asklord-ghirahim asked:How long did it take you to find the style you currently use? Do you have any tips? And do you find it easier to draw traditionally or digitaly?
I will have to say that finding my current style took years. I like to experiment as much as possible, so if you were to look at the progress of my art as I age, you can see how much it changes. Some elements have always remained the same, but a lot of it keeps evolving.
The best tip I can offer to find your own style is to try and draw from life and alter it in a way that looks right and pleasing to you. That way a style will come out from you that will be different from everyone else. Copying the styles of Anime, Disney or other cartoons will only make your work look like a shadow to theirs, and it will be hard to shine out to an audience, because to them - they are reminded of those companies or other artists, not you or your work.
I honestly cannot choose which is easier for me! Either digital art or traditional art. I have been doing quite a lot of digital art lately, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that I prefer it. I find that digital art is easier in terms of painting, because there is no mess, but the end result will never be a hard-copy (even if you were to print it out) and I also hate zooming in for all the little details sometimes. Traditional art is special to me in some ways, because there will always be the “one true piece” of it on earth and no one else will own the original copy. But sometimes traditional media can get to me, such as the drying time of oils or how limited you can achieve your art by using just pencils or pens. But at least you don’t have to turn a computer on to start it. You can just leave it on a desk and continue on whenever you feel like it.
Speaking of which, I should give watercolours a go again. It has been quite some time since I last used it!