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"How Many Hours a Day do you Draw?", 15th Aug 2017, 9:56 PM #1
Mystic-Snail

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Just interested. I noticed when I was working on a comic for a deviant art group, that I was drawing about 3-7 hours a day. But now that I'm spring cleaning its been a measly 1 hour :P

How many hours do you typicly spend drawing a day?
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15th Aug 2017, 10:52 PM #2
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Two to four, seven days a week unless I'm on travel.

It's like a part time job in my evenings.
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15th Aug 2017, 10:58 PM #3
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It varies really. I usually try to do a bit each day so I can finish on schedule.
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15th Aug 2017, 10:59 PM #4
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I'd say on average now, about 3 to four hours a day. It'll be less in the coming months. What I really need to be doing is putting aside some time for sketching along with working on the comic.
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15th Aug 2017, 11:02 PM #5
harajuku_Smittle_
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regularly 4 hours?
on weekends its like 5-8 hours and on the holidays I'd draw the whole day if i have to :,))
15th Aug 2017, 11:54 PM #6
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Unless I'm at work, asleep or just writing (or procrastinating...) Then all of them. I can't bear to just sit and watch tv for any length of time, I have to do something productive too.
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16th Aug 2017, 12:05 AM #7
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I draw about 4.5 hours a week for class and leisurely another 1 1/2 hours per day discounting weekends because that's inconsistent
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16th Aug 2017, 12:07 AM #8
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not enough
16th Aug 2017, 7:26 AM #9
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Sometimes zero, sometimes ten, often somewhere in the middle. It depends when I can fit it in.
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16th Aug 2017, 8:19 AM #10
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taikina:not enough


Ditto.
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16th Aug 2017, 9:09 AM #11
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I wish I could put as much time into drawing that I did before I had kids. Right now they are on summer holiday so I just try to draw something every day, usually about an hour. When they go back to school I will have 4-6 hours to myself to work on stuff.
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16th Aug 2017, 10:35 AM #12
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Chippewa Ghost:Two to four, seven days a week unless I'm on travel.

It's like a part time job in my evenings.


Same here, though occasionally longer if the comic is more detailed or has more backgrounds.
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16th Aug 2017, 1:40 PM #13
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8-13 hours a day. 6-7 days a week, depends on my schedule and if I can afford a day off.
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16th Aug 2017, 6:01 PM #14
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So are people saying an hour per month isn't enough??
16th Aug 2017, 6:35 PM #15
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On a workday I can only really fit one hour in late night. On a day off, I'm there all day unless I've got something to do. Effective practice and honing in on what I want to improve are the things that make those short stints worthwhile, else I'd be screwed
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16th Aug 2017, 9:24 PM #16
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Right now I don't have a "current" comic (watch this space early 2018...) so I've been taking things more relaxed, getting a couple of hours work done most evenings and Sunday afternoons but not always, and worked on collecting ideas and experiencing the world.

This probably just sounds like an excuse (...it might be) but I think there's something to be said for making time once in a while for reading other people's work, visiting museums/art galleries/historic buildings/conventions/whatever inspires you to take notes, and replenishing those creative batteries. Like a kind of artist's sabbatical.

So long as you can get back to work again afterwards ;D
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16th Aug 2017, 10:15 PM #17
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toherrys:8-13 hours a day. 6-7 days a week, depends on my schedule and if I can afford a day off.


Ditto!
10 to 15 hours, rarely days off.
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17th Aug 2017, 12:02 AM #18
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I only draw when I put time aside to make a new page.

I've been trying to break that habit by carrying a small sketchbook with me so I can sketch in my free time, but that's as far as it goes.

Props to all you guys out there who have the discipline (or you just plain enjoy it enough) to draw for hours at a time everyday.
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17th Aug 2017, 2:20 PM #19
mg78

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im a lot lazy. i can do everything execpt drawing, for weeks. but when i do... maybe i draw for 2h.
time ago it wasnt by this way. i was drawing without any stop in any moment XD ...so much... that still now i ve got the callus on middlefinger (where the pen press the skin/finger) back in time, that callus was quite huge and hard. now its smaller XD
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1st Sep 2017, 10:14 PM #20
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I don't draw every day so I think I average about 1 hour (though it's more during the holidays), but I want to draw more. I'm honestly amazed people manage to get up to 7 hours in a single day. I don't even think I have 7 hours of free time on a regular day, even when counting random doodles.
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