|No real goal, this is just if you think any of my deviations deserve a little extra |
(its empty isn't it)
The Heck is a study?'How do i get gud' is a common noise to be heard in any art circles and, almost like an echo, it is often greeted with the response 'do studies'.The Heck is a study? by Remenance
As with most things in arts, when youre starting your only really experience and knowledge is from what you see with your eyes. This is an issue as for studies, you likely only gonna see the professionals work, which despite being a 'study/ quick doodle before bed', will likely look INCREDIBLE.
The problem then is that you think YOU have to make a study that looks exactly like whatever reference you use. YOU DO NOT. Also, studies don't need to be of the old masters, rather just of anything you want to practice, be it photographs of anatomy, or even a contemporary artists work.
In its simplest form, i think the aim of a study, is to learn how to draw what youre studying without references in the future. You don't ACTUALLY have to stop using references in the future, in fact id heavily advise against it for the most part, but that kinda mindset
Improving.Getting good and stuff.Improving. by Remenance
Like trying to write this, improving in art is hard.
You hear the same questions asked over and over again so I would like to try and answer some myself for what thats worth...
Asking how to get a 'style', how to study or how to get good in general are all very frequently asked and seen questions. I think many people are looking for a quick fix for these questions,but if the answers were as simple as they wanted them to be, then there wouldn't be any great difficulty in the first place. If they could be answered easily then you wouldn't struggle to begin with.
A mistake is to immediately turn to tutorials. Even when theyre from great artists, they may not be great teachers; and even great teachers may not be useful to begin with.
The difficulty when starting out is that in whatever you want to do then theres gonna be a HUGE amount of content that can be learnt. Take anatomy for example, where do you stop? Yea, youve got the shapes that you see, but to learn this