A few years ago, shortly after reading “Outliers” and hearing about the 10000 hour rule, I started taking art a bit more seriously. I kept track of the hours that I worked just because I thought it might be interesting, and it was a good way of staying motivated. Plus there was the bonus of one day (maybe) seeing what 10,000 hours of work looked like.
Recently there have been a few articles floating around online about a study suggesting that practice is a small part of the puzzle, and that other factors are more important.
That makes sense. To me the “10000 hour rule” always seemed more like a rule of thumb anyway. It would be ridiculous to think that you get to a certain number and qualify as “good”. But it’s a nice round number, and it makes a nice long term goal.
I don’t have a strong opinion about the theory one way or the other, but I just passed 5000 hours. Halfway there :)
sup people, i think i’m starting to recover my passion for painting. So i did a little study /sketch to warm up. I still love doing comics even more, but, i also feel like painting should be my main focus. Its not so bad, its just focusing on something you love just a little less.