Friday, June 14, 2013

Making personal challenges

Personal challenges are fun and can help a great deal in your progress as an artist if you decide to let it. I have done a few in the past and as long as you look at it as an exercise and you keep your purpose in mind you can achieve new goals and have a stronger skill set for your next piece. Think about issues you are having or something new you would like to try and set aside some time to accomplish the task. Are you having an issue with expressions or a certain facial feature? Take some time to master this issue and take control of your final piece.

Here are a few of the pieces i did over the years and my main goal or purpose.

These first two i did a basic character and messed with different expressions and what it was that made a certain expression show through.

This is one to learn more about the transformation from man into wolf

The following are 3 hr sketches. With forcing myself to work on a piece for 3 hrs i had to come up with an interesting design. Sometimes when i first create a piece and after 1 hr i might not like the idea, but with 2 hrs left for the project i was forced to see why i didn't like the piece and fix it.

Finally here is a 5 hr challenge i did to try to complete a full head sculpt. I looked at the challenge to see what i could create, not rush to get it finished in 5 hrs. Here is the start and every hour.

Here is the final piece approx. 6.5-7 hrs.

Make some time for your own challenges. Make them fun, interesting, challenging, and successful. Make some strong goals and tackle them with pride.

Thanks for reading,

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