Deviant Login Shop
 Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
August 5, 2011
Image Size
594 KB
Resolution
525×1750
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,531
Favourites
61 (who?)
Comments
5
Downloads
23
×
How To Improve -part one- by Imaginary--Thoughts How To Improve -part one- by Imaginary--Thoughts
I've been dying to make a tutorial for a long time (it's all part of my personal drive to improve by trying different things). I wasn't sure what to make one on, though, since no one has ever asked me "how do you--?" and I wasn't sure what I should go over. After much thought, I settled on general improvement in drawing.

This being part one, it covers the general things that most tutorials tend to go over. The next few parts I have planned will go over things that are a little more specific, but you gotta go over the basics first, right? Let me know if there are any spelling/grammatical errors, if something is unclear, or if something I said seems ridiculously stupid to you--er, in a constructive way, please. I AM aware it's a giant wall of text, and I'm sorry for that, but I just couldn't see how else to get in everything I wanted to say.


Part two: [link coming when I finish it and have the opportunity to upload again...stupid dead internet]
Add a Comment:
 
:iconiangdow:
iangdow Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you for making this short tutorial on how to improve one's artwork.

I need help on improving so many things such as hands/feet, face/body poses, backgrounds, fur, some clothing... [that's why I never submit art on here xD]

Usually, I will make a "cool" digital artwork and leave up on a website for people to critique.. And they nit-pick tiny little things such as how the anatomy is off or how the shading isn't in the right tint.. and this makes me a little annoyed because they never point out the good things like the expression or clothing details. But, I will try to listen to criticism and convince myself that they only sound negative because they just want me to improve xD

I always wondered though if a piece of art can be improved indefinetely, how do you know when you're ready to submit it on DA?

Anyways, I'll be watching for your next tutorial soon!
Reply
:iconimaginary--thoughts:
Imaginary--Thoughts Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Writer
I do think it's important for people who want to critique others to make sure to include [i]something[/i] nice (it's pretty rare for a drawing to have no redeeming qualities ^^; )..so I'd hope people went about it kindly, but I personally only critique people who I think have potential, so maybe that's a happier way to look at it XD;

Oh, I wouldn't worry about it not being good enough yet--dA is a good way to get constructive criticism (and unless someone is submitting something they stole or traced, most people will consider it art regardless of the skill level). When I first started submitting to dA, my skill level was not.. good XD But now it's cool to be able to look back at the old stuff and see all the improvement ^^
Reply
:iconiangdow:
iangdow Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks for the reply!
I shall try to submit more art in the future because in the end it will only help me improve c:
Reply
:iconankoret:
Ankoret Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
There are a couple of places where you forgot to hit the space bar, or thought you did, and didn't. I know I do that all the time. As for it being a giant wall of text, yes, it is, but it's surprisingly readable in spite of that. Also, this made me realize that I NEVER draw backgrounds. I should work on that.
Reply
:iconimaginary--thoughts:
Imaginary--Thoughts Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Writer
Ha, I'm starting to see that now, re-reading it (and some spelling errors I need to nuke--er, correct). I was pretty worried it wouldn't be readable, so that's very good news; thank you >u<

Oh, yes, backgrounds. Still working on that myself..
Reply
Add a Comment: