It is quite obvious that my activity in Deviantart is not frequent, but that doesn't mean I haven't stopped drawing! If any are you are beginners or would like to find out some tips and tricks to become more talented at any genre of drawing? I believe I can offer you some of my own (NOTE: Only if you are interested in art as a hobbyist):1.
The first "P" is planning
. This is not necessity when it comes to sketches, however planning never hurts! In reality, planning would be a essential skill to learn because this can boost your creativity, yet with a bonus of better managing your daily routine. Second is patience.
In case you haven't noticed, like everything else art is no walk in a park. THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS EITHER.
Art is not a race, therefore to truly improve your skills in art, work at a pace that works for you! The third "p" is practice.
This ties in with patience as well, however I cannot stress enough that you need to keep drawing to get better too! Challenge yourself each time you draw. I would also like to mention that taking some art courses can help (I am taking a couple classes myself).2.
Design? Me, myself and I only:
I've been through this stage before. There will be some artists that we are deeply passionate about and we would DIE to have their skills and designs (HINT, mine are Patrick Brown
. Check them out!). Ok, if you are passionate of someone's design of characters (e.g.. anime) and you wish to use it as your own? That's okay (Be a citizen and credit the artist though)! On the other hand, this may not work for everyone
but this is one way how to develop a unique design: 1. Choose an artist who's design you love the most. 2. Choose a specific detail from the image that you love. 3. Use it on your own drawings. 4. Rinse and repeat.
For example, say I want to create an original version of Nicole Watterson from The Amazing World of Gumball but I cannot think of a style to use on her eyes. I search up an image that has a style of eyes that I like and I simply use that style on my drawing. The significance about this method is that the original design that you wish to call your own will develop from trial and error. If it worked for me, it could do the same for you.3.
As an early artist, I can understand why you would want your art to be perfect. To prove your just as good as the professionals? Popularity? Other reasons? You can achieve this with tips #1 and #2. Please don't be a perfectionist. You should have fun with your drawings! Remember, you get better by learning from your mistakes.4.
Popularity huh? Don't be discouraged!:
If you are an artist who wishes to share art on websites such as Deviantart, DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED if your art does not get many views or likes.
popularity will come at a different rate for each artist. As you get better, you can gain more viewers by participating in events or open commissions, BUT until that day, keep drawing! (I learned the hard way about this, don't fall into my shoes okay?)
Anyone can draw, literally! Although you need to patient in order to improve because there are many ways to achieve a professional/experienced level of an artist. Don't fall for my mistakes!
This is and example of my art today using the 4 tips versus my art in the past without following the tips above. (Exclude the color, focus on designs!)