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I just found out recently that one of the biggest things that's holding me back from creating art, is the fear of failure. I now realize why I keep beating myself up every time I make a bad drawing. The fear of failing can really cripple you, like it has me.


Now I just don't care if I make a bad drawing, I can learn from it and keep going. I think the same thing applies to anything.


For me confidence is a big thing now, being confident is to make a ton of mistakes and not be afraid to fail, a lot. It took me a long time to figure this out but I'm glad I went through it.


I like how Jake Parker talks about having something finished and not perfect. I need to finish and forget about getting it absolutely perfect or else, nothing will ever get done. I've learn't my lesson and I just have to apply it to my process every single day.


Thank you for reading.


Have a nice day and good luck with your projects!

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I'll say it again, learning Human Anatomy is really hard... but it's getting easier the more I practice what I've learn't. I've forced myself to make mistakes when I practice on my own without looking at the reference images. It's helped me grow in my knowledge and I should do it more often. I think I've copied nearly 2000 pages from Anatomy and figure drawing books that I've come across. And it's still difficult to recall from memory all the bones and muscles by name.

I recommend Michael Hamptons book on figure drawing, he really makes it practical when learning how to put the figure together. But I have to say that Gottfried Bammes book on anatomy, the one for artists and illustrators is a tough read. I wish the language was a lot easier to understand. I'm not giving up though. My goal is still to master the figure, then perspective, and then color theory, composition. Hopefully commit all this to memory and create worlds from my imagination without relying on photo references.

Thank you for reading my journey and I'll keep you updated with more on my progress.
Dwain
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As you are well aware, I'm going through Michael Hampton's book, figure drawing design and invention and I feel like I have learn't a lot, but there are still gaps in my knowledge. I still feel lost when I try to create figures from my imagination. I'm no where near where I want to be. I think I need to practice more on the things that I've learn't. I truly believe it's going to take me a lifetime to master figure drawing. And even after I've mastered that, there is still an ocean of things to learn, like, perspective, color theory and rendering... etc. It never ends.

Anyway, something else I discovered was an artist on Youtube, man, this dude has a photographic memory that is just out of this world, he is from Korea and I was just amazed at how much this person could recall from memory detailed images. His name is 'Kim Jung Gi'. I hope to be as good as this guy some day, but that will take years and years. LOL!

Check out his work here on Youtube 

Thanks for reading and Happy New Year.
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If I had known that Michael Hampton's book would improve my understanding of figure drawing, I would not have gone through George Bridgmans book. But then again, I'm glad I went through Bridgmans book because it forced me to finish what I started. Learning figure drawing has been an obsession but it can also be an artists down fall. What do I mean? I can focus so much on human anatomy that I forget why I'm learning anatomy in the first place. The goal for me is to master anatomy to create figures in an illustration. It's alway's about the goals your trying to set yourself but you kind of lose focus. I hope to finish learning from Michael Hampton and see how my knowledge of figure drawing turns out.

Thanks for reading.
Dwain 2018
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Wow, I can't believe it, I just finished copying all the pages from 'Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life'. The thing is though, what did I learn? I don't think I learn't anything. I felt as though I was just copying for the sake of copying but one thing is for sure my drawing has improved a little bit, but not much.

I believe my first upload of the first page of Bridgman's book according to deviantart, was September 23, 2016. So, it took me approximately 192 days to copy 350 pages. LOL!

Now I don't have anything to do, may by I should try to draw the pages from Micheal Hamptons book, 'Figure Drawing: Design and Invention'. Then may be after that, I'll get Gottfried Bammes book 'The complete guide to anatomy for artists and illustrators the human form.
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