Any advice for a late teen who just started to draw and want to be an artist but doesn't know what to do and is not confident about whether or not it's a good idea or just something better not to try
Hi! First off, there’s no age limit where you’re too old to start anything. It’s rather good to challenge yourself from time to time to try something new! Otherwise we could hardly develop and gain experience. I’d suggest to start with small things, get some basic equipment like a sketchbook and pencil or whatever you want to try.
Then just start! Drawing after real life objects for example is helpful to capture different shapes. But it’s not important to draw it 1 to 1 exactly like the object, but rather only what you feel is important enough to transfer into your drawing. E.g. when you draw a flower, it’s not 100% important to draw every single vain or every flower petal, but just the general shape and shadows. (In my opinion anyways^^)
Once you get more confident with your lines, you can try more complicated objects and even whole settings. And always remember to be patient with yourself! Drawing takes time and effort. But it’s always worth it :) good luck 🍀