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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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:iconluumies:
Luumies Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
You can give critique without using the critique feature.
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:iconyosihenka:
yosihenka Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like commenting like a crtique? Len avatar ITALIAAA. 
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:iconluumies:
Luumies Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Indeed. c:
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:iconyosihenka:
yosihenka Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok
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:iconyosihenka:
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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:iconyosihenka:
yosihenka Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have actually tried hard to aim for nice drawings
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:iconyokohoshitsukiko:
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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:iconluumies:
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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:iconyokohoshitsukiko:
YokoHoshiTsukiko Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Thank you! ^^
Yeah thank you again! X3
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:iconexia-4ever33:
exia-4ever33 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*thumbs up* i think you did well in giving those advices ;D
it is all true ^^ keep it up! i think we mostly would see you for your heart first then the art though x)
but your art is indeed impressive ;D
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:iconluumies:
Luumies Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Awww, thank you.;w; I'm glad you like it.
And thanks again! :iconifaintplz:
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:iconexia-4ever33:
exia-4ever33 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my pleasure~! ^//^ of course i liked it~ it was very nicely done! ;D
my pleasure again miss Rin~! >w< heehe~! take care of yourself~
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waraulol Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome words from you, fella :D
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:iconluumies:
Luumies Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Thanks!:3
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:iconwaraulol:
waraulol Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconywplz:
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:iconamimeito-chan:
AmiMeito-chan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's so hard not to be jealous.

XD
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:iconluumies:
Luumies Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Yep, I know.;w; But you have to think, this people were
at your point one day.;w;
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:iconthefamilarwallflower:
thefamilarwallflower Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanksm for writing this!!!!! this really helped!!! :D
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:iconluumies:
Luumies Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
No problem at all.;w;
I'm glad!
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:iconsumomi-chan:
Sumomi-chan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
THIS
I tell this to my classmates and they go all :iconlazycryplz:
"Naao and you just say because you know how to draw balblaabla"
Thanks for this!! ' u '
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:iconluumies:
Luumies Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Pfff, I bet they can't even draw a stickman. eè
They should leave you alone.q^q
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Sumomi-chan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hahahaha xD
Thanks ; u ;
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:iconraiyenn:
Raiyenn Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
xD
well im pretty much set with everything except number 1!...
I just have to get better at liking my art :D...
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:iconluumies:
Luumies Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I know your feel.;^;
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:iconraiyenn:
Raiyenn Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
x3...
I wonder why artists never seem to like there art
^^'
I read somewhere that artists are more likely to develop depression -_-"
I wonder if thats why?
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Rose-kiss Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well the only thing i didnt do in my whole life is no. 1 other 4 go for me :) so i guess thats why im improving so fast :)
thank u for this... :)
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:iconluumies:
Luumies Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Awww... I see.;w; That's pretty sad. Q^Q
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Rose-kiss Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thats ok i learned to live whit it so its preaty random now ^^
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LeScottei Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I follow everything that you wrote. Too bad for me that I can't receive a helpfully critic. In the past a lot of people helped me giving me tips for fix a loooot of details and because I corrected them by now they just say things like "Good, nice, amazing, cute" and more. Gash no, I want critices who can help me fixing mooore my drawings but at least I just can watch tutorials for help and continue practicing 'cuz nobody helps me as I want and that's desapointing
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Luumies Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Yep, you are right.;w; It's often not that easy to get
honest critique.
The best would be: upload a drawing and write in the title
(Critique requested!) :3
Good luck!
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:iconlescottei:
LeScottei Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, and especially here, you're more allowed to receive a critic if you join to forums asking for it and that works more than here, I know because everything I've learned by critcs was by forums and I have to thank forever every single person who have helped me for that c,:
It could be another option but it still need luck to find someone who can help you with that critice. Another way could be joining to Critice's groups here, is an helpfully option too ;u;
Thank you and good luck to you, too!
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mYverTI0N Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I only know how to 3 & 4 ashhajkas //runs ashamed
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:iconluumies:
Luumies Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Aww, it's no problem.;w; Not everybody can do everything
from the start, try to learn it and don't rush yourself with it.;w;
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Wingzer1256 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Meap~ I feel better reading this even though no one comments on my art l will still draw no matter what thanks Rin-chan for the advices
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Luumies Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
QwQ Maybe you should try to put your drawings in groups!
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:iconwingzer1256:
Wingzer1256 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what?? I'm idiot do you mean groups that I joined or putting my drawings in folder (now im not making sense!! (hits my head) I'm a totally idiot I tell you
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:iconluumies:
Luumies Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Just put them in groups that match the topic of
your picture.:3
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:iconwingzer1256:
Wingzer1256 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh!! Thanks Rin-chan!! I will put them in groups later!!
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PikaRinnySuki Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, I was actually looking for ways to get better with my drawings, because I know they're not good, and I know I had to improve, but I wasn't sure what I had to do. I'll take your advice and keep trying! Thank you for posting this, it's really helpful~! :3
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Luumies Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Ohh, I'm glad i helped you.;w;
Good luck!
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pushyreeder Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
yes.i must improve!
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:iconluumies:
Luumies Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Good luck and don't rush yourself!:3 <3
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:iconpushyreeder:
pushyreeder Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'll try my hardest not to!
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JocelynKhaw Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Arigato, Minto-chan~
I'll practice more and more and learn to accept critque ~ ;3
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:iconluumies:
Luumies Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
It's no problem at all.;w;
I wish you good luck.<3
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AngelySugar Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Thank you, this helps me very much owo
You're my idol too <3
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xxRui-Kagenexx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is rather well said
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AmiMochi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I agree with you Rin-chan that first you need to like what you doing(for me in term of style).
If you like it after that it will be much easier to start working with your skill.

and I don't think jealousy is a bad thing. It help me motivate myself to work harder every time I visit Pixiv haha XDD
but to much jealousy could be bad though...
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:iconluumies:
Luumies Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Yep you are right.;w;

Well, you are right again, haha.ewe
But too is bad, yes.qwq
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