If you like today’s PP, PLEASE reblog it directly from me. Today’s had a typo in it when I first posted it. I fixed it and edited the post quickly as I could, but I’m seeing reblogs of my typo’d original via people who saw it first.
If you accidentally got PP with the typo, PLEASE reblog my original post again with the typo fixed, cuz it’s embarassing and I am embarassed and bleah.
Just putting this here. One more reason to REPOST WISELY from other sites and not repost at ALL if the source is right here on Tumblr. You can also help prevent reblogging from badly sourced posts by blocking sites like we heart it using Tumblr Savior on your browser.
What is one way to get better at drawing (except practise) and how do you discover your own style
There is not exception to practice. You can read books and take classes and do figure drawing, but it’s all just practice. Sketchbooks should be filled with drawings, 1000’s of them.
When I was young, I had to make 50 free throws a night. At first it would take me a 100 to get 50. Soon, after 1000’s of shots, it would take me 50 to hit 50. You practice and build your skill set. It takes time but it will happen.
On finding your own style. Don’t worry, it will find you if you draw enough. In the beginning we don’t have enough experience drawing so we use someone else’s style as our base. Sooner or later, after years and 1000’s of pages of sketchbooks filled, the influences will start fall off and the way YOU draw will be there underneath.
I don’t know if we FIND our own style as much as we let go of the styles we’re trying to use from others.
But please don’t post big chunks of my website to Tumblr without attributions, okay? I am a writer. My words are my life. Having them go around as public domain or “I dunno who wrote this, just somebody” hurts me, a lot. It says I have no value as a creator, just as a content generator. So please, please don’t.
Just so everyone knows I’m not some lone crazy woman here. ALL creators deserve proper attribution & a say in how their work is shared online. Don’t be a selfish lazy jerk please.