Anonymous asked: How do you learn to draw so well?
What a loaded question, Grayface.
I’ve been drawing since before I could walk. It started by me filling whole pieces of paper with squares of color and strategically placed black spots. When I learned to talk I named these works “Winter Warlock”, yes, I’ve always been strange.
As I got a little older I became fascinated with art, particularly Disney. I also didn’t have many friends, almost none at all, so I spent all of my time in school and outside of school practicing art. It was just what I loved to do.
The most valuable piece of information I can give you is that it’s not about learning how to draw it’s about learning how to see. Most people draw a face in symbols that they have preprogramed into their brains- what they think they are seeing. Circles for eyes, a nose, some lips, take a step back from these ideas and really look at what you are trying to draw. Don’t just draw a circle for an eye look closer, draw the shadows and colors and textures, try to recreate every little piece of information you can.
Art is a lot things, it’s a form of therapy, it’s a means of storytelling, it’s a way of expressing yourself, it’s awesome, and it’s everywhere.
I’m happy to be answering this tonight. I’m interviewing with art schools tomorrow and if they spit in my face and say I suck at least some anon thinks I’m good. :P
So anon, Don’t be afraid to make bad art. Everyone makes bad art. It’s how you get better. The more risks you take the more you’ll learn and the more fun you will have.