Hey there! I've been a fan of your work for the longest time and it never fails to amaze me! I've been trying to get into drawing my own stuff and I was wondering if you can give me any tips/pointers on how to better myself and develop my own style? Thanks so much!💓
Aw thank you so much! You’re so sweet 💛
I’m still learning and developing my ArtiNg too, so I’m not too reliable as a source haha- but that being said I have picked up on one or two things.
1 draw what you see! Don’t draw a face while referencing other art exclusively. Sit down, look at something and try to break it down to shapes and lines by yourself.
2 keep drawing! The more you draw the more refined your style gets. Your style isn’t something you get to chose, it’s something you develop and find. So you already have one, you’ve just got to work at it!
3 this one might be a turn off, but practice drawing realistically as often as you can. When you understand how things work naturally you can simplify or exaggerate them in any way!
4 don’t compare your stuff to or base it off other artists. We are all at different points on the same path. This always use to discourage me when I would see the art of someone who had years of practice and experience on me. Draw what you wanna draw when you want to draw it and you’ll get better!
5 mix it up, don’t draw the same thing all the time. If you only draw people, go for an animal! Or if you only draw 3/4th view of a head facing left, try to go for a full body or profile. Dabble in different mediums and styles too! You only draw anime? Try realistic! You’d be surprised at how quickly you advance but changing up your subject matter.
Okay those are some of the things I’ve picked up on or learned. They’ve helped me out so far haha.
But above all else draw as often as you can! *cliche voice* practice makes perfect!
Hope this helps ✌️️✌️️
(Also you’re only going to get better- so look back on old drawings to see your improvement! This gives you crazy motivation and hope haha)