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Day 5

So, on the 5th day of the challenge I call into action the rule concerning interruption by outside forces. My dad got covid and I had to deal with some stuff with my GF, so my time was more limited today. I did get to complete the drawing side of things, which is good. Tomorrow I'll try to double up on video making, as to compensate, but we'll see how it goes.

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Drawing

Made a bearded dragon for today. Didn't get to finish all the texturing, but that's fine. I feel like I'm progressing quite solidly.

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Drawabox Lesson 4 80% done
5h 41mins spent drawing
4h 23mins spent making videos

DOUBLING UP TOMORROW ON VIDEOMAKING
 
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Day 6

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I don't like having debts. Here's yestarday's repaid in full. :CoolKong:

Drawing

So, we're in the weird part of the lesson. I'm now required to draw some animal hybrids. Its supposed to make you think closely about anatomy or something. Today I drew an antelope/tiger hybrid.
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This is some Napoleon Dynamite Shit...

Video Editing

Lots of progress done today, since I doubled up and everything. It seems this video is gonna be a long one, there's a lot of comedy bits I want to do and lore I want to talk about. Viewing my gameplay footage I'm starting to suspect I have brain damage. There's some serious room temperature IQ gaming in there, and all of it is gonna go into the video.

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Drawabox Lesson 5 (I got the number wrong before) 90% done
6h 41mins spent drawing
6h 25mins spent making videos

HAVE AN AWESOME WEEKEND EVERYONE!
 
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Day 7

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Finally finished lesson 5, which is drawing animals. There's still a lot more I could improve in my understanding of anatomy, but the course is really focused on learning the fundamentals of perspective and proportions through exploring various subjects, so I guess its time to move on. Up next I'll be drawing everyday objects using technical drawing.

In preparation for lesson 6 I've also gotta complete a challenge that is drawing 150 cyclinders freehand and 100 using technical drawing, so I did that today.

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Video Editing

Today was a slower day, I am saw some footage, bounced some ideas and cleaned up some text. It's gonna be a loooooong video to make.
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Drawabox Cylinder Challenge 50%ish done
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Day 8

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Bad day, but put in my hours.

Drawing

More cylinders, and viewed a 1/2 hour tutorial on the next lesson.


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Video Editing

I've been usually counting the time I am focuesed and working, not just time spent "getting to work". Today today that wasn't exactly the case, my mind was really scattered. Woke up too late, didn't give myself the time to write properly, got too hung up on social compromises, finished homework too late, etc. No good writing was produced today. To achieve my ambitions there'll be sacrifice, I'm seeing with clear eyes now that there's no two ways about it. I'll have to be a bit of hardass on myself if I want to make good work, but that's okay. Its just what reality is and I am willing to change and kill a part of myself to do so. I'll try again tomorrow.

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Day 8


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Good progress today. Took a little willpower, but I got it done.

Drawing

Watched more tutorials, made more cylinders. Now they're inside of a box. Shit's surprisingly complicated since you gotta check out the vanishing points and the minor axis of the ellipses.

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Video Editing

Good progress. Watched footage, instilled some humour into the script, progressed with the gameplay segment.

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Day 10

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Didn't double up today, but I shall double up tomorrow.

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The cylinders don't stop. The crucible continues until I develop an instinct for proportion and perspective. So be it.

Video Editing

Wrote a bit, then took a big picture approach as to better craft some scenes. A lot of staring at my window, but I feel motivated and have some cool ideas for visuals in my head. Have a silly sneek peak.

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Drawabox Cylinders challenge 60ish% done
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10h 28mins spent making videos
 
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Really sleepy so it'll be a quick recap of today
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Cylinders
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Script too long and complex. Once I finish it I'll run over it again and again until its a smooth experience with all the fat trimmed. Still, its gonna be a long video, 30mins I'd guess.
Night everyone.
 
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Day 12


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:schitztroll: I LOVE CYLINDERS I LOVE CYLINDERS:schitztroll:

Video Editing

Inserted some comedy into the thing, rewrote the script for level 2. Things shaping up, but its still dirty as fuck. I also don't wanna make a huge video detaling everything about the game, its just not my style. Its a complex one gameplay and lorewise tho.

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:schitztroll: CYLINDERS 40% DONE
13h 51mins spent drawing
12h 30mins spent making videos
 
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Congratulations on your cylinders. Now try two-point perspective to get the real stuff.
 
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Day 13


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As per @Sweet n' Comfy's request, here on the left there's some cylinders done on a two point perspective. They're all done freehand btw, so excuse some mistakes. I'm sure that the course right mostly wants me to make some muscle memory, but this is some real good practice so I'm not bothered by it. I think I'll continue doing the rest like this.

Video Editing

More words. Feeling quite good right now about the whole project, I'm sure when its trimmed down I'll have a complete and hilarious review.

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13h 32mins spent making videos
 
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Day 14


Today we're doing things early boyz

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More 'lynders

Video Editing

GOOD. SOLID. PROGRESS.
The video is gonna be a good one, I swear I'll make it so.

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:schitztroll:CYLINDERS 62% DONE
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14h 34mins spent making videos
 
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good luck sir you're doing great
 
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Thats so cool! YouTube is an extremely difficult place to succeed. I'm trying to do the same thing. I'm not really getting anywhere though. It just takes time. Its an endurance game. Just keep going.
 
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