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Offline Drawing Challenge Goal: Completing the How To Draw Manga In Simple Steps Book


Challenge: To complete the drawings in this book!

Drawing has always been a hobby and I think I covered in an earlier blog post. However like every other hobby I have, I like to buy or borrow books about it. I have countless drawing books - okay about ten or more. Not sure how many because they are scattered around the bookcase. They are also books I've acquired since I was a teen to now and that is over about two decades....

So moving on with drawing. This year, I decided to downgrade my drawing hobby from seeking to being a better drawer and perfectionism to just drawing. Normally I get frustrated that I can draw properly and things are out of sink.

I've also been about two live art courses and two cartooning courses. Yes, I had high and deep aspirations to do with art but the frustration with my drawings led to stop and start inconsistently over the years. Now I've reconciled myself to just drawing.

The Task



So deciding this, I've decide to just complete every single drawing in the book, IN MY OWN WAY. It's no longer about getting it right, or perfection, it's about completion. I started off the challenge earlier this month using three books but I've decided just to stick to this one. I alway start off ambition then see what works.

My drawings are mostly rough sketches, and coloured in random colours - whatever I  had in my pencil case. I stylise as I go along just going with whatever Iike.

Drawings 




  • Manga Boys - 27 drawings,
  •  Manga Girls -27drawings,
  •  Managa Animals- 26 drawings,
  • Manga Chibis & Managa Myths & Legends 50 drawings. 

So I'm looking at roughly 132 drawings. As of now I've completed the Manga Boys section - and no I didn't draw all manga males or copy the pictures directly, I free styled a lot as you can see above. I doubt my drawings looked anything like manga but the satisfaction was in just drawing...rather than perfection.  Sometime I just scrawl in pen, or pencil whatever...

Materials 

I just use scraps of paper, junkmail envelopes - most things just heading towards the recycling. So its really just about the drawing than anything else. When I think they are okay, I may post on instagram or an old blog I used to use - it's about 8 years old now.... But it isn't really about posting the work. The task is just to complete the drawings in the instruction book and enjoy it.

https://www.instagram.com/biggaday/

https://suggiecartoons.blogspot.com - The Art of Imperfect Drawings.

Finally

I'll check in again with other books I'm doing but for now I'm mostly focusing on this.  Are there any hobbies you feel you need to be perfect at? Hobbies where perfection overrides the enjoyment?







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