Hi,, um. .. Idk how to ask you this but,,,, are you self taught or did you study art or,, how did you became so great like?? I love your art and you're amazing??
Well, I am self taught.
But I have studied art history and I took a lifeart course once. I did go to an illustrator for media class too but that one was mostly “Draw a leaf in detail!” and “draw a person without lifting your pencil from the paper!” which, y’know, doesn’t give you so much artistic knowledge other than “hey you can illustrate things a lot simpler than you thought was necessary” which is a lesson well learned in that profession I suppose.
Other than that though, I’m self taught. I got a lot to learn, really. Art is limitless and you can’t really stop learning from it - which is fantastic! it’s arrogant to think otherwise.
Also, I’m far from great. if I was great at this I’d find myself some self-discipline and make a comic. Now that is greatness! Actually making something out of what you have, that takes true talent. Everything else is just fashionable style. I’m okay at what I do, I guess, but it counts to nothing if I cannot show something at the end of it. some doodles here and there don’t measure up to those artists who strive and commit fully to their characters, stories, their art! to have a product at the end of it. A painting made with hard work full of purpose and reason, to show it off for people to enjoy - to contribute to a culture whatever small or large, online or offline.
As for the how? I’m presuming what you mean is.. uh.. my style? if you can call it that. Honestly just draw draw draw draw draw. And love doing it. that’s the key, I think.. if you don’t draw for yourself, there’s no meaning to drawing at all (at least not for me). I draw for myself, I make for myself, and if others wind up enjoying it too - all the better! I tend to draw a lot of fanart because I love something, so I draw what I love. And then others find it and with cheer lucky happenstance they were loving the thing for the same reasons I did. Like writing a book? Don’t write a book you think others might read, write the book you always wanted to read yourself. Same with art I think? especially fanart. if I want to see a fanart of something I love, I draw it myself. So just draw draw draw for the love of it. I love my OCs, I love my friend’s OCs.. so I draw draw draw draw for the love of it.
So… Thank you! I’m glad something I loved doing wound up being something you liked too.
And honestly I just found the “style” on the way in-between all that? You see things you like, you pick up on it. You figure out why feet look cool in that one cartoon, you start drawing feet that way. And suddenly your own style is just a puzzle of a bunch of others styles. And overtime the edges smoothens and it’s something new and your own. But it takes time, lots of drawings, and even more love for doing it all over and over again.
… Wow I’m so sorry this sounded like such a posh answer D:>
I don’t even think I answered your question and honestly I have no idea how to QwQ;;