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10 Tips to Improve your ArtThis is a short summary of the – in my opinion – most important points I found all over the internet, while studying what it needs to improve your drawing and painting skills. I hope it will be helpful to many aspiring artists!More Like This
1. Learn the basics
Perspective, composition, color theory, anatomy, lighting & shading – this may be boring, but it's very important. You have to understand the basics to have a foundation to build on.
Also start with realism. You can simplify it to comics or Manga once you have mastered the fundamentals.
2. Have the right attitude
Don't rely on talent alone. Expensive equipment or an art school won't automatically make your artworks brilliant. Don't expect anyone to teach you, but study on your own. You have to work hard to become a good artist. Don't give up, if you really want it.
3. Start early and have a plan
Start working on your art
Wooden boy ~Thousand Sweep Wiengenlied~ -Gamzee-"I am sorry That I even exist."More Like This
The boy who believed he was worthless.
the color of his blood was different, from the other trolls.
At and old tree that stands tall in the woods.
he would kneel down their everyday,
and when he did, he would wish and hope, for a single friend.
It was I who wanted to grant,
the wish of that sorrowful boy.
but in my former state, it would have been,
But then one day, she just Appeared,
A sorceress who had heard my plea.
with help from her, I, a spirit,
was reborn as a mortal.
The world outside of my old home, part of me wonders if I'll get used to it.
And I could not understand, why that boy would never stop shedding his tears.
This new world I've come to meet, has a peace so constant it's' becoming old.
It may help if you'd explain, why you are always in such painful state.
Two trolls who are vastly different from each other,
Are finally able to meet face to face.
Let this vow that I've made for him, travel to the very end of time,
even if it
Rise From AshesHello all,More Like This
I'm just finishing up the buffer art for the webcomic which should be launched sometime in August if all goes well. It will be titled Rise From Ashes and the plan is to have it free to read on its own site as well as some extra goodies for subscribers on Patreon. There'll be more info but for now all you need to know is that it features ghosts, necromancy, teenagers and possibly a world war (!).
Hope you like it! And of course, Hollow Fields 4 is still in production. Whew!
Clockwork 7: PancakesHi guys,More Like This
I've been perfecting my pancake mix lately, because strawberries are in season and you know, strawberries and pancakes and nutella and icecream and bewrlkjweaehrwaxnfsmdfawdds...
Oh, and I'm inking Hollow Fields volume 4. I hope everyone loves it when they get to read it, because there's been a big break between volumes (although in the story only a few weeks have passed...).
Also I'm still going on my webcomic, and figuring out a start date for that. I need to get a buffer going before I can launch it, but it's finally looking how I want it too. Yargh! It will be a story for older readers (older than HF, but not mature and gory and sexay). Looking forward to having something I can update and get feedback on regularly, it will be different from doing a volume of HF per year!
Off to make another pancake, rawr!