Do you love art but don't know where to start? Or do you feel like you've given your all yet sometimes your creations are not up to your expectations? Don't give up yet! Here are ten ways to improve your art.
1. Practice Makes Perfect
As cliché as this might sound, there are no shortcuts to improve your skills. Don’t expect to be a portrait master by doing just one portrait drawing. Keep practicing. You might not reach perfection, but you’ll acquire an indescribable satisfaction at the end of the day when you realize that your skills have improved.
2. Create Your Own Style
Everyone has a unique personality and finding your own style is not that difficult if you truly understand yourself. Sometimes, you just know it by heart. Sometimes, it takes time to discover. Remember, taking bits and pieces of other people’s original style and putting it together is not your own style. Be bold enough to find your own. If you haven’t found it, keep searching and you will find it soon.
3. Be Inspired, Don't Steal
5. Be True to Yourself
6. Don't Get Too Comfy
9. Learn How to Handle CriticismLet’s admit, not everyone is going to love what you do but that’s the real challenge. Keep going and do what satisfies you. When you get positive feedback, keep them close to your heart and push yourself to go further. When you get negative feedback, don’t get dampened. Instead, ask yourself why did you receive such feedback? Hide the work and come back to it a few days later and ask yourself if the feedback made sense. We tend to miss a thing or two when we are too engrossed in our work. Always use criticism as a tool for improvement. Kind comments don’t necessarily have to be true and nasty comments are not necessarily wrong.
10. Artist Block
Hope you find these tips helpful. So what are you waiting for? Pick your brushes up and paint away. Good luck!
*All images and photos belong to Mona KV.