Every footballer has a favorite technique, every wrestler a unique finishing move and every artist a specific drawing style and as a growing artist with potential, then you should not get left out. Having a drawing style as an artist will help you to harness your skill and get better at drawing but before you can pick out a drawing style for yourself, you must have mastered the basics of drawing; you know, your lines, level of dexterity, pen control and of course hard work and dedication. These are what forms the foundation of being a good artist and it is what you will build on in order to pick out a drawing style.
Style is something that is uniquely you and while there is a common belief that there are new styles to be discovered, in my opinion, I think it’s… Read More »
As a new individual at an endeavor or field, it’s normal that you will be faced with some difficulties and this might cause you to make mistakes. Similarly, in the field of drawing, artists that are just starting out tend to make mistakes as well which can actually be avoided if they are well informed about it. It’s logical really; when you know about a place that is dangerous or will cause you to lose your way, the next thing to do is avoid such places right? Same thing that is being discussed here. While there are various mistakes made by new artists, this article will be discussing the top five mistakes that new artists make so that such can be avoided. If new artists are able to learn and avoid these mistakes, then they will be able to learn quicker,… Read More »
This is a question that has caused a lot of stir and debate among artists and experts in the drawing world with some saying “yes” while others say “no”. In reality, it is subjective but one thing to realize at this point is that while you might be an expert in a particular field, sometimes listening to the opinions of others might actually shed a light on an action you’re carrying out without you realizing it. Listening to the opinions of non-artist is not necessarily saying that you have to take everything they say and act on it. No, it’s just to say that you should not ignore it completely but rather try to give it some thoughts.
Sometimes, you might just ask someone what they think of something, you could be surprised at the answer they will give. Someone may say… Read More »
Today I am going to talk about a question that I frequently get asked. “Am I too old to learn art?” – Man, I’ve heard it from so many people, so many times. Initially, I used to laugh it off, thinking it was a joke.
But then I realised, people are genuinely asking me. That is why, I have decided to share with you my views on this question. I might add, I’m going to be pretty blunt about it, but I don’t mean to offend anyone.
Is age a factor in learning art?
Let me get straight to the point, and say no. Age is not a factor in learning art. There is no “right” age to start learning any skill. Art is no different. You are never to old to start learning anything.
I know many people say, “I’m too old to… Read More »
Today I would like to talk to you about something that I have been asked a lot by people. “Can anyone learn to draw?” – I have been faced with this question many times, from friends and family, and even subscribers to my YouTube channel.
One other question, that I get asked often is whether any age is too old to learn art. But, we will talk about that at another time.
A debate that was not even funny
Once when I was watching Family Feud, one of the answers for “an ability you are born with”, included drawing. This made me think a lot. There are people who actually believe that drawing is a talent that one is born with.
I disagree wholeheartedly to this notion. In fact, I’ve even had pretty heated debates with friends about this. I strongly believe that… Read More »
How long will it take to get good?
Hey Guys! It’s me Enrique.There’s one question that a lot, and I mean a LOT, of my followers keep asking me. It is “How long will it take to be good at art?”. So, today I’m going to talk to you guys about how long it took me. I can’t really say that it’s the same for everyone, but I’m going to talk about my experience.
I discussed this topic a few years back as well, but, I thought I’ll give it another go. There’s a video on the same topic in my YouTube channel – Easy Things to Draw 101. You can check it out here. I think this one’s a lot better than the one I did earlier.
So, how long does it take?
I started art school when I was eighteen. And it took… Read More »