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Here are the commissions for the month of September:

1. OC and Rarity at a cafe - completed! (to be posted)
2. Mare Do Well vs Lightning Dust - in progress
3. Large group scene - in progress
4. FOE Flash Sentry and Sunset Shimmer - in progress
5. Music-themed OC - completed! (to be posted)
6. Tactician Twilight - completed! Patreon Reward: Fire Emblem Twilight by drawponies
7. OC with a book - completed! (to be posted)
8. Pegasus sketch - completed! (to be posted)
9. Zecora voodoo sketch - completed! (to be posted)
10. Robin Hood pony sketch - completed! (to be posted)

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Comic: Daring Do's Actual Adventures

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Progress Report - Sept 21-29

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 29, 2014, 10:30 PM
Robot Luna vs Celestia by drawponies

Hello guys! Time for the weekly progress report I promised. As I mentioned before, I will be writing one of these each Monday to document my progress on my goals.

Huge wall of text alert!  The abbreviated version is that I completed my daily goals, most of my weekly goals, and all in all, made some good progress.  

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Notes on this week

Summary:

It's important for me to stay focused and progress forward each week. I only have about 6 months before the 2015 convention season, and I really need to step up my game to be able to compete with the other convention artists. I'm pretty good at ponies, but honestly, not much else, and this process will change that.

I am pleased with the daily progress that I've made.  Despite completing my goals, my practice has been somewhat erratic, however.  One day I'll be focused on my goals and the next, less so.  This week I will endeavor to be more focused in completion of my goals, rather than just art in general.

Also, sidenote, this entry is for 9 days instead of 7 because I made my "new beginnings" journal post on a Saturday, so it wouldn't make sense to do a progress report only two days later.

Details:

It's still a real challenge to motivate myself to do drills and exercises, as well as "real work," i.e. commissions and such.  This week I will make it a daily goal to complete one still life daily, as well as making more clear which art goals to do daily. 

Had an idea this week to do an art challenge daily.  While fun and engaging, I won't be continuing it this week.  Better to focus my energy on completing goals.  It's possible I may bring it back as a weekly feature.

At first, I thought that the Noah's art camp lectures were perfect, but after closer inspection, they are above my skill level at the moment.  I will be continuing with them after finishing the Ctrl+Paint series.

On the other hand, I found another awesome series of videos that are much more along the lines of what I need.

1c132dfec178d882eda82e195cfe5eec by drawponies

Feng Zhu is a veteran of video game and movie design, and is a professional teacher at an art school.  He puts out lessons every two weeks.  A major bonus to these is that he starts with very basic principles (composition, color, space) and moves on to more complex ones (matte painting, production workflow, character design).  His videos are very highly recommended.

I've decided to add watching and learning from these videos to my list of goals.  To see the videos for yourself, Check out the full playlist here.

I've also realized that taking notes on what I watch is important for me to both remember now and be able to go back over it quickly later.  So I'll be writing notes on all the lessons (Ctrl+Paint, Feng Zhu, and Noah Bradley).



Progress on Art Goals:

Daily Goals 

Spend at least 30 minutes learning from a high-quality art teacher - goal completed. I spent at least half an hour, usually more, on the art lessons.

Spend at least 30 minutes practicing artwork. - goal completed.

This Week 

Practice Ctrl+Paint lessons daily. While being mindful, learning as much as possible, and practicing all of the assignments, complete several of the basic courses.

Work on Commissions. If possible, finish commissions from BUCK this week

Robot Luna sketch - Completed!

Dishonored poster - Mockup finished and approved

Berry Punch poster - Preliminary sketch completed.  Redo, it can be much improved.

Write about my work in my Work Journal, about both art and other progress. Evaluate progress toward my goals, and reset weekly To Dos in HabitRPG. - Completing this one now :D

Noah's Art Camp - Not completed.  Moved to "to do later."  Replaced with 
Feng Zhu Design Cinema.


Long-Term Goals

Learn the Fundamentals of Digital Painting

Ctrl+Paint: Watch all free videos and practice all homework assignments

Current progress: 1, 2 and 8 complete!

(Come back to 3-7)

Ctrl+Paint: Complete Basic Photoshop Rendering course, including assignments.

    Noah’s Art Camp: Complete all lectures and do all homework.

    Current progress: Lecture 1

Watch and learn from Feng Zhu Design Cinema

    Current progress: 11 out of 75 complete

Determine next step in this learning process

Learn the Fundamentals of Figure Drawing

    Practice using the Croquis Cafe

Master the skills to run a startup

“How to Start a Startup” course weekly

Master T-shirt design





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:iconfrederiksd:
frederiksd Featured By Owner 14 hours ago
Hey let me be the first to congratulate you on reaching the 100 goal on patreon :D
Love your comics, and are eager to see the next one.
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JosD Featured By Owner 1 day ago
AND FINALLY OCTI HAS VOICE SPOILER  ALERT www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jJJws…
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girthaedestroyer Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Drawponies. How's that new comic coming?
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drawponies Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Doi, I forgot to post it. XD Lemme do that lol
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girthaedestroyer Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL XD!
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Futaba2 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
hope others who see rainbow rock like it as much as me.
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girthaedestroyer Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Wassup Drawponies?
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DerpyLuna112 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey!!! I saw you guys at the Alamo city comic con!!!!
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star-rainbow-pony Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Student Digital Artist
wow your art is awesome
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Maur0dA Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing draws stallion!
I think they need some more...
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Lol jk
But seriously, you're really good at digital art (if that's what you post on dA)!
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CaptainPudgeMuffin Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Don't know why I wasn't watching you. Clearly there is something wrong with me.
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petyaivanova Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for the trade. :)
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SpigaRose Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
thanks a lot for the llama trade :iconllamacopterplz:
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Yukimazan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
I'm quite surprised you're trading a point for a llama since I'm really active on reading your comics. :XD:

Thank you! Keep up the great work on the comics! 
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drawponies Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so glad that you like the comics :D

I want that golden llama ... it shall be mine! XD
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Yukimazan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Hehe, it's always a pleasure reading them! :aww: And you better get onto your quest then my friend. xD
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Revalco Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So many ponies, so many thank yous :P
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drawponies Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
XD aww, thank you!
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niveky Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the trade. :)
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RedTigger Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student
Thanks so much for the llama-pont trade Really appreciate it
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drawponies Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Omg cute dashie :D Thank you :P 
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KyuubiFan222 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
T-thank You Thank You!:) Soo Much For!:3 1Point And 1 Llama And 1 Llama Trade My Dear drawponies!:3

Thank You Thank You!:) Soo Much My Dear!:)

Hug :kiss: :love: :star: :cake: :hug:

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HPE24 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the trade!
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GroundSpiritMinerva Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks for the trade!
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KIMxxii Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
thanks for trading! great comics by the way :D (Big Grin) 
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