just something to share on improvement i had on my drawing. i've been drawing since 1995, sorry i just start to scan my art around year 2002-2003, not much though, and many of them is already lost.
i've been drawing for more than 2 decades, pretty envious of the youngsters nowadays who improve their art super fast. i'm pretty slow on improvement honestly, took me more than 20 years to get this far
and i'd say, don't be shy to copy the art at the start. some artist say that copying is bad, but copy is the most basic way to start learning. even baby copy what the guardian do to learn something.
i'm not a pro artist, just a veteran artist who's still learning from many people. its quite sad when to see people bashing others for copying, it makes the motivation to draw drops and some people would even give up trying. well if they give up, i guess that's all their love for arts, can't be helped too.
well yeah, its sometimes bad if they claim themselves a pro when they copy, let's have a great laugh of pity when that happen then.
⬅️Swipe for comparison!⬅️
👉Super long art blabber warning!👈
I was working on another slightly more complex than usual (for me lol) painting when I hit an inspiration snag. So I pulled up an old piece to paintover (again). While doing this I realized why I enjoy these so much.
-It makes me analyze what I did the first time and really think about why I did it. Why that texture? Why that composition? Why that expression? Why a bland and uninteresting color scheme?
-It gauges my ability to problem solve. Digitalart is awesome because it’s more forgiving with mistakes, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. In the old painting the bg & character blend. I’m painting on one layer and can’t easily change it with color adjustments. Now I have to figure out how to fix it. It makes me think and experiment.
-It makes me aware of where I’m at skill-wise. I saw an artist recently do a redraw, and there wasn’t that strong of a difference between their two pieces. But then I realized that it has to do with skill. They are much more skilled and learned than I, and as a result my paintovers/redraws are more drastic by comparison because I have so much more to learn. I’m still a baby artist, essentially. It was a humbling and interesting thing to realize.
Blabber aside, this was a lot of fun and I learned a whole lot both artistically and mentally. :)💕 (This is my oc Blaze btw. xD;)
Improvement meme I forgot to post here lol. I think I mostly got better bc I understand clip studio better+I became more patient with doing art (emphasis on MORE patient...I’m still pretty fussy about taking a lot of time on art lol). #artimprovement#artimprovementmeme
Hoppin aboard this bandwagon. I’ve been feelin down about my art but I’m till gettin the hang of the art program I use, it’s all trial and error before something good happens CX
whoops i stole this idea from @_mn.doodlez ive improved so much. I used to put ugly filters over my drawings but here are the originals that are filter free
I'm too obssesed with Yohane she's my emo gf
Stolen from @naomi.rose.art ❤️ About a year ago was the first time I posted on this account and I’m actually proud of the improvement. In the first picture I was using references, starting a bit shaky and not really sure what “my style” looked like. It might look like there has been no improvement but it took me hours to draw this simple thing while basically copying 💀. The six month is one of my favorite works of all time, again with a reference, but less so. Three months ago took my half the time as the first one, and considering how large of a piece it is that’s saying something. The one from now I sketched in maybe 20 minutes, no reference. All “my style”. I’m proud.
I picked up watercolour exactly an year ago.
I always hated painting because i couldn't control my colours and looking back it was probably because it seemed so difficult to master. Nonetheless i really liked the softness of texture, watercolours gave and decided to give it a try. It's been a year and it's probably my favourite medium ever now. It's almost therapeutic in the way it puts me at ease. It gives a certain airyness, a certain freedom that expresses moods so well.
Or maybe that's the way it is with all arts and I've only just started to experience the magic with mine.
I'm here to stay and see what more i can learn and where else i can go with it. See if i can follow through in the steps of some of my inspirations. Watercolour artists here on instagram like @nikolas_tower, @sarucatepes and @kelogsloops have been immensely inspiring throughout the process and after years i think I'm finally looking at a personal style that i like.