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Tom Ren
Favourite genre of music: prog metal, deep house
Favourite style of art: recoco influences, dark, oriental+western character design digital painting
very interesting article I came across here:

As i'm getting into web programming, or learning a new skill as I have done in my past, I wondered how long it will take me to master the skill that I'm trying to learn.
according to the research it is about 10 years over a progressively larger effort put into the practice of the skill. quoting the website: 'The students who would end up as the best in their class began to practise more than everyone else: six hours a week by age nine, eight by age 12, 16 a week by age 14, and up and up, until by the age of 20 they were practising well over 30 hours a week. By the age of 20, the elite performers had all totalled 10,000 hours of practice over the course of their lives. The merely good students had totalled, by contrast, 8,000 hours, and the future music teachers just over 4,000 hours. '

so 10,000 hours is roughly the measurable 'effort' here. though of course the definition of 'mastery' varies from one individual to another, for me this is a good insight into one's journey to mastering a skill.

since i'm not working at the moment, if I could average 10~12 consistent effort per day, I can 'master' Painting, or programming, in 833.33333 days, or, 2.3 years. phew!! 10 years just seems to be a bit too much!!

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YileWang Featured By Owner May 31, 2011   Interface Designer
Hey, love all your work, especially ... all of them!
KildareComics Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Happy Birthday from Kildare Comics!!!! =D
xoruhtra Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you gobs for the :+fav: on Sir Akerfeldt <3

:D Sarah
bananakun Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Heya Tom, It's Dan from work, Nice stuff here man, will check out more when I get back home!
tianyi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Yo. master Dan.
I've actually got KYMG in my friendlist check it out.
BurningCitidal Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
halo tom,its david here~~
exerllent works as usual
tianyi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
upload your architecture stuff here mate.
this is a place for absolutely everybody!
liz1028 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
haha,tom,that's good idea~
liz1028 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
quite nice see all ur great work here~ why can't i see the good and evil goddess drawing? lol
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