Posts tagged tips
Posts tagged tips
SERIOUSLY FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE ARTIST, KEEP THIS IN MIND, AND PROTECT YOUR ARTWORK FROM THEFT
1; Always put a spare paper under your hand. If you don’t, shit will smear.
2; Always swallow all the spit in your mouth before blowing eraser shavings away, lest your spit get on the drawing and cause the piece to smear or have weird dark spots on it.
3; If you must wipe eraser shavings away, USE THE BACK OF YOUR HAND. THE GREASE FROM YOUR PALM WILL GET ON YOUR ART. SHIT WILL SMEAR.
The very first time you try out Cartoon: It will look like shit
The very first time you try out Anime: It will look like shit
The very first time you try out Realism: It will ALSO look like shit
If you practice a lot on Cartoon: It will improve
If you practice a lot on Anime: It will ALSO improve
If you practice a lot on Realism: It will improve
After years of drawing Cartoon: It will look great
After years of drawing Anime: It will look great
After years of drawing Realism: It will look great
“But if you start with realism, your anime/cartoon style will look better.”
I’ve seen a lot of GOOD realism artist that actually SUCK at drawing in anime or cartoonish style. You will not instantly be able to draw in anime just because you can draw a realistic face. In order to master a style, you need to practice it. Then you have to practice mixing different styles as well.
Draw in whatever style you want. But don’t blame on the “genre of style” just because you cannot instantly draw in a different style at first attempt.
sometimes your 13-year old self teach you things. good things.
Write out a business plan that include small goals for you to acheive throughout your art career. For example, some of mine are getting an artist alley table at Anime Expo, making cell phone charms and creating a tutorial book. Small goals will help you stay on track and keep your art career moving.
because we all could use a happy little encouragement every now and then.
Make the focal point in your picture the lightest area, use dark colors everywhere else, this will draw attention to the focal point and enhance it.
advice for artists
(quote found via:toddahh)