a-cat-and-a-world  asked:

Sorry asking you serious stuff out of the blue, but, I'm also an animation student, and sice I started searching for others students on tumblr I realized that my drawings are really worse than theirs. I know that comparing is not good, and the aswer is always effort. But I'm worried that even with all the hardwork, I'll end college in a bad level at arts (since I prefer 2d animation, thats bad). So I wanna aks you any tips you could give? How do you manage to keep training? What do you do? (>_<)


When i started studying Art for real i too compared myself to all the other students and professionnal and i reallized i wasn’t good at all, contrary to what i thought. It’s a big shock and it makes questioning yourself.

But you have to know your learning is not over yet and you’ll definitly see major improvements.

I saw this graph i find very true :

basically your technical abillities come in period, it’s not linear and there’s time you’ll think you don’t progress. But if you work regularly, there’s no way you won’t progress. Draw everyday, even if it’s for 20 mn and you end up with an ugly sketch.

Everyone is different when it comes to motivation. The easiest way, i guess, is homework : you can’t escape the work you have to return to your teatcher :)

Otherwise, there’s no miracle, practicing academic drawing (portraits, studies, copy) is what makes you improve your skills. Don’t underestimate references, there’s no way you can improve in anatomy for exemple by drawing characters from imagination.  It can be unpleasant but you have to do it many many times : if you choose to focus on portrait, you have to make dozen of them. Don’t hesitate to start again a drawing you think is not good, it’s sometimes better to make a clean sweep.

What I do : doing live drawing whenever i can, sometimes i sketch people i see on TV. Don’t press the pause button, if people turn their heads or disappear from the screen you’ll just have a shapeless scribble but it’s ok.

What i find pretty motivating is create a little story to illustrate : create characters and their environnement, you have to make charadesign, costume, props, landscape, the whole world around them.

I hope it can help ! And good luck :)



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