and love life drawing beginner course (3 hours of drawing in total today)

- I'm very tired lately - we have a lot to do at work

- I have started to glue figures from a boardgame to clear bases

18 March:

Quick summary:

- gathered references for last drawing for drawabox course

- have started my first figuary challenge

- still tired after work - waiting for sunday to rest

- standard 3 hours of drawing today

Goals:

I will finish the drawabox course (1 study left) by 11.05.2022
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (NEW!)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 1

Practice counter: 69 hours 

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19th and 20th March:

Quick summary:

- day 2 and 3 of the figuary challenge

- didn't have that much time so I spent 2.5 hours in total drawing (in those 2 days)

- met with my brother on saturday

- my future mother in law vistied us on sunday

- I'm so busy that I can barely keep up with this journal but I'm going to do my best to post everyday (at least those quick summaries)

Goals:

I will finish the drawabox course (1 study left) by 11.05.2022
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (3/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 1

Practice counter: 71.5 hours 

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21th March:

Quick summary:

- Really liked the fourth day of the figuary challenge

- Practiced for a total of 3,5 hours today (2 hours before work and 1,5 after)

- Tired after work

- Hope to finish the last drawing for drawabox this week (the helicopter)

- Going to play some boardgames with my fiancee now

Goals:

I will finish the drawabox course (1 study left) by 11.05.2022
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (4/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 1

Practice counter: 75 hours 

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22th and 23th March:

Qucik summary:

- I was practising drawing for 4 hours in total (2 hours per day)

- finished last piece for drawabox course, now waiting for the official critique 

- visited my cousin to play boardgames

- still doing figuary daily

- quite hard to find time to write here but still doing my best (I need it anyway to count total hours for my 800 hours goal)

Goals:

I will finish the drawabox course (waiting for the official critique) by 11.05.2022
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (4/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 1

Practice counter: 79 hours 

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24th March:

- I have started to learn how to draw simplified head

- Another day of figuary challenge

- I have started a new course on proko site - How to draw and design dragons

- 3 hours spent on drawing today

Goals:

I will finish the drawabox course (waiting for the official critique) by 11.05.2022
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (7/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 1

Practice counter: 82 hours 

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25th March:

- Officially finished the drawabox course!

- Another day of figuary challenge

- Did the assignment for dragon design course

- Trying to draw heads and starting to study eyes

Goals:

I will finish the dragon design course by 11.05.2022 (NEW!)
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (8/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 2

Practice counter: 85 hours 

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26th March:

- Was too tired to wake up earlier today

- After work did 1 hour of drawing practice

- My best friend visited us for the first time in our new home

- Tommorow finally day free from work

Goals:

I will finish the dragon design course by 11.05.2022 (NEW!)
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (9/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 2

Practice counter: 86 hours 

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27th March:

- Finally could get more sleep 

- Feeling like I'm getting worse instead of better while doing figures (need to step back and think what went wrong)

- Did second assignment for dragon design course

- Drawing eyes went ok (trying to learn something before 100 faces challenge)

- Need to watch how to render with graphite pencils 

- My fiancee also set goals for herself (time oriented like me) for crocheting and english

Goals:

I will finish the dragon design course by 11.05.2022 
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (10/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 2

Practice counter: 89 hours 

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28th March:

- so much to do at work - very tired

- tried to render an eye - it went ok

- another day of figuary - feeling like I'm stagnating and not learning at all

- making progress in dragon design by drawing twisted forms

Goals:

I will finish the dragon design course by 11.05.2022 
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (11/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 2

Practice counter: 92 hours 

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29th March:

- Still feel tired

- Practicing drawing noses

- Trying twisting simple forms

- Another day of figuary - trying to slow down to make the practice more effective

- Can't wait for the weekend

Goals:

I will finish the dragon design course by 11.05.2022 
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (12/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 2

Practice counter: 95 hours 

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30th March:

-still tired but managed to draw for 3 hours today anyway

-making progress in noses but nothing fancy to show

-I wish I was better at shading

-today's figures went very badly

-finished twisting, stretching and squashing simple forms

Goals:

I will finish the dragon design course by 11.05.2022 
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (13/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 2

Practice counter: 98 hours 

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31th March:

