www.strangeforeignbeauty.com

anonymous asked:

what do you think is the best way of improving at realism, like your art? any tips will be helpful and sorry if this is annoying and you've been sent the same question 100s of times. Feel free to ignore it if u want :) i love your art so much

Aww, thank you, you’re nice. Ok, tips for realism. There’s basically 2 steps:


1. Use photo references constantly. Ask, what makes photography real-looking? Then, emphasize those elements. 

Some of my personal sources: 

Fashion: 

http://k-worlddd.tumblr.com/

Men:

http://www.strangeforeignbeauty.com/

General composition:

http://blog.derekwoodphotography.com/

http://filmgrab.tumblr.com/

http://timelightbox.tumblr.com/

Dark/Gothic themes:

http://puruluu.tumblr.com/

http://tifakoro.tumblr.com/


2. Practice some of the time w/ references; some without: an artist needs to know how to rely on their own skills and creativity to achieve BADASS compositions and effects and characters; photography - as a capture of reality - has limits.

Hope that helps! And it goes without saying: keep practicing ;)