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.
hau-renFeatured By OwnerNov 4, 2012Hobbyist Digital Artist
jesteś niesamowita! ja bym nic nie zmieniała na twoim miejscue no chyba że bardzo chcesz, to może faktycznie rysuj częściej tła. ale to wszystko. reszta jest boska :3 ( i proszę częściej Grimma! <3 :3)
My biggest suggestion to you is to stop eyeballing peoples work, draw more full figures, don't be afraid of backgrounds (only way to learn is to do it and fail a lot at doing it) and learn some fundamentals.
I improved since I wanted to draw more cool stuff and I lacked skills to do it. I keep finding things I want to draw and things to learn so I'll be doing this until I die.
Yeah, I tried to draw from my head but I only reached the sketch step. And yeah, I'm tired sometimes of my work because I'm drawing only the parts of figures (like heads), but when I try to draw some full figures I'm just failing. Your gallery is very impressive, to be honest I don't know anything about digital art but I can see that you have reached the high level. Thank you for your comment.
Everyone is a student. It's also never about tools. It's about what you know in your brain and hands. Which is why I suggested to learn more about the fundamentals. It's very hard to draw from your head if you don't know how it works or how to describe how it works right?
That's true. That's why I'm trying to use some references and make up my own, but I really need a lot of practice. Drawing straight from my head is not really my thing, so I'm learning form other drawings for now.
If you copy someone elses drawings you are copying their simplifications of reality and not really learning how things work. What you see is only the surface, finished polish on the drawing mountain and none of the scary squiggles and years of practice underneath.
It will never be perfect. Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Don't be scared of your own imagination just because you come up with things you don't know how to draw yet. Don't wait! Learn while doing because we are all doing the exact same thing and if we keep waiting we'll never do anything and never really enjoy the craft.
Yeah, that's actually true, because most of my works are just copies of others work and that's really bad thing about my artwork. You're really motivating me. Maybe it's actually the right time for me to draw my own art? That's quite hard subject to think about for me. Since I was a kid I just copied from other drawings and it continues until now. Thank you very much for your opinion. That really matters for me.