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Trichroma Week 1 Assignments by Andantonius Trichroma Week 1 Assignments by Andantonius
Class is back in session! Over the past few months I've just been kind of piddling around with studies and not really getting anywhere, so I decided to get back in to a class-like structure. Not so much the environment, but rather the mindset that I'm going to purposefully study a subject for 6 months and get notably better at it. Plus, having assignments puts some walls on the limitless options of study, so it kills some of the fear of staring at a blank page trying to decide what to do.

So for the next 6 months and longer if it goes well, I'm gonna be "taking" 5 classes! The format is simple, weekly or bi-weekly assignments with three phases. A research section to increase knowledge about a particular topic, a study section to understand that knowledge with the help of reference, and an application section to implement that knowledge in to actual work.

I'll be posting all the assignments online in case anyone else finds this type of thing useful, anyone is welcome to join in on as many assignments as they'd like. If you do, send me a note and if there's enough interest I'll start up a Skype group or something where everyone can exchange feedback.

Onward to learning! :D
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Sin-of-August Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Interesting... It being spring break and all, perhaps I can join this merry endeavor?   
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Feel free! The assignments are uploaded for whoever's interested, no deadlines or obligations necessary. :)
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mau Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for sharing this with the rest of us!  You're reasoning is exactly what I needed, as the lack of structure of the paper-white abyss can be daunting...
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure, glad you've found it helpful! The paper-white abyss is pretty terrifying, haha.
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morie91 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
oh thank you for this! i feel overwhelmed whenever i think about all those things i still need to learn, what resulted in postponing the start of learning sessions :c with strict and clear goals i think it should be easier for me. i hope i will be able to exchange feedback with you (you're the artist who i find my art-guru after all (: )
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, the sheer number of topics to learn in art can be pretty overwhelming, breaking it down in to small chunks makes it (hopefully) more manageable. Glad you found this a useful starting point! :D
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IbreeI Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a great idea, i would love to study art more
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Studying art is always good! :D
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Darantha Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Awesome! I don't have a lot of time over, but these sound like some really fun and good studies, so I'll most definately try to rotate these with some other studies I'm participating in. Goodness knows I need it. If you make one, I'd be very much on board with a group, I find it a pretty good motivator to have others to share progress with and exchange feedback. I always stare myself blind on things.
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Right on, feel free to take on any of the assignments that interest you! There's really no restrictions, so feel free to jump in and out as you please. We've also got a skype group going, feel free to send me your skype handle either here or via note and I'll send you a request. :)

Cheers!
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legrosclown Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is really interresting! I do like this idea of creating a class-like structure to get better at something. I think I going to create myself something like this to become a better digital painter or maybe I will just blanty take your assignments.
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, having some structure in your study helps a ton. Feel free to take on any of these assignments if they interest you, they're open game. :)
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JoshCalloway Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds awesome man. I'll see if I can make time to join in. Besides general studies my goal this year is to overhaul my portfolio, but more focused practice is always good :)
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Right on, sounds like a plan. :)
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Xeikkeiu Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh, I might be doing these for fun ^^
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Right on! :D
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JustMick Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
love this man!!
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Huzzah!
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Chuck18mp Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Holy shit, that's the best idea!

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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha, cheers! :)
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civilizedsavagery Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Challenge accepted
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Woot! If you want to get in on the feedback group feel free to message me your skype info. :)
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dcritelli Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great idea. Probably won't have time, but I will try. Either way, I may come back to these assignments at some point. They're all interesting. 
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No worries, if you find yourself with some free time and want to try one feel free to give it a go and share your results if you want! :)
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C-Magic-Mac Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah Andantonius this sound great!

I would like to join you on your assignment.
It would be awesome if that feedback group would come together, cause I miss feedback a lot that can push my skills foreward.
Currently my studies more or less base on selfcritique and it kinda gets me lost. So actually I end up being unsure how to continue to study or what to study at all.
This assigments will give me a clear guide to follow and it would motivate me tremendously if there would be some guys sharing the progess with.

How are you working on those assignments? You do one assignment per day?
Let me know please :)
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet, glad to have ya on board! If you want to send me your skype info I'll get you plugged in and we can get a progress and feedback loop going. Self-crits are definitely tough to do.

And I'm not being too strict with the assignments, I'm going to try and finish each batch of 5 assignments in 1 or 2 weeks, depending on the complexity of the assignment and how much time I get to work on them. It's better to do them slow and well than it is to skip forwards to the next thing, so I figure it'll be pretty freeform.
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Khorin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm doing an assignment over at conceptart.org so I'm saving yours for later! Thanks for sharing.
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Right on right on! :D
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JodeOnslow Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sigh* too bad I already have like a Bajillionzillion things to draw... 
*pfft* what am I saying, now I have a Bajillionzillion and five things to draw. Dancing la 

Thanks for putting this together dude!

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JodeOnslow Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Already have some ideas for the first assignment, awesome  idea btw.

Also 'Trichroma', is that a new nickname or a precursor to a personal project?
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet! Glad to have ya on board. If you have skype feel free to send me your info here or via note or FB, gonna try and get a group rolling so people can post progress and get feedback. :)

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

And Trichroma is probably more of a temp name, I chose it cause the projects have 3 steps and I like color. xP
If this project catches on I'll probably rename it and make something more official out of it. :)
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JodeOnslow Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed I'm on skype like 24/7. My skype name is the same as my deviant id 'jodeonslow'.
Might try my hand at some thumbnails tomorrow... Hmmm, now how should I go about modernising a mullet. :thinking: 
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Nytrinhia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
man, this sounds like a lot of fun and like it would be really helpful.  Unfortunately I don't think I'll have the time to do it between my commissions and other stuff...  but I look forward to seeing how you fare on it.  Good luck!
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No worries, I'm posting up the assignments as free game, so if you find yourself with some extra free time feel free to have at them and share the results if you like. :)
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Darkenmarr Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an awesome idea! I'll try to do it with you. xoxo
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Glad to hear! :D
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