Asked by Anonymous
oooh, thank you!!
i talked a little about improving here. from what i’ve learned, it’s really about just DOING IT! i don’t think there is a best way. improvement is a process, just like making art. taking the time to understand and experiment with your own process and becoming conscious of your decision-making will lead to stronger work, or at least a stronger understanding of what you want to do and how you’re going to do that. don’t be afraid, and get to work !!!
for poses - practice drawing people from life. you don’t always need a class, just go to a cafe or ride the bus or draw your roommate sleeping. watch an action movie and do gestures of fight scenes! and dont be afraid of using references!!
for color - color tends to come pretty intuitively to me, but in the times i get stuck i take a gander at my color collection (you can probably tell what kinds of colors i like lol). saving color references with palettes you like (or palettes you want to use, or palettes that work really well but you have no idea why and would like to come to understand) is really helpful!!!
some people do greyscale sketches which is super useful for tonal decisions (and something i need to work on!!)
keep in mind that color is relative and changes visually depending on the colors around it. decide what sort of atmosphere you want to portray and make smart decisions about which colors will do that!
keep practicing with it and be bold!
GOOD LUCK SORRY FOR THE LONG WINDED RESPONSE ~