At 6/27/13 08:29 PM, Sharktoof wrote:
I think that the best way to learn is practice, and patience. It's about developing your own style.
If you major in art and go to prestigous art schools. What they do is they teach you the fundamentals by the masters and passed down through the year of artists. When you indeed create your own "style" you need to realize that no matter whatever you do or however you do it you will have your own style. So developing your own style is pointless, because you will always have it.
What they will have you do is they rigourously train you in all the fundamentals, then when your about to graduate and head out to compete with other professional artists towards the end of your education they will have you pick masters of art to portray their technical styles in your own.
Some really talented artists they look into other artists and look at what they do. Then they take lets say this guy's darks vrs lights, then this guy is really good at compositions but this guy is amazing at perspective. So basically your art is basically just a melting pot of art that you find amazing and fascinating.
If you get over the whole "i need my own style" hump. It really relieves you of stress and you just kinda go out there and draw for fun. Remember, no matter what you do or how you do it. You will do it your own way and you will have your own style.