So sorry if you have had wrote to me a while ago. I haven’t actually been on my Tumblr in MONTHS! I actually had forgotten all about it! But I am back.
First of all, thank you so much for the lovely compliments, it really does mean a lot to me. :)
My tips, it’s probably something that you have heard before, but it literally is, to take the time to practice. I didn’t get to my stage of work by not doing it, I just kept at it and still I find that when I compare my work to even a couple of months ago, I am always improving.
For god sakes sharpen those pencils. I actually taught myself this a few months ago. It is so ridiculous how ignorant I was to a vital part of drawing. A nice sharp tip will help incredibly! You can add so much more detail and will gain nice crisp edges.
The third piece of advice I will give, and it really truly is something you need to listen to. This is to find your own style. There are so many artists out there who are talented and who inspire us, so it is very easy for us to compare our works to theirs and when you feel like your work is not as good or does not have the same technique as them, it really can put you down as you just don’t feel good enough. Around a year ago I was feeling the same and often I would look at my art and then look at others, and I just felt like I wasn’t good enough, or would never gain to that level of drawing. Something happened though that made me realise, that actually, as much as I admire other artists, I DO NOT WANT to be the same as them. I do not want my artworks to fade into the background with other artists who are similar to you. You want your own style so that when people see your work, they think “Oh that is an Amy design” you want people to know it is you. Also, every artist has a different style, and art is a very opinion based thing. What you may think “I absolutely love this work” Some others may think “Well actually I don’t like it that much, I prefer this” So do not be too hard on yourself.
So my advice boils down to:
1. Practice 2. Sharpener and 3. Be you!
I hope this may have helped.