The Top 4 Ways to Improve Your Art
One of the most important aspects of any creative endeavor is how you define your success. What does success look like to you? Is it about how many awards you’ve won, or how much money you’ve made, or how many social media followers you have? If you never got any of these things, would you still create art?
There is no one answer to this question that will be perfect for everybody. However, there are some general guidelines that can help you establish and maintain a healthy relationship with your art.
Create for Yourself
Break Complex Forms Down into Simple Shapes
Give Yourself Time To Grow
But what if you’re not enjoying what you’re doing? If this is the case, then it might be time to take a break from your art and do something else that interests you.
If People Knew How Hard I Worked To Get My Mastery, It Wouldn't Seem So Wonderful At All. - Michelangelo
#1 - Practice Drawing Everyday
Drawing every day speeds up your hand to mind connection and allows you to draw more quickly. Your strokes will become more fluid and your personal style will start to emerge over time. Often the best way to get better at something is by practicing it more and more. One of my mentors told me. To get really good you need to live it, draw everyday and as offend as you can. Use every spare moment you get to draw.
#2 - Practice with Perspective Lines
Perspective lines are one of the most important tools in drawing. They help to create depth and a sense of scale. A perspective line is used to represent an object that is at an angle to the viewer. The lines are drawn converging on a single point called the vanishing point or horizon line. Perspective lines can be drawn in any number of ways, but generally speaking, they should be drawn so that they seem parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground plane.
#3 - How Can I Get Better At Drawing
It is important to start with the basics and try to get better at drawing with time. I will provide you with some tips on how you can get better at drawing.
The first tip is to draw something everyday. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, just draw what you see or what you think of in your head. The more you do this, the easier it will be for your brain to remember and reproduce what you are seeing or thinking about when it comes time to draw again.
The second tip is not only to sketch out your drawings, but also color them in too. This will help develop a sense of color and shading that can help a lot when trying to create more realistic drawings later on down the line.
The third tip, again give yourself time to grow. Your going to draw and paint a lot of unsatisfactory pieces. You will get better, if you keep going.
# 4 - Keep Learning and Growing as an Artist
One of the most important things in the world of art is to never stop learning and growing. The more you learn about your craft, the more opportunities you will have to grow and excel in it. Learning new techniques will help you to create more varied work and make your work better overall.
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou
Bonus Tip - Practice Drawing With Your Opposite Hand
If you are a right-handed person, try drawing with your left hand. If you are a left-handed person, try drawing with your right hand. Draw something as simple as a circle or as complicated as an animal or cityscape. The purpose of this exercise is to help you understand the difficulties that people who have never drawn before have to go through when they try to draw something.
Art Is Never Finished, Only Abandoned - Leonardo de Vinci
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