Nov. 25, 2016
My last post, How To Become A Better Writer, is kind of similar to this, in the sense that I will be giving tips and tricks on how to become a better *insert activity/hobby here*. I liked that idea, and I decided to apply it to this post, where I will show you how to become a better artist. If you have any other ideas for a post in this format, be sure to comment it down below this post.
- Draw or paint constantly. It helps, I swear. I love art, but when I fail to practice, I find that my skills become rusty. Just bring a notebook and pencil with you wherever you go, and draw when you can.
- Save money. I have a few earlier posts about this, and you can click the links here and here. You can use this money to invest in better supplies for your art, like paper, paints, or even a tablet if you like graphic design.
- Sketch before you start. Whether you are working on a big project or a simple drawing, it is always a good idea to sketch. You get the ideas down without them being set in stone, and you can change the whole thing if you want without getting a new piece of paper.
- Develop your style. Try not to copy someone else’s work or style. You want to have your own, unique type of art, unlike anyone else’s. It will stand out more that way!
- Try out new techniques. Trying new things always gives you a better insight on anything, and with art, you may even learn a thing or two.
- Make sure that you ware using the right brushes for the job. This one goes without explanation, so just do some research before you buy new brushes.
- Use a reference image. When drawing real-life objects, you really need a reference to look at so that you draw the items correctly.
- Be persistent. Don’t stop making art if you feel dissatisfied. To keep trying is the only way you could possibly get better.
- Love your work. If you don’t like what you are painting or drawing, change it. If you don’t like drawing with charcoal, then don’t do it. If you feel pressured into doing something you don’t love when you are making art, change it.
- Learn every single rule in art, and find a way to break all of them. Don’t break any laws, this is more metaphorical. Like color theory, for example. Mix colors that don’t usually go together.
I hope that this post helps you out, and make sure to comment any other ideas for posts in this format.