- decided to get more sleep

- was practicing for 2 hours today

- finished rendering a nose - I think it is a bit better than my eyes attempt

- today's figures were quite ok

- celebrating half of the figuary challenge

- celebrating 100 hours on practice counter

Goals:

I will finish the dragon design course by 11.05.2022 
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (14/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 2

Practice counter: 100 hours 

 

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1st April:

- slept more again

- drew for one hour today - I want to have in total 15 hours this week so I have to do 3 hours on the weekend

- I really liked todays figuary lesson even tho the figures wasn't that good

- excited to see friends tommorow

Goals:

I will finish the dragon design course by 11.05.2022 
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (15/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 2

Practice counter: 101 hours 

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2nd and 3rd April:

- 2nd of April was really tight with time but I managed to do all the things I planned before my friends arrived

- we had a great time playing boardgames

- on 3rd April we visited parents of my fiancee

- when it comes to drawing decided to abandon for now the dragon desing course because I want to focus more on other courses

- I want to get better with overhand grip and values so going to focus on that (while doing face features studies)

Goals:

I will finish the how to draw heads playlist by 11.05.2022 
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (17/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 2

Practice counter: 104 hours 

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Posted (edited)

4th April:

- besides figuary I was watching mostly proko beginner playlist to get the idea how Im going to approach to learn values

- the day was good - I wish I slept more so going to bed earlier

- I want to make sure to learn for 15 hours a week to meet my deadline for 800 hours challenge

- 3 hours in total doay - half an hour for figuary and another for simple exercises - the rest for playlist

- tommorow going to put theory into practice

Goals:

I will finish the how to draw heads playlist by 11.05.2022 
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (18/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 2

Practice counter: 107 hours 

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5th April:

- pushed through the "I don't know what should I learn phase" by watching videos about creating value

- decided that I will be mostly cross-hatching for now for shading

- the tilt is gone, new direction is set

- I was learning for 3 hours today

6th April:

- cross hatching for shading was a good call

- loved the today's figuary video (it was about mindset)

- drew some nice looking lips

- 3 hours today for my counter

Goals:

I will finish the how to draw heads playlist by 11.05.2022 
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (20/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 2

Practice counter: 113 hours 

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7th April:

- 3 weeks into figuary challenge - yay!

- started to draw an ear - I'm at defining shadows phase

- wondering if i can make the shadows a bit better to help define forms or have failed already

- 2 hours today in total

Goals:

I will finish the how to draw heads playlist by 11.05.2022 
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (21/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 2

Practice counter: 115 hours 

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8th April:

- 30 minutes of figuary and 1.5 hour of drawing the ear today

- finished the ear - I feel that despite proportions mistakes and rushing this render I got pretty good value range

- excited about the weekend - going to rest a lot and meet friends to play boardgames

Goals:

I will finish the how to draw heads playlist by 11.05.2022 
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (22/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 2

Practice counter: 117 hours 

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On 4/6/2022 at 11:40 PM, NesteaDrinker said:

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- drew some nice looking lips

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Really well done!

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17 hours ago, Sowelu said:

Really well done!

Thanks a lot!

9th April:

- after work I went to sleep immadiately - needed a rest

- woke up 6 pm

- made a quick figuary session

- visited my mom later

- 30 minutes of practicing today

10th April:

- slept until 11 am

- finally feel rested

- quick figuary practice session plus figuring out how to draw hair - it is going to take a few more days tho

- 1.5 hour of practice today

- going to visit my friends to play some boardgames today

Goals:

I will finish the how to draw heads playlist by 11.05.2022 
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (24/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 2

Practice counter: 119 hours 

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11th April:

- woke up earlier to draw

- hard day at work

- ordered birthday gift for my fiancee

- realised that I feel quite comfortable with the overhand grip - it was a nightmare to use it few days ago

- still figuring out how to draw the hair

Goals:

I will finish the how to draw heads playlist by 11.05.2022 
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (25/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 2

Practice counter: 122 hours 

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12th April:

- almost at the finish line of the figuary challenge

- 3 hours of learning today

- finished the hair study - far from mastery but for now good enough

- feeling excited about drawing full heads

Goals:

I will finish the how to draw heads playlist by 11.05.2022 
I will finish my first figuary challenge by 25.04.2022 (26/28)
I will have 800 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2023 
I will have 3000 hours on my practice counter by 01.03.2027

Goals met: 2

Practice counter: 125 hours 

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