Art

How To Be a Better Artist

I try to draw something new every day. It may be linework or painting practice, or studying a new style of illustration.

Many artists prefer to stay within their comfort zones, sticking to an art style that’s proven successful and easy for them.

Not me! I like to challenge myself, it’s a great way to improve skills.

I’ve been a working artist for many years and have developed a wide variety of styles to suit client’s needs.

Here are some of the art styles I’ve learned:

  • American Primitivism
  • Archaeological illustration
  • Botanical illustration
  • Celtic knotwork and design patterns
  • Children’s book illustration
  • Children’s product illustration
  • Dog illustrations
  • Eastern Manga style of comics
  • Fashion Illustration
  • “Golden Age” illustration
  • Horse illustration
  • Western cartooning and caricature
  • Western superheroes

I’m not a master (or mistress, in my case) of more than a few of these but learning them pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me a better artist.

Here’s some advice for newbie or young artists:

Keep drawing!

With loving attention…

Sara

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