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How to become a better artist (Kind of tutorial)

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 22, 2013, 4:30 AM


Hello there, my friends!:3

I wanted to write this, because I felt like doing it. A lot of people seem to see me as their idol (after what they
told to me) and asked me how I became this 'good'. (I don't consider myself as good though.xD)
A lot of people say I got a lot of talent, but it isn't the talent what makes someone good in drawing or good
in singing. The talent is only a little percent, but the most important part in becoming better is practice.
Everybody can be good, if they draw, write or sing a lot. Hell, even I could be good at maths if I only would
study more!

This isn't going to be a tutorial how you sing better, how you can draw better or what makes your art looks better.
So what could this be about? Even if I'm still practicing I already noticed how you can become a better artist.
So I will share my thoughts with you.
Art is about feelings. A lot of people put their feelings in their art, and this gives the art it's soul.
Of course, if you draw something, it will a look a lot of better, if you know anatomy and perspective. (I practice
anatomy at the moment.) But another important part of art is, that you put your whole heart into it.

1.) You have to like yourself.
I know it's not that easy, especially if you are a more depressed person, like I am. But you have to
like yourself, in some kind of degree. If you like yourself, it will be a lot of easier, to do the things you like
because you won't think "Ugh, why I'm even doing this? This sounds/looks horrible!".
2.) This brings me to my next point, you have to learn to like the things you are doing.
You have to find a point where you will be able to say "I like the way I draw/sing, but I know there are still
things I can become better at. I still need practice." This means, you like it, but you don't go around "Omg, I'm
the best artist evaaaa!", you have to like it, but not hate or overly love it. You have to find a balance from both.
If you manage this, you will be able to see mistakes of your art easier and know how to improve.
3.)You should only draw, if you feel like doing it.
This is very difficult, I know. I'm always rushing myself, that I HAVE to draw, even if I don't feel like it
at the moment. But really, you should only draw if you want to. If you still draw, your art will look not as
it good as it could, because you actually don't want to do it right now. You will just see it. Oh, and if you draw everytime
drawing will become easier boring to you. Take all the time you need, don't rush yourself and sometimes take
a break. You will feel a lot of better after this.
4.) You have to learn to accept critque
When I was young I always was very sad or mad, when someone said something of my drawing just doesn't look
right, but now I learned it's important to take critique. God, it even helps a lot to accept them! You will be able to improve
a lot, if you know what isn't right. I used to draw giraffe necks, but after my boyfriend told me about it, I changed it
and now I'm very grateful for that! (Thank you, Tora.:heart:) Also, if you learn to accept critique a lot of more people
will find you more mature and sympathic. It's important to accept mistakes. Nobody is perfect.
5.) Don't be jealous if you see people who can draw/sing better than you.
There will be always people who will be better than you at something. My mother told me this once.
And it's true. This people probably weren't born with their 'talent', they practiced a lot for it.
If someone can draw better than you, don't be jealous, be respectful! This person could be your inspiration.
You don't have to feel sad and say "I wish I would have your talent!" by saying this nothing will change.
If you won't do any, any will change. You have to do something to reach your goals. I know it's hard, but even
this wonderful people were long ago people, who couldn't draw less than stickmans.


So that was my little tutorial. :iconuhuhuhuplz:
I hope it helped some of you.

Oh, and don't forget the most important part:
Don't give up! Everybody can be a good artist, if they just try hard enough!

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:iconyosihenka:
yosihenka Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey,only premium members have crtique. You should type "comments" instead of "crtique"
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Luumies Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
You can give critique without using the critique feature.
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yosihenka Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like commenting like a crtique? Len avatar ITALIAAA. 
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Luumies Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Indeed. c:
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yosihenka Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok
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yosihenka Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Minto,Minto,help me!! I think I am the worst amine artist in dA because everyone and me,myself hates my drawing and how hard I try to improve,I still cannot catch up with others!! The worst part is, more and more artist are way better than me!! I am afraid that I should quit amine and start simple cartoon!! Do you think my art is good,bad or average? I need more support!!
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yosihenka Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have actually tried hard to aim for nice drawings
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YokoHoshiTsukiko Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Omg! You actually helped me with the last part! The truth is, I was jealous of one of the artist and when I look at my drawings(well before I was busy) I felt like it wasn't good as her arts. But now that I read the last part, I felt like she would be my inspirational! I guess I got jealous because of the coloring but maybe if I practice a lot with drawing(I'm still learning! QAQ) I might be better than her or we might be the same! ^^
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Luumies Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Yep, you are right.;w; Good luck with it!
And I'm glad I helped.:3
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YokoHoshiTsukiko Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Thank you! ^^
Yeah thank you again! X3
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