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Journal Entry: Sun Jun 30, 2013, 7:11 PM
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Hello Deviants, just wanted to share our DRAW OR DIE group here on facebook, check it out and join. Our group on facebook is over 2500 members and we want to expand it over to deviant art. So go take a gander over here:

draw-or-die.deviantart.com/

Debora Holsinger is doing a great job running it and updating. We will be syncing all events with the Facebook and Deviant art group.

check out the video on youtube.
Just wanted to remind everyone, ASCENSION begins tomorrow. 

Join the group here: www.facebook.com/groups/drawor…

I encourage ALL SKILL levels to join. Post works in progress in the group so we can all help you out. Our little community is evolving (we're up to 361 members) and we've got loads of feedback from everyone in there. 




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DRAW OR DIE ART CALENDAR by SPARATIK
DRAW OR DIE ART CALENDAR
Alrighty guys, here it is.

Had a talk with Chris about this and he thinks it's insane.

Which is good.

Take a good look at this and get ready for next year.

As i prepare to move to New Jersey, things will, as always, get a bit mixed up. But i should still be good to live stream on a constant basis.

By april of next year, i will surely be able to live stream on a daily basis for sure. The move will be done and i'll be taking a full break from commissions.

I ask you guys, to start getting mentally ready for this. It's gonna be tough.
2015 will be the year known as the year i "kicked my own ass all over again."

Let's rock out, feel free to IM me if you have any questions.

NOTES I WROTE AS I PLANNED THIS…

1. Repetition is imperative. Throughout my studies i have to avoid going on auto pilot. If i'm constantly going on auto pilot it means i'm getting comfortable, try the next hardest thing.

2. This means constantly switching exercises and spending just enough time on studies. not too long but not too little.

3. If i take too long something i get comfortable and it gets rid of pressure which reduces speed. Put just enough pressure but not too much or our recording device in our brains forgets. Medium. find a medium with time.

4. Avoid speed painting. for now. The brain and hand are like recording devices. Taking time to problem solve and understand color, light and anatomy is of upmost importance. BUT don't take too long or your camera goes to sleep.

5. Challenge yourself. let's keep working out in mind. Start light, then medium, max out then finish light. Peak at the end of the week and start the next light to recover.

6. Added note. Add quick gestural drawings. Concentrate on gestures and not rendering. stop fucking rendering.

7. get as close to the bone as possible. this will help balance your figures and improve accuracy in your anatomy.

8. Keep the week fun and exciting. leave time for personal work.

9. NOTES. ELIMINATE COMFORT ZONES.

RESTRICT INTERNET TIME. RESTRICT PHONE.
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My progress over 2 years by SPARATIK
My progress over 2 years
Just wanted to share. Its been a tough 2 years, filled with doubt... fear. But, we can never let our inner demons win. We have to defeat them, at all cost. Never give up guys... believe in yourselves.
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Megan Fox Painting by SPARATIK
Megan Fox Painting
Every year or so I paint a portrait of her just to check my improvement. Hope you guys dig this one!
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Aenir's Ascension by SPARATIK
Aenir's Ascension

a painting done for our monthly Draw or Die challenge. Was a blasty blast.
Hope all is well deviant peoples... it's been awhile since i visit.

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Sol-Gatito Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello Mister DoD!  I saw your thumbnail while looking for information about painting/art studies.


It's Solange ;)
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carol-colors Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
:cake: Happy Birthday!
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KirbBrimstone Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Thanks 4 the fav!
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br50 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Thanks for the favs bud
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SPARATIK Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014   Digital Artist
no prob dude. :D
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Henderzon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for the Watch! :D
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SPARATIK Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014   Digital Artist
no prob :D
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jaggudada Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thankyou for watching Ricky .. it means alot 
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SPARATIK Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014   Digital Artist
no prob dude! :D
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elexti Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watchback man! *Cries tears of happy*

But seriously, looking forward to seeing more of your work :)
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SPARATIK Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014   Digital Artist
daaah thank you so much and no prob, more work is coming! :D
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Thezz0 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks for the watch! I feel a little less like a stalking fangirl with you watching me back... I follow you here on DA and on Facebook. :D
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SPARATIK Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014   Digital Artist
haha no worries, glad to see you here and on book face. :D
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DieNoob Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Omg thanks for the watch man
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SPARATIK Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014   Digital Artist
no prob! :D
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Ghostsquid Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch! :D
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SPARATIK Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014   Digital Artist
no prob! :D
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ghostofdestruction Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student
thanks for the watch ricky 
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SPARATIK Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014   Digital Artist
no prob! :D
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saintpepsi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
tfor the follw back i need to post a ton of art I've done recently here lol I've sadly been crazy busy and mostly post via facebook. 
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