Happy 12th Anniversary to KH’s release in North America!
➝ And to the greatest gift ever received in video game history.
A rly overdue progress thingy I guess? I get asked a lot ‘how do I improve’ or ‘How do I become as good as you’ and while I think I still have a long way to go as an artist, here’s a little of my experience on the matter.
2008-2009: The improvement was largely due to me figuring out how to use a tablet LOL I HONESTLY DIDN”T DRAW MUCH BC USING a tablet was very frustrating for me and i felt like i drew worst using it
2009-2011: There really isn’t that much progress besides me picking up new coloring/ linearting methods and I learnt to draw faster I GUESS?
2012: I included a pic from the start and the end of the year bc I think this was a year where I improved a lot? I wish I could say I gained some magical insight to drawing but the truth is the only thing i did was I DREW A LOT. The number of drawings/doodles i have from this year is around 1500+ LOL I must have been running on horsepower or something IDEK AND they weren’t even studies or anything just dumb doodles of my OCs and I actually think this was the year I had the most fun drawing
2013: I didn’t have as much time to draw this year but THIS WAS THE YEAR I actually started studying anatomy and stuff. I did color/ composition/ anatomy studies when I could, and a lot of times I FELT LIKE THEY WEREN”T HELPING AND I WAS JUST FLOUNDERING but I guess they did help, at least a little BC I WAS IMPROVING SOMEHOW.
Tbh before 2013 I pretty much got by by just bsing everything but I kinda started understanding how to actually draw things this year by LEARNING FROM REFS AND REAL LIFE
SO YEAH I GUESS what i wanted to say is don’t underestimate the power of doodles and of drawing a lot!!! A LITTLE WORK EACH DAY BUILDS UP TO A THOUSAND DRAWINGS and a thousand drawings build up to you becoming a better artist. BASICS ARE IMPORTANT and even if you feel like you can get by without them, you’ll be surprised how much of a better artist you can be if you try studying them every once in a while!! Improving doesn’t come from reading one good anatomy book, or learning a certain method of coloring, it comes from LOTS AND LOTS OF PRACTICE so don’t be too hard on yourself by expecting a lot of results over a short period of time!
REMEMBER BEHIND EVERY WORK OF ART IS LOTS AND LOTS OF DRAWING AND HARD WORK so u know if you’re not there yet DON’T GIVE UP, it just means you’re on the way! If you stop now you’ll never get there so LET”S WORK HARD TOGETHER YEAH
Quick reminder, that we often try to catch up with some super artist that isn’t even real. You know, that one who can do absolutely anything, learnt it within a week, doesn’t need any sleep and is working on like a hundred successful projects at the same time. We’re being all sad and frustrated because we think we’re no good compared to that one super artist. But then, who is?