Any advice for someone wanting to learn how to draw?
♦Art is meant to be fun and an exciting way to express yourself and your imagination. Remember that.
♦Keep all your drawings, no matter how bad they look. One day you will find it and see how much you’ve improved (and laugh at past you b/c why did u draw furries Chantel WHY)
♦Every artist you look up to and admire will have worked and drawn for years. If you want to achieve that level of skill, you will work for years too.
♦With that said. Don’t give up. The effort is worth the reward in the end.
♦START. SMALL. AND. EASY. If you’re new to art. Don’t try and paint landscapes like Ruisdale or clothing like Leyendecker, you’ll only end up disappointing yourself (even I can’t draw at their level but I keep trying). Baby steps ok, you’ll get there one day.
♦If you don’t know how to draw something. Look up a tutorial, there are so many.
♦Take breaks. For as long as you need. Get up and walk around, get that blood pumping again. Go pee, you’ve been holding it in I KNOW go pee.
♦Interesting tip: when you take a 10 minute break and look back at your art, you will notice a surprising amount of mistakes. Either something is out of place, too big/small/wonky etc. Letting your eyes refresh and reload will actually help u spot mistakes you didn’t notice before.
♦It’s ok to be uninspired, or to feel too lazy to draw/finish a drawing. You do not need to feel obliged to finish everything you start. Sometimes sketches will look better than the finished product.
♦We all started bad. But it’s the ones who keep pushing themselves who become other people’s artistic inspirations.
♦FRUSTRATION IS INEVITABLE. But instead of letting that make you want to quit art forever, direct that anger to your desire to work harder and improve.
♦More experienced artists are always happy to show/make tutorials on how they work, but don’t feel offended if they don’t answer, tutorials are sometimes quite lengthy and tedious to make.
You smiled up at Jihoon as he walked into the kitchen, yawning. You poured him a cup of coffee, adding in two sugars and one spoon of creamer, just as he likes it. He was rubbing his eyes, a lazy smile gracing his lips.