It’s Not Always About the Brush

Have you ever seen other artists draw and then wondered. What brushes do they use? How come it looks comfortable and nice. If so, you are not alone. I also often think like that. But in fact, the brush does not always essential when drawing. That doesn’t mean different brushes won’t affect the outcome of the image. Because at certain times when we want to add texture to an image, the right brush will add texture better than a regular brush. Same Brush Different Results So why do I say it doesn’t always essential to your work? This goes back to the knowledge and experience of each of us. In his book Making Comics, Scott McCloud tells how an experienced artist Paul Smith can create professional-looking doodles even with just an ordinary ballpoint pen and plain paper. I myself also realized the same thing when I was studying in the art college. We were required to buy the exact same equipment to attend classes. Includes brushes and paints for drawing. But in the end, the artworks produced by each student in the class are very different from one another. I also like to try various brushes used by other artists […]
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Do Online Art Courses Can Help You in Developing Art Skills?

On the way to developing art skills, there are various ways to choose from. One of them is taking courses, both online and offline. The question is, do the online art courses effective for developing our skills? Some of you must be hesitant to take the course for the first time. I was hesitant to take the course at first too especially since I am mostly self-taught. But there are some advantages to taking classes from professionals in the field. Here are a few things I realized after taking some courses. 1. Tips & Tricks You Might Have Missed When we take a course, a professional mentor will prepare the material in order and we can just follow it. Unlike when we study by ourselves, sometimes we only get one or two points from various sources. This causes some things to be missed without us realizing it. Maybe it’s not that important, but sometimes there are points that can solve the obstacles we face more effectively. Professionals must have experienced the same thing so they have their own solutions to overcome it. By taking courses, we can learn from them more quickly than looking for it ourselves from various sources. […]
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How to Improve Your Art Skill?

The year has passed, and now 2022 is here. For those of you who are reading this article, congratulations! We made it through 2021 and it’s time to recharge so that we can return to our activities with full energy this year. Have you decided what to do this year? Is it a routine, a new challenge, or a wish list that you want to cross? Or are you just thinking about it? Of course, it’s never too late to start something. The most important thing is to take action on all the plans you have made. I myself plan to continue some of the goals from the previous year, such as making YouTube videos, writing art journals on this site, and completing ongoing personal projects. And most importantly, I want to improve my art skills. But How to Do It? We all know that improving skills both in the arts and in other fields is not easy and takes time. Sometimes we fail or can only achieve half of what we imagined. But that’s what makes us grow. Success is the fruit of the failures we have ever made. For so long trying to improve my art skills, there […]
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