I've learned that people can improve drastically over a short period of time. I love it when I can look through someone's gallery and see just how much they've progressed in a couple years. Makes me feel like I can be that good someday
I haven't been around on DA long enough to meet a lot of people, but I do try and learn from what other artist are doing. The main thing I have learned about is composition and actions in pictures. I have noticed since coming to this site that a lot of my compositions of the pieces I work on are very similar, and that I need to mix it up a bit. As for the action in pictures, I guess it ties in to the composition, but its really neat seeing how little interactions between objects in a picture can really change the meaning of a work.
I was looking for info on painting with iPad apps and I found a site with some really great work. I emailed the artist just to say "I really like your work" and she replied with not only a thanks but she also included some tips and a 40 page tutorial that she wrote. Awesome, right?
So yeah I learned a new technique and that sharing is cool, well I knew that already. I'm working through her tutorial and I'm pretty amazed at what I've accomplished so far. Ha, who knew I'd dig painting on my iPad. BTW her site can be found here. [link]
I've tried to learn something from people here for quite some time, but what I've learned was that if you're not already "in" in terms of the contacts and skills it's impossible to learn anything. Thanks for telling me about Raccoon though. It's the only good thing I've gotten from this site.
thank you, I try I heard you're quite the busybody when it comes to artist interaction. Nice to meet you. So what is the biggest change you've undergone, that found it's origin in another artist or his/her work?
Hmm... I'm not sure. Too much to describe I think, considering I've always loved music and played instruments since I was a little kid, plus how much I learnt here on deviantART, which I joined as a teenager
Life's a bitch, so if it's easy, you're doing it wrong. Just because things get tough is no reason to quit. Bullcrap. That's no way to get through a problem.
I learn a lot from *nheira, sometimes he puts small bits of advice in his deviation descriptions. Simple, yet they're very inspirational to me. Expensive tools are not necessary, practice is more important. [link] "Stay true to yourself, always." "if I can not fulfill my dreams, my life is worthless."
Also, my amazing friend ~Dragonclaw545 is an amazing artist, yet she still refuses to relax and keeps improving so that she can achieve her dream. Someday, I hope to be like her, so even as my art is very mediocre now, I will not get discouraged, because it's my dream to be able to create beautiful art, just like my two favourite artists.
I agree - the master is he or she who creates the most awesome things with the most limited tools. or, as we say in dutch, "in de beperking toont zich de meester". German has a similar saying, but it doesn't translate well to English. It means something like "when limited, you can tell who the master is".
pff.. yeah... maybe to dont judge a book by its cover so fast I tend to make my opinion about somebody by looking at their looks and clothes. ( you know me, i do xD ) and on da i could be friends with somebody without knowing what they look like and love them when i find out they dont look like the people i normally like
From this site, I've mostly learned from tutorials that others have created. I was surprised at how many different techniques there can be to create one idea, and what kinds of detail are actually put into something that looks relatively simple.
I've also learned how to look at drawings and take techniques from them, ehehe. Just seeing how other people draw helps me improve my technique as well.
That's great! Trial and error is a very helpful (and arguably the most important) way of learning, when it comes to creating art - but the ability to learn from others is a wonderful plus that may give you many ideas and teach you many things you may never have considered otherwise.
Learned to use some stock resources about this site Made a lot of things a little easier in personal work. I certainly get a lot of inspiration to work on stories and such when I see a lot of other artists making comics and such (Even bought a lot of comics from other artists on this site ).
So much! I rarely drew anything at all back when I was first abused into joining dA by a friend. It was *gabbyd70's work that inspired me to try drawing more. (and the fact that my school messed up my subjects and put me in art class instead of mandarin )
I think people on dA have made me a better person in general, too. I've met so many lovely people and made great friends, learning so much from them. <3 I also think that talking to people of all ages and backgrounds on dA has made me much more mature than I was when I first joined. C:
...and I've developed a useless ability to talk gibberish at stupid hours in the morning. I should log off now. <3
I've had a tablet for years and could never, ever draw with it the way that I drew on paper. I started watching my artist friends work digitally on Livestream a couple of months ago, and something clicked. Now I've been drawing with my tablet more than I draw on paper.
Getting critiques is awesome. Tips and seeing faults in others work and learning from them is helpful. Seeing different cultures and opinions makes the inner eye more open towards beliefs and things. Things can be set in stone and yet remain in mist.