hey holly, i love your art! question: i want a more realistic art style, and i've been practicing drawing faces/bodies from life with little to no success. would you suggest to continue drawing from life until i eventually get better, or try a different method?
I’ve always found it weird when people call a style realistic. There isnt a style to life, thats just how life looks, so when you say “realistic style” I’m assuming you mean Semi-realism not realism.
So if that’s the case then I suggest looking into different proportions. Having proper anatomy is always good, however proportion is what can change a realistic body into an idealized one, and it can have its own style while being very realistic.
Michelangelo is always brought up when people talk about realism but he did not paint things “how they are” he painted things “how it should be” even he used idealized proportions to create more dynamism.