This is pretty much all of my sketches from 2017. Seriously, if you don’t believe me just look at how horrible they are hahahahah. The only thing missing is a shit load of gesture drawings that I’ve done throughout 2017. I didn’t post those as I don’t think they’re that interesting. If anyone asks in the future I’ll upload some of them, more to show how my gesture drawing got (slightly) better throughout the year.
I didn’t really get serious about studying art until I got laid off from my job around the middle of October 2017. You can see from October onward I started seriously doodling a lot in my sketchbook and I honestly credit that to helping me develop discipline to draw everyday.
If you’re struggling to develop art discipline like I was, I STRONGLY recommend sketching in a sketchbook everyday for at least 15-30 minutes. This will reinforce the habit of drawing everyday until it just becomes a part of your life. Eventually you won’t be able to go a day without drawing!
Keep at it! Keep your dreams burning inside your heart!
-JONRS (March 7, 2018)
This gallery shows the beginning of my art journey. I’m putting this up so other people who want to study art can see the progress I made over the years.
Mostly this is to show that even if you are undisciplined as fuck, lazy, and super unmotivated, that you too can become a good artist. You just gotta put in the time.
It was grueling for me in the beginning. I absolutely hated art practice, I just wanted to be drawing anime tiddies right off the bat. Like any skill, it takes time. You have to spend a lot of time working on fundamentals, so that you can build the skills necessary to create whatever you want.
(My Previous Art History: I drew a lot of doodles and comics as a kid but then stopped cold turkey after middle school. I pretty much did not draw at all for 10+ years after that. I decided to start teaching myself art late September/early October of 2016.)