When I stopped trying to copy others work, and started working on skills on my own rather than imitation.
I would suggest stepping into the world of realism. Draw the people you see around you, your pets, other people's pets, the kids on the playground, the cars on the street, your shoes on the floor. Draw anything and everything. Even if our end goal is some type of stylized style, like anime, start with realism, it is how the artists who produce anime start, and if you really want to master it (or any style) it all starts with realism.
Good for you! Yeah, I started to draw some portraits of famous people but my sketches just don't seem to be finished. I'm always fascinating by realism, because I know how hard it is to reach this realistic effect. Thank you for your comment!
Always try something new, and dont do it just once. Do it repeatedly. With every new project think "this time Id really like to add this new element" whether it be a new background feature, lighting feature, or something else. In the end, you'll move forward piece by piece
Yes, I agree with you. Sometimes I'm thinking about new features to add to my artwork but I'm almost always failing and I'm thinking that it's not the right time for me, but then I realise that without practice I can't learn anything. Everyone are learning from their mistakes, right? By the way, I really like your gallery.
Mmm definitely. I was having this exact same discussion with my art collective the other day. I recently switched to oils from acrylics and have been struggling with certain techniques. Someone suggested I try monochrome underpainting, and made the point if you screw up and its ugly, youd learn and then you start again - in the end itll only benefit you than harm you! And thank you ^^
Well, I never actually tried to do anything to specifically improve it. Rather it just kind of happened at times. I know that taking life drawing, and drawing off of live models helped, and when I started smoking it helped me focus on shapes and forms better too. Besides that it just kind of happened from practice.