Drawing Practice: Give me a total of 100 ideas to draw to see if I get any better by the 100th drawing.

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Apparently pottery students who just throw clay without any explicit instruction get competent really quickly compared to people who agonize over every pot, so I'm going to try to get better at drawing by spending less than 10 minutes drawing things other people suggest.

So please post your sketch requests (along with any photo references) and I'll try and see if this angst-free approach works. Feel free to join in if you also want to get good at art with low effort.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 18:41 (three weeks ago) link

Please draw a trainbat

imago, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 18:42 (three weeks ago) link

As someone currently taking a pottery class, I can say that it is kinda true. Just a shame I had to take a 4 month break in between.

Drawing idea - a dog wearing a cowboy hat

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 18:48 (three weeks ago) link

draw a half-peeled banana

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 18:56 (three weeks ago) link

1. Thomas the Trainbat
https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/pyvdc9zg6yk.jpeg

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 18:56 (three weeks ago) link

yessss

imago, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 19:02 (three weeks ago) link

thank you dearly Philip Nunez

imago, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 19:02 (three weeks ago) link

2. cowboy hat (more like 1930s reporter hat) dog
https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/6yxkcxvkg7w.jpg

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 19:07 (three weeks ago) link

sheruff imo

imago, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 19:11 (three weeks ago) link

3. Bananarama
https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/b49zcke9vyw.jpg

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 19:21 (three weeks ago) link

I am enjoying these drawings so much I am opening them in new tabs to look at them properly! (browser issue probably)

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 19:26 (three weeks ago) link

Please draw a fight between two Zodiac signs of your choosing

imago, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 19:26 (three weeks ago) link

But... the beauty of this technique is I don't choose (hence no "writer's block")!

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 19:28 (three weeks ago) link

Virgo, Sagittarius

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 19:33 (three weeks ago) link

it is written

imago, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 19:38 (three weeks ago) link

Can you draw a troll bearing the weight of ILX on its shoulders, Atlas-style?

pomenitul, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 19:38 (three weeks ago) link

Please draw someone fishing a comb out of a half-empty jar of mayonnaise.

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 19:40 (three weeks ago) link

Drawing suggestion: someone tripping and falling into a swimming pool

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 19:50 (three weeks ago) link

Cat on a skateboard

emil.y, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 20:08 (three weeks ago) link

(Also, these are great!)

emil.y, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 20:08 (three weeks ago) link

4. Zodiac Fighter II
https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/w7pjcmbd37p.jpg

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 20:09 (three weeks ago) link

drawing suggestion with crossover to the old sayings thread: an embarrassed child letting the cat out of the bag

that's not my post, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 20:26 (three weeks ago) link

Draw grim reaper driving in a car listening to rap.

i bought biden some thin mints with my stimmy (PBKR), Thursday, 15 April 2021 14:13 (three weeks ago) link

Like the entire band?

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Thursday, 15 April 2021 14:44 (three weeks ago) link

5. Danny DeViTroll holds up ILX in the manner of Greek myth
https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/p7bwcj3lr7n.png

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 15 April 2021 21:37 (three weeks ago) link

Geddy Lee's head on a bear's body

P-Zunit (Neanderthal), Thursday, 15 April 2021 22:05 (three weeks ago) link

Philip, it looks like some are done in ink and some are done in charcoal. What media are you using, and how do you choose? Any preferred materials?

I took a local evening drawing class once and was pretty bad at the exercises (still lifes of bottles, blocks and such); this approach looks like more fun.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Thursday, 15 April 2021 22:17 (three weeks ago) link

The ink is just a uniball office gel pen on used printer paper. The DeVito one is on a tablet. I tried buying some fancy pencils but they never made me any better or inspired me to draw more than say those free pencils from ikea, but they're definitely nice to use. I'd say if you want to follow along, you should grab whatever is handy at the time -- the basic rule is to throw out and ignore any obstacle to just cranking out a drawing as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Of course if having your favorite gear at the ready inspires you to draw more, do that!

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 15 April 2021 22:44 (three weeks ago) link

Excellent work!

3xp

pomenitul, Thursday, 15 April 2021 22:49 (three weeks ago) link

A chipmunk next to a mushroom

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Friday, 16 April 2021 00:28 (three weeks ago) link

I'm into this, i did the chipmunk & mushroom one

francisF, Friday, 16 April 2021 02:50 (three weeks ago) link

I don't want to take any thunder away from Philip who started this tho!

Y'know, there's a book I own that follows along these lines of progressing by drawing very, very quickly different subjects (much more banal than here, obviously). It's called Cartooning: Philosophy & Practice. Never got through it, but really should pick it up again - it's excellent.

francisF, Friday, 16 April 2021 02:57 (three weeks ago) link

k, i think i'll just post mine

https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/3yrgc5bqb4z.png

francisF, Friday, 16 April 2021 03:07 (three weeks ago) link

Someone please draw a melting Empire State Building

Canon in Deez (silby), Friday, 16 April 2021 03:26 (three weeks ago) link

Nice chipmunk/mushie combo!

