A genius way to learn fast for great art

Do you get ideas, start planning, then keep planning some more to the point where you create a project that would take you a year and a full crew to finish? Or you overthink things a lot and all you end up doing is staring at a blank page?

I have binders full of ideas that are mostly unfinished because I let them become monster projects that seem impossible to do.

Now, I’m creating very short projects that (should) take less than a week to finish.

 

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Learning a skill can be hard. Really small projects can make it easier.

 

Do you just pickup your Wacom tablet, open up some program and just go make a masterpiece or do you spend a bit of time planing your project out?

 

It doesn’t matter if the project is an epic 2 hour movie or a 3 seconds animation.  You need a plan.  The plans will just be either very complex and detailed or be just a quick sketch.

 

I decided to animate a very small sample for a client.

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How I’m getting back my drawing skills, and why it’s going to benefit you

I’ve always been OK at drawing. I was good enough to get paid for my skills. I worked for 5 years doing 2D Animation and digital illustrations.

 

But I never mastered drawing the way I wanted to, and I could see my lack of knowledge in every project I was hired to do.

 

As long the drawings or animation wasn’t too complicated, I could do it. I’m not saying I wasn’t any good or couldn’t push myself to do more complex work. I just felt I had to put way more effort than I should have for the amount of years of training I had at the time.

 

I never drew at my full potential. I could draw characters in simple poses, but as soon the poses got more complex, with perspective and foreshortening, I would struggle. If the characters were more realistic, again it would take me forever to draw a simple pose.

 

Imagine if you didn’t struggle with drawing?

 

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