Thank you very much!! :’) I’ve been drawing my whole life, really.
I mean I’m pretty mediocre compared to other artists but I guess I can offer some advice that I’ve picked up!!
- Draw from life! But also learn how to use it to draw from your head. Also draw the things you like! That is very important; otherwise making art could become a chore.
- Draw a lot of bad art and make mistakes. Don’t be afraid of bad art. Everyone makes bad art. Everyone makes art they don’t think is up to snuff, even the masters. Just do it and get all the bad drawings out and learn why they’re bad and how you can fix them.
- Since I don’t go to art school, and it is easy to be swept up in homework, I make a point to draw every single day. Even if it’s just one scribble. This is a personal thing for me though, since if I stop drawing I get out of shape and I find it hard to get back in the flow. Of course, this isn’t for everyone. If art is frustrating you and makes you angry, take a break.
- Practice drawing all the stuff you hate or the stuff you think is hard (advice I need to follow more often, haha) Draw it A LOT. Don’t expect it to be good right off the bat. Kick its butt.
- Find artists and inspiration that excite you! Stay interested. :)
Basically I think that the ‘secret magic formula’ a good chunk of beginners seek out in order to be good is actually just making mistakes and bad art.