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100 Portraits Challenge

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 3:41 PM
EDIT 7/31/2014

I figured I needed to update this. :L I now have... 15/100 portraits done. XD I better get a move on then huh? I have more portraits to upload... just, I have to clean the scans.  -cries-

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So after last night making a portrait over livestream, I've realized I have come far in learning to draw humans, and well, I know that my confidence is lost in faces and I really don't know how to see people well. So what better way to get better at something than drawing it 100 times?

I was recommended a 100 Challenge recently, and I think I'll take it on. The 100 drawings would have no deadline, though I would really like to have them done before 2015. I don't want to put pressure on myself, but I want something I can show in my portfolio, thus the "I will try but not needed" deadline.

This will be on the side, along with my orders, schoolwork, and Naor stuff. I'll draw new OC's Naor, maybe celebs and fanart. It will really depend on my mood, but all of them will be human, and I'm going to let myself do repeats if I feel like it. The goal is just 100 drawings of people, preferably head-shots or busts. It'll be something I hope you'll follow me with, and I'll be labeling all the images I make part of the challenge, and I will be posting thumbs of them here. I've decided to count my sketch of Aros Tou as the first one of the set, because reasons I can. :p

Portrait 01: Aros Tou by Ahkward  Portrait 02: Fahle Panua by Ahkward  Portrait 03: Mama Ben by Ahkward  Portrait 04: Dhe Nao Tuhk by Ahkward 

Portrait 05: Dhe Nao Koko by Ahkward  Portrait 06-08: Nyu Montage by Ahkward   Portrait 09: Thor by Ahkward  Portrait 10 - Youkai Inuyasha by Ahkward

Portrait 11: Ahk's Pinecones by Ahkward  Portrait 12: Kazan by Ahkward  Portrait 13: Disconnected by Ahkward  Portrait 14: Fahle by Ahkward

Portrait 15: Hoodie Aros by Ahkward  Portrait 16: Holmes Sketch by Ahkward  Portrait 17: Renae Schwartzkoff by Ahkward  Portrait 18: Sophie Hale by Ahkward

Skin by trezoid (modified by Ahkward)
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VillainiaEcks Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's actually a pretty cool idea, and either way you're going to see progress even if you weren't expecting it. That would actually be pretty good for me, too - my humans are all... weird. XD
I don't think I'll be able to get to 100, though. That seems like a hell of a lot. 
Good luck with yours, though. :3
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Humans are so weird looking. XD

It is a bit of work, but I gave myself a whole year to do it.... so that's like 1 drawing every few days. :D
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VillainiaEcks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Humans are strange creatures... 

Still, one drawing even in a few days would still stress me out if there's a deadline. I usually draw that frequently anyway but as soon as there's a deadline in place I lose my sh*t. XD
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UmbraAtramentum Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I think this is an awesome idea, I might try something similar with some aspects I have difficulty with. Otherwise, GO AHK GO! :D You can do it and they are looking great :)
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It really has helped!
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UmbraAtramentum Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well I have characters that need revamping and to be a bit individualised, so I dont see any harm in trying this :)
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
do eeeeeeeeeet.
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UmbraAtramentum Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I will XD
But I cant wait to see yours :P

(Also means I can get back into some inking, I havent done that in a very long time)
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Inking is awesome. eue But I might be biased.
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UmbraAtramentum Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lol Ahk? biased towards inks, never =p
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
noooooooooooo

never
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Aeriette Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait to see the rest of the challenge, good luck to you! I should really find some challenges of my own to get on. >.<
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol , i just made this up. It is no formal challenge. I just felt it would help. So I wrote it down.
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Aeriette Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, see now that is a good idea. I'll have to think of something I want to work on that I can challenge myself to do. Time to go write down some ideas! 
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MariiCreations93 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome portraits!! Good luck on the rest of the challenge ^^
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I can't wait to finally post some more.
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MariiCreations93 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yay!! *w* 
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Dragonfoxing Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
The 100 Challenge...this is new to me. :o  Looking forward to see how it all turns out, and I'll be looking for a way to integrate that into both my audio + trad.art work.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Maybe pick a genre... or maybe a set of instruments and make 100 songs with just those genres or instruments?
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Black-Wren Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Good luck!  I wait to see the results!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh I am excited too! I wonder where I'll be after a whole year of portraits. XD
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Zekkentak Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
This should be interesting to see *3*
Alicexz used to be quite poor at portraits YEARS back
but constantly practiced them. Now look at where she is :D

Portraits, in general,
are generally a very favoured subject in the world.
And your challenge will be great practice :D
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't see her as being bad at portraits, ever. XD

they are favoured, which is why i want to do this. 
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DaveRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh MAN this is gonna be so awesome...really looking forward to seeing how this will evolve!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It is exciting, yes
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Kaymaro Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, it will be interesting owo
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, yes it shall. -plotting face-
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Broadwinger Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can't wait to see 100 portraits! I can't draw people to save my life. The closest I can get are the Nazgūl from The Lord of the Rings mainly because they don't have faces. :stinkeye:
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lol Hey, humans = human body, not just the face. XD
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Broadwinger Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know, I meant the faces are harder. I made my comment when it was the morning and my mind doesn't work very well in the morning. XD
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahhh, ok. I totally understand.
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forgetSanity Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
good luck ^^ that should help you a lot ^^...one of these days I'll have to try it as well XD though with expressions lol XD
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm sure it will. I look forward to it, even though it worries me at the same time. That is a lot of faces.
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forgetSanity Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol yea but you also have a lot of time XD 
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Have fun!
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CheekyStoat Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great idea!
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SharkyToof Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
She doesn't need luck

You talented person you dahsgjlae
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hurrhurr 

I will do my best.
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TiaraShin Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck!:D
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :3
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