Hey there people, elves, demigods, witches, wizards, crows, and all! Hope you’re doin’ well. 🌻
Today’s the day, guys. When the best artist in the world gives out all of her art secrets… for free.
Heh. Just kidding. Obviously.
There’s actually quite a, eh-hem, hefty amount to pay. 👀
But since I’m nice, we can talk about that later. For now, bring on the art tips, Ray!
- I’m terrible when it comes to art block. I get all slump-y, I try drawing fancy things, and just make it worse. ✨ Which is how I’ve learnt that instead of trying to draw some really nice full illustration, you should probably just, say, fill up a page with random doodles.
Like I’ve done here (and yes, I have a lil’ bit of art block~ ✌
And yes, I’m writing an art tips post while I have art block. I’m so smart):
I love it when I can give examples.
Especially when it’s my own picture. Or in this case, drawing.
*cough* I need to stop distracting myself. Where was I? Oh yes. Doodles. This page isn’t really much to look at, but it’s helpful when you’re going through art block! ✌
So. *clears throat* Next time you’re art block, try listening to me! And if it doesn’t work… well just don’t sue me and have a nice day~
- Out of inspiration? Look at book covers. Book covers are awesome to draw – especially if it’s a book you love, since it doubles up as fanart. 😌
Buuut even if you don’t like the book, you could take inspiration from the cover. I think the first book cover I’ve even drawn is of Snow Foal:
It’s from quite a while ago, but I’m pretty happy with how it came out. And I’ve done more cover redraws since~ all better than this. Well, mostly better-
IfWhen you feel like you’re not improving, try redrawing your art from a year or two ago. Or even more. The point is, we’re always improving, even if it doesn’t feel like it. And the perfect way to prove that is to redraw your old art. Also, it’s just fun to see how your style has changed, and sort of roast your past self. 🤟
*cough* see, I did it here:
It’s pretty inspiring to see yourself grow.
- Don’t focus so much on finding your art style~ I see so many videos about finding your art style pop up on my recommendations, with a lot of views. 👀 But really.. you’ll find your art style when you draw. You just need to keep drawing what you like to, and eventually, you’ll build an art style anyway. 🤷♀️
Like, I didn’t try to get this style, but I guess this is how I draw people now? 🌝
I hope these tips were.. well, somewhat helpful for you. I’m thinking of making this something I do once in a while, like ‘art tips, watercolour edition,’ or ‘art tips, colour pencil edition.’ But only if you’re interested~ I don’t really care if I do these posts or not. Unlike my rainy day posts. I would do those even if I got all the dislikes in the world.
not that there’s a dislike option anyway
Have a great day! 👋 And lemme know one of your personal favourite art tips – apart from the ones on this list. Farewell!