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EITHER WAY THIS PLEASES ME GREATLY
first of all, Im so terribly sorry for the late reply, I’m sort of in a semi-hiatus right now and I needed time to answer this seriously.
yes my dear shy haanimation, I was in an art style crisis, I’m pretty sure I’m still in one, really, only maybe its not the soul-searching frustration that it was months ago.
from what I know (and after a while, finally accepted)… art style is something that comes naturally to you. You observe other artists, you mismatch their greatest qualities into yours, and what comes out is something that is undeniably YOURS. It’s like penmanship, and it might come out awkward and stilted like a toddler at first, but you’ll get the hang of it. It just takes time.
That’s the gist of it, really. Developing your art style takes time. It’s not a eureka moment, or a momentous miracle, it’s something that happens after months and months of drawing. Sorry, fellow artists, there’s no other way.
It’s a natural process.
And yeah, sometimes you can get frustrated, because you just can’t seem to replicate an art style that you drew maybe a week ago, (and that IS frustrating as hell don’t get me wrong) but all that means is that your style is evolving — still evolving — and there are ups and downs yes, but you’re still going forward, don’t ever forget that.
And - this part is so so important — don’t try to learn to run before you walk. Learning anatomy is the most important aspect in any artist’s art style. You can’t get a distinctive, consistent way to drawing a face if you’re still struggling on where the heck do you draw the eyes and nose together that doesn’t look frag all weird. You’ll only slow yourself down and prob cry a lot of frustration tears along the way (trust me I know).
So yeah? Newbie artists?? Get started on that anatomy practice >:(
Yes it’s boring as heck, but there’s a reason why all websites and artists stress this!! Developing a decent grasp on anatomy is an important tool to have.
I hope this helps you!! xoxo