Hey Pandas, Can You Please Give Me Some Beginner Artist Tips? (Closed)
I’m not a really good artist, but I try to be. Could you please give me some tips on it? Preferably ones that don’t need a drawing tablet.
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Eyes are halfway down the face.
For first time oil painters:
PRIME your canvas.
You can reuse your paint thinner many, many times. Be careful with it. Be careful of the fumes. Just because it says "low fumes" doesn't mean there's no toxic fumes evaporating into the air. Ventilate your painting space very well. Open a window. Turn on the exhaust fan.
NEVER dump your mineral spirits/paint thinners down the drain. It's illegal in many parts of the world and terrible for the environment.
Salt and rice grains on wet page can make awesome patterns during watercolor painting.
And before highlighting in dark colors, make sure the initial lighter layers are dried for avoiding patches on paper (for watercolors :D)
I love that watercolour effect! We did that and ones with salt and other things when I was in Primary school and it has always stuck with me.
For pencil drawings, don't press to hard! Especially if your drawing a face! You'll get a cartoony effect, which is great if your not trying for realism. What kind of art are you aiming at?
honestly, kind of anime but i’m trying to do realism
My favorite thing to do draw is people, aaaand I’m not that good at other art, so for drawing ppl, sketch out lines for the body, then draw around. Erase them after. And always use a pencil, if you make a mistake. I suggest using a kneaded eraser, u can bend it to erase the smallest places! Hope this helps!
Finger smudging on shading. Draw deep into the corner and over do it. Then take the tip or your finger and shade it out. Works well with charcoal and pencil drawings. Never be scared of it. You can clean it up later with an eraser. If you get good at it you can do it with paints and colored pencil.
Start with basic shapes, like squares, triangles, trapezoids, rectangles, etc. Draw them lightly, then you can fill in details better.
yes this is what i do when i draw pokemon. its turned out to be pretty helpful and thats the way i do my drawings. basic shapes, silhouette, actual drawing of the pokemon with no color, colored picture of the pokemon, shading, adjust as necessary. it works very well as you can see by the draw of chespin i did a few days ago 2023_05_17...78-png.jpg
i love making cherry blossoms for the petals i recommend the most common it is a q tip with pink pain on it. and dab it on your paper.
* in that woman’s ad voice* pink pain. so girls can hurt too. ever wanted to feel the pain men do, but never could? well now, feel free to hurt and bleed with the all new Pink pain. (sorry just saw the typo and thought this was funny)
The scariest object is the blank canvas. (Or page in my case.) Just create to create. Have fun don't worry about the particulars.
I’ve gotten really good at drawing pictures using YouTube tutorials. They can be fun, and can teach you things you didn’t know before. Overall, they’ve helped me become a better artist
Don’t draw what you think you see draw what you see
I'm no actual artist but my biggest suggestions would be proportions. Look at references to get them right and my piece of advice is that you, the artist, will always be your biggest critiquer. You will always see more wrong with your art than others. Good luck with art :)
Watch a lot of videos on anatomy for animals, people, whatever. It really improves your skill and makes your art look slightly more realistic. I hope this helps! ^^
TRY EVERYTHING! Pencil, pen, watercolor, oils, paper, canvas, walls, floors, curtains, clothing -- draw on sidewalks with chalk, push wet rice around on a plate. Sit in front of a mirror and recreate your own image in soap or markers. LOOK at the entire world. Study that which interests you. There is art in yarn, tea leaves, birds on telephone lines. Learn the history of paper making, paint formulas, light and shadow, lenses and photography. Art is EVERYTHING -- the chair you sit on, the food you eat, everything on this planet. Civilization was created by artists! Clothing, roads, buildings, images on rocks. Art is life! Talk about it, share it, teach it. Art is just waiting for you!
thanks everyone! this was really useful
thanks everyone! this was really useful