What do you do to make your art not boring? Some advise to tell stories or to just draw what you like, but I'm not sure what I like to begin with. I feel like what I draw may look correct technically, but it lacks personality (or something like that). Tips?
I felt that way about my work for a long time, too. I got really gungho about ‘learning the rules first’ before breaking them – but I took it a little far in school. I realized I had a bunch of technical skill but no voice. What helped me to develop it, albeit a little late, was to look back on all the media and art that inspired me – the works that really left an impression on me and kind of reminded me of why I wanted to become an artist.
I took it from there and kind of developed a style that tried to, at first, emulate all that – and eventually it kind of grew into its own thing.
Hope that helps!