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it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same
I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life
For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw
I will try! the subject is vast and i am but a tiny, fragile bug struggling to improve- but i here are things i think are important, and which have probably been said way better by people vastly more talented than me, but I AM HERE TO TRY ANYWAY:
- DRAW. A LOT. SO MUCH, TOO MUCH, literally just keep drawing. Do you struggle with a thing? draw it, draw the shit out of it. Do you love to draw another, different thing? DRAW THAT. draw everything! Draw from life and from your head!! THIS IS SO IMPORTANT and also FUN.
- STUDY PEOPLE BETTER THAN YOU. There is always someone who’s gonna be better than you, there are so many people who are better than me and IT’S FRUSTRATING sure, but man it fuels me to try and do better, too. So study the people you look up to (never claiming these studies as purely your own work, of course!) and also try a few master copies maybe. Bouguereau, leyendecker, idc find someone you like and try to recreate something of theirs, it’s challenging and you’ll learn a lot!
- learn about color/light theory, try stuff out, make all the mistakes and learn something from them Read about color theory, get hella confused, and try to use some of the principles until something clicks. Literally, it’s a huge subject and there are a lot of ways to approach it- but play with it! GET HYPED FOR COLOR THEORY
- dang just have fun, challenge yourself and draw stuff that really interests you, work to improve if that’s what you want- or you can just have fun doing your own thing! Try not to compare yourself to others and find a way of doing things that works for you, that’s what makes art really rewarding i think.
that’s it basically, all art is basically practice and hopefully doing stuff that you really like, so that’s my advice, DO STUFF YOU LIKE AND DRAW WAY TOO MUCH.
- Part 1:Can You Structure Character?
- Part 2: The Lie Your Character Believes
- Part 3: The Thing Your Character Wants vs. The Thing Your Character Needs
- Part 4: Your Character’s Ghost
- Part 5: The Characteristic Moment
- Part 6: The Normal World
- Part 7: The First Act
- Part 8: The First Plot Point
- Part 9: The First Half of the Second Act
- Part 10: The Midpoint
- Part 11: The Second Half of the Second Act
- Part 12: The Third Plot Point
- Part 13: Creating Stunning Character Arcs