Week 03

Week Commencing 10/06/19

How many hours did I work on my skill?

Day Hours
Monday 0.5
Tuesday 1
Wednesday 0.5
Thursday 0.75
Friday 0.5
Saturday 0.75
Sunday 0.75
Total 4.75


What did I work on?

Recreating examples of good kawaii art as well as attempting to create my own drawings.


What did I struggle with?

Being creative enough to design my own sketches


How can I improve for next week?

Continue exploring other styles of kawaii art and recreating it.


Visual Progress

Week 02

Week Commencing 03/05/19

How many hours did I work on my skill?

Day Hours
Monday 0
Tuesday 0.5
Wednesday 0.5
Thursday 0.5
Friday 0.5
Saturday 0
Sunday 1
Total 3


What did I work on?

Copying pieces of work that inspires me. There seems to be a language to kawaii expressions that I have yet to understand. I'm hoping the more that I expose myself to different examples, the more that I pick up its rules.


What did I struggle with?

Finding enough time to sit down and sketch. I've been overseas visiting my new niece so I don't feel too bad about not working on the skill hard enough.


What went well?

I feel like I'm picking up the technique to working on the basic shapes first. It'll be interesting adding colour, or shifting over to the computer. For now, I still think I need to focus with just the pencil and paper.


How can I improve for next week?

Spend more time with the sketchbook. I need to keep exposing myself to inspiring kawaii art.


A goal to work towards for next week?

Spend at least an hour a day working on this skill.


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Week 01

Week Commencing 27/05/19

How many hours did I work on my skill?

Day Hours
Monday 1
Tuesday 1
Wednesday 1
Thursday 1
Friday 1
Saturday 1
Sunday 0
Total 6


The beginning

I've always wanted to be able to be confident in my drawings. Being a graphic designer, I'm no stranger to design, but I've always lacked the skill of drawing and sketching. A lot of my work revolves around the computer, but I rarely pick up the pencil to sketch anything out.

I've decided to work on my sketching and drawing abilities by focusing on a specific type of style, kawaii to be exact.

The style has always been attractive to me and I've always wanted to be able to sketch something and be confident with it.

I know nothing about it's origins or the rules, but I realise in order to get good at drawing I just need to copy other peoples work and expose myself to their creativity.

I would love to be able to design my own characters, but I think I'm far from that goal. For now I just want to focus on copying other peoples work and seeing how I get on.


How do you get better?

As I've begun this journey, I often come back to the same thought process of 'how do you get better at drawing?' Everyone has their own style and there's no right or wrong. What might be a harsh line to you, might be something else to another person.

I don't think I have an answer to this question and it's something that I have to keep on tackling throughout my journey.

Perhaps, in the journey itself I will find the answer.


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