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Old 09-25-2011, 10:52 PM
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Re: About self education...

Hmm, I think WC somehow ate my previous post

Anyway, please see here the level of involvement, and try to get something similar going on.

Get a small group of buddies so you can make it official (less likely to slack if there's more of you actively drawing, with some specific times in a week set aside for this).

Get some good feedback from WC or any other place with good artists willing to critique, try to get into a workshop every now and then, see videos online of how other artists create their pieces, and that's about it. Studies have shown our brains need around 10.000 hours of work/practice to get really awesome in most fields, so just find a way to get them
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:48 AM
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Re: About self education...

We live in what is now referred to as the "Information Age". Anything you want to learn is at the tips of your fingers through the internet. WetCanvas has taught me a lot so far, and continues to teach me. There is a strong community here and all the work you post will be given good open and honest critique.

I can say I've enrolled in a few courses recently (painting and drawing) and I have learnt just as much from the courses as I have from this site. The teacher runs a class of say, 20 students. Here you have 20 teachers per student. What's more it is free and you get to do what you want in your own time. I have private messaged some ppl and they have gone to great lengths to help me learn to improve.

I began painting a few months ago. Never had done anything before in my life. Wetcanvas has pretty much all you need and you will save a fortune.
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Re: About self education...

Most of what I have been reading here on this thread is very interesting indeed.
Of my own personal "art" resume (not in written form of course), when I was around 5 or possibly 6, I remember my mother was an "Artist" of sorts and probably would have been much better if it were not for raising a family. I was curious and she taught me the very basics of looking at some thing and rendering it to paper with a pencil. This totally fascinated me and agreeing with many here, it takes practice... many, many hours of practice... many years of practice.
Yes, Art Schools and college courses are great places to network but they only teach you what THEY know or what they think YOU should know by virtue of what their education has taught them. I would shake my head and would say "Nah, nah there's got to be more to it then that. What's beyond all of this?"
Sure... you can pickup bits and pieces from online courses and classes and from books too. But..., and this is the "Biggy", if you want to know the "feel" of the best consistency of oil or acrylic paint, how to apply it, how to understand the "feel" of the brush, or the "feel" of the pastel stroke you have to experience it first hand. And this my friends is something that can't be taught by a book or the internet and... not even by some art teachers or professors. Nope... the key here is practice, practice and more practice. Touch it, feel it, learn from this and I can almost guarantee you'll become a much better "artist" yourself and then... take it beyond that.
Just my 2 cents worth...
"I seem to do better work by accident than I actually do on purpose."
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:37 PM
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Re: About self education...

I felt so passionate about getting a good education that I teamed up with some professional artists and made a website helping both students and artists to learn and earn money from their skills. You can check it out at http://www.risingseed.com

Were still not officially launched but you can sign up to some courses for free.
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Old 07-31-2015, 10:45 PM
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Re: About self education...

Interesting topic, so many of us in the same boat! I have been trying to find the drawing 101 course, or any course in WC, but couldn't find it. ARe there any free online courses here?
Thank you,
Enjoy the journey!

C&C always really, very, very welcomed!
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