By far the most common concern I see people on DA mention is, "I wish I had my own style / How can I get my own style?" Hardly a week goes by when I don't see different people saying this. Because of this, I decided to write this article with some tips people may find useful, when searching for a style to call their own. This is what I did, ten years ago, when I was trying to find my own manga style; and I've mentioned this method to some other people and they found it informative and useful as well, so I'm sharing it with you all.
The first part of this article will talk about what is included in what we call "style" (did you know personal
Keep your chin up. You guys are all fantastic artists of all skill levels. No matter where you are right now with art, you will always continue to improve. Even when you cannot see it, others will. Love your art with all your heart.
When you are feeling down about your artistic skill do something that makes you smile, whether it be creating art for other people or throwing paint onto a blank canvas. Whatever it may be go for it.
I wish everyone the best in their journey through life. Not just in your careers but in everything you do. I hope you all continue to chase your dreams and gather courage to make them reality.
Continue to dream,
This month's article is a two-parter; one with basic presentation tips for different media, and one with more advanced suggestions for photographing traditional art. For the more advanced article, see here: Tips for Photographing Traditional Artwork
This part s super basic and requires no skill whatsoever, but for people who do this, it REALLY helps your art look better, when displaying online, and minimizes rejections from Groups.
I. ALL MEDIA - MAKE YOUR OWN WATERMARK OR SIGNATURE
Identifying your work is important, but the DA watermark (although it is a nice service to have) is not the best way to go about it. Even though it is easy to
For people who are new at art, or new at a different medium.
Keeping what I call "the three Ps" in mind will help you power through and not quit before you've reached your goal.
I. - PRACTICE
It sounds cliché, but practicing is necessary; not just for art, but for everything. Much like athletes spend years in the youth levels, learning the skills, before they can become professionals... and then even when they're pros, they go to training every day, to hone their skills. Just like they do, so, too, must an artist practice.
Practice can be anything. It doesn't mean you must shade so many spheres before you can-- no! You can shake it up!
Disclaimer: this is not from a esoteric point of view, I have been afflicted by this before.
This journal is going to be focused primarily on addiction to "likes", "faves", "followers", etc. It is going to be primarily from my experience with social media and analyzing it (I like breaking things down logically XD). This will be targeted to artists, but can be applied to everyone else (I guess?). Social media has grown exponentially in the past years. With outlets, such as Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc. As artists, we may feel the need to share our creative work with the world (it does feel more complete after, as art is a form o