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Friday, 16 April 2021 11:28 (three weeks ago) link

so what is the thought on using reference? i'm thinking like do it if you think it's a good use of some of yr 10 min?

francisF, Friday, 16 April 2021 19:15 (three weeks ago) link

6. Fishing comb from half-empty jar of mayo
https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/w7pjcm8na7p.PNG

I'm obviously making very liberal use of reference -- given the time constraints, the decision to freehand or reference any part of a drawing becomes very automatic!

Philip Nunez, Friday, 16 April 2021 20:45 (three weeks ago) link

that rules

P-Zunit (Neanderthal), Friday, 16 April 2021 20:45 (three weeks ago) link

These are amazing

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 16 April 2021 20:47 (three weeks ago) link

I'm digging Chippy's shades and Hawaiian shirt.

Philip Nunez, Friday, 16 April 2021 20:50 (three weeks ago) link

looooool, so much better than what I'd imagined

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Friday, 16 April 2021 20:55 (three weeks ago) link

https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/84jdczrxm4k.png
Someone tripping and falling into a swimming pool

francisF, Saturday, 17 April 2021 00:56 (three weeks ago) link

it's funny with the squirrel, i wanted to break things up by putting clothes on him, and the Dale character (with his hawaiian shirt) from Rescue Rangers just comes right out as subconscious shorthand

francisF, Saturday, 17 April 2021 01:02 (three weeks ago) link

that last one looks like a Playboy cartoon

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Saturday, 17 April 2021 02:01 (three weeks ago) link

Draw the band GWAR playing at a wedding

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Saturday, 17 April 2021 02:05 (three weeks ago) link

7. Embarrassed child lets cat on skateboard out of bag

https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/b49zckppxyw.jpeg

8. Death driving while rapping

https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/6yxkcxmmr7w.jpeg

Philip Nunez, Monday, 19 April 2021 05:40 (three weeks ago) link

these are awesome, love the humor

that's not my post, Monday, 19 April 2021 14:23 (three weeks ago) link

this is my current fav thread

P-Zunit (Neanderthal), Monday, 19 April 2021 14:26 (three weeks ago) link

Amazing! that steering wheel is 👌

francisF, Monday, 19 April 2021 16:37 (three weeks ago) link

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dow, Monday, 19 April 2021 16:50 (three weeks ago) link

Sorry didn't keep spaces look away

dow, Monday, 19 April 2021 16:51 (three weeks ago) link

Geddy Lee's Head on a Bear's Body
https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/w7pjcm8rw7p.png

francisF, Monday, 19 April 2021 17:06 (three weeks ago) link

Omfg hahahah

P-Zunit (Neanderthal), Monday, 19 April 2021 17:17 (three weeks ago) link

GOODBYE MY BEAR!

Philip Nunez, Monday, 19 April 2021 18:28 (three weeks ago) link

i would love to see a fish having a bad hair day

Clay, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 04:26 (three weeks ago) link

loving Geddy the Pooh

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Tuesday, 20 April 2021 04:38 (three weeks ago) link

9. Melting Empire State Building
https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/k46acvkag7z.jpeg

Philip Nunez, Saturday, 24 April 2021 17:03 (two weeks ago) link

Drawing idea: A night at a bad restaurant

a hoy hoy, Saturday, 24 April 2021 21:59 (two weeks ago) link

let calstars draw that one....with his words

Filibuster Poindexter (Neanderthal), Sunday, 25 April 2021 01:02 (two weeks ago) link

Draw an old man doing the splits

Alba, Sunday, 25 April 2021 01:08 (two weeks ago) link

10. Gwar at wedding. L’Chaim!
https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/l4necov5v4m.jpeg

Philip Nunez, Saturday, 1 May 2021 22:12 (one week ago) link

11. Fish having bad hair day
https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/my2pca6kx7j.jpeg

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 07:50 (six days ago) link

i did that one too, i forgot to post it. don't ask me what the concept is supposed to mean:
https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/j7kzc8nd97m.png

francisF, Thursday, 6 May 2021 00:02 (five days ago) link

fun new thread to come back to, woo woo, and great work so far!

can i get a rotating desk fan with those little streamers that some people put on them, only it's enormous?

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Thursday, 6 May 2021 00:13 (five days ago) link

12. Night at a bad restaurant
https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/k739c53jn7q.jpeg

Philip Nunez, Saturday, 8 May 2021 17:33 (three days ago) link

looooool

from the perspective of the sad person outside, thinking about those endless free breadsticks

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Saturday, 8 May 2021 17:35 (three days ago) link

13. Elderly Martial Artist doing the splits
https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/j7mmcg56g76.jpeg

Philip Nunez, Saturday, 8 May 2021 17:36 (three days ago) link

Abe Lincoln farting during Gettysburg address

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Saturday, 8 May 2021 17:56 (three days ago) link

13. Elderly Martial Artist doing the splits


My fantasy comes true!

Alba, Saturday, 8 May 2021 21:52 (three days ago) link

thank you both for the fish! exactly as i'd dreamed

Clay, Saturday, 8 May 2021 23:39 (three days ago) link


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