hi Faebelina! I want to ask how does one get better at drawing? ;_; i know you may say 'practice' but I dont know what to practice. any tips? btw huge fan of your overwatch art! <3
(Everything I’m about to say is personal opinion and the particular way I have been tackling learning.)
1.So in the beginning, it’s much more important that you are drawing often rather than drawing “correctly”. Your muscles need to adapt to certain movements. You will see a lot of improvement just by doing.
2.Once you’ve done that for a while you’ll naturally notice areas you need to work on. For example, you might not be great at faces. So you study faces– drawing from reference. As you draw, study why the features of the face sit the way they do. But most importantly, draw iterations. Instead of focusing hours on one good face, spend that time making iterations of several types of faces.This video can explain more about why that is beneficial and how to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0ufz75UvHs
3.If you’re noticing your drawings look stiff, work on gestures. These are quick (30sec-2min) doodles that push you to understand the point of a pose or movement rather than focusing on the edges. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j39NqwL7s4
4.When you get around to coloring and you feel frustrated you can study color theory. Some people just naturally have a feel for good colors and others need to work a bit more, so whichever you are is okay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kQllLy_X4I
5.I don’t recommend doing a lot of finished pieces early on. I think it’s great to push yourself to the extent of your knowledge but I also think your time is better spent on fundamentals rather than polishing. This is something I wish I could do over.
Lastly I will leave you with some of my favorite resources for learning:
Hopefully this helps you get started! It’s a really exciting journey to be on, I wish you lots of luck :)