Tips and Advice For Artists by WingedObsidian

Here are tips and advice, that will help you as an artist to learn and to improve on your skills.

Will Terrell explains the struggle, when receiving criticism and he also encourages others to keep drawing, through his own experiences. He also made a video on how to draw from a reference, as well as 5 tips to which can be used by traditional and digital artists, and where he showed his old sketchbooks and advised to complete a sketchbook per a month to improve. I do suggest watching his other videos as well, as the information he gives are very useful and inspiring.

Jazza explains on how to draw emotions, by what part of the face that gets effected and what does not, through muscles to bone structure. Example to when we smile, get angry, feel sad, and so on. Another video, is where he explains about how to develop your own art style. He even has video guides to animating and drawing parts of the anatomy.

These videos can apply to either digital or traditional artists, since they work the same way. The only difference between them, is that layers and many tools are used, when it comes to drawing things digitally. Making it easier for artists, if they made an error and not having to draw on the same layer. However, traditionally has it's perks, to which people can produce amazing work, through hours of time. Due to the lack of tools like layers and the undo button, to which an artist has to tread carefully, to make sure that they don't create any mistakes. Plus, someone as a traditional artist, has other range of tools to choose from. To which makes their work more unique, comparing to digitally. The tools range from oil paints to pastel. Of course programs try to recreate the feel from those tools. But, in all honesty, they won't feel the same.

Digital artists only require a graphics tablet and a art program. Of course some artists use a mouse to do their drawings with. Graphic tablets goes down on how much you are willing to pay for one, definitely if you are just starting out. You have brands such as Wacom, Huion, Genius, and many more. The most expensive ones, are technically made for those on a professional level, due to the features the tablet has. Art programs depends what you are looking for, if they are free or something you need to pay for, but usually to what benefits it can give you. You got programs such as Paint.Net, GIMP, Photoshop, Paint Tool SAI, ArtRage, and so on.

I also reblog useful tips, tutorials, advice, and such on Tumblr. By tagging them under "references" and making a link to all those I reblogged on my page. This makes it easier for me to refer back to what I reblogged, as long as it's under that specific tag. Here's a direct link to it.

A good example, is when I reblogged this and needed to refer back to it, to see how that artist did it. This resulted to me making this.

There is so much things out there, to which many provide tips and advice. However, in some cases, it varies on what you are most comfortable with.

Next time, I leave it up to you guys on what you like me to talk about. It could even be on how I colour in Photoshop, how I do my lineart, or anything else.

Tips and Advice For Artists


21 April 2015 at 08:30:26 MDT

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    **Will keep this in my favorites so I can reference back to it for tips.