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Annie.

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on: December 21, 2015, 06:38:59 PM
Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year to all!

I know many make New Year's resolutions... I usually don't, thinking that self improvement is an ongoing 365 days a year job.  But this year I will try because I am frustrayed that I keep forgetting to attend live discussions or lessons (Wed pm here, a very good time... just that I keep forgetting!), despite best intentions.

They say telling others help because we feel somewhat a bit accountable.

So here is mine:
Make an effort to remember to attend 'most' live sessions on OAL (online art lessons).

What is yours?
« Last Edit: December 21, 2015, 06:42:03 PM by Annie. »
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #1 on: December 22, 2015, 03:55:45 AM
I also don't like resolutions, but I took have a goal not just 2016 but the future. I plan to sketch something everyday, U really want to grow in my drawing abilities and need all the practice I can get. I also plan to finish all or most my outstanding PB classes I have not yet completed.
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Reply #2 on: December 22, 2015, 07:00:53 AM
Wonderful and how will you plan time of the day for sketching?  That is the key to motivation, planning.

I know an artist (an early morning person), who gets up, put the coffee on, then sit with a coffee and a small 4x6" pad and sketch for 20 min everyday, even before her breakfast.  At first she aimed for 25 days per month. Now she doesn't need to it is a daily routine.  She has a list of ideas at the beginning of her pad, for those days when she doesn't know  what to draw. 

I tried but doesn't work for me, not a morning person. I just stared at the paper and the coffee. 

A number of you do a sketch a day.  How do you plan it?  We know Mea sketched on the bus (and is not motion sick!) and that she can watch news and sport on TV and sketch.  I cannot do that either.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #3 on: December 22, 2015, 12:11:18 PM
Re: Sketching any time, any place

Added a new one.  Today it was sketching in the semi-dark at the cell phone lot at the airport waiting for a friend's plane to arrive.


See, I told you I did this in the semi-dark.

Oh, those little roundish things in the upper right corner are supposed to be blueberries!

aloha

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Reply #4 on: December 22, 2015, 03:18:39 PM
Mea,
Drawing has become all consuming, good for you to have such a drive. 

I like the arrangement of the bars and the wiggle just above the figure of 8.  When I first saw the ball decoration, I don't know why but, I thought it was a bomb and wonder why you would draw that beside the tree... 

Have you tried to do a drawing blind folded?
Cheers, Annie
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