Once, I wrote this in a promotional email:
You need to draw. I need to draw. Kevin the ginger computer programmer on Yonge Street needs to draw. Everyone doesn't draw nearly enough and we all know it.And got this response:
Best shameless self promotion e-mail I've ever gotten. I'm in T.O, and I will definitely be there monday night. See you then!Any lessons I glean from getting my own self to draw I can apply to getting more people out to the events.
|Sketches from Toons On Tap - Session 25: Cleopatra. Modelled by Coco Framboise.|
As for myself, I'm mainly motivated extrinsically. Example: the only reason I studied advanced functions in high school was because my potato-head friend once whined that the class was too hard. Honestly, I know I won't magically bounce out of bed and start pumping out sketchbooks 'for myself'. Jeremy may need the structure, but I need a worthy competitor.
Here are the rules we agreed upon:
- Fill all pages of the sketchbook, cover to cover, between April 1st and April 30th.
- Draw on both sides of the paper.
- No copying work from other artists.
- Don't be lazy; the point is to improve.
- At least 10 pages must be of superheroes.
- At least 10 pages must be of creatures.
- At least 10 pages must use coloured markers.
- Do at least five pages of nude studies, from life. Draw your friends. ;)
- Draw at least one piece from an exaggerated perspective angle ex. bird's eye or worm's eye.
- Draw at least three different body types and three different ethnicities.
If Jeremy completes the challenge, I will take him out to the movies at the end of the month. If I complete the challenge, Jeremy will buy me yoga pants. (I wonder why?) If neither of us can meet the deadline, no prizes for anyone.
I am writing about the challenge here not just to be held accountable by both my blog readers, but to announce my intent to annihilate Jeremy in the competition. Have fun painting happy little clouds, babe. I will crush you.
The anthem of my victory