If you want to improve your art skills, here’s the tea: you can’t do it overnight.
While it’s true that there are prodigies blessed to be natural art experts, they also built their skills through experience. And that experience is obtained through a lot of practice. After all, it takes effort to be great at anything.
Keep your head up! #AllYouNeed in this field is your motivation along with a little help from the right tips and tools. Invest the time to read on because we’ve rounded up the 6 techniques to help you level up your art game.
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Mind Your Grip
The first technique to improve your art skill is to hold your chosen art tool correctly. More often than not, people make the mistake of holding their pencils or brushes in the wrong angle. Or, they may be gripping it too hard.
Execute each stroke with precision by holding your tool loosely. Use the full motion of your wrist to create fluid shapes. When covering large areas, angle the pencil or brush correctly. Shade by turning your tools perpendicularly. This way, you can easily vary the softness of strokes.
Don’t be afraid to play with the textures! Trust us, you’ll be creating intricate details in no time.
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Study With Art Experts
We are now living in the age of modern technology. The world has never been more interconnected with each other. Now, what does this have to do with your art journey? Well, the experts are just one click away!
You can easily develop your skills by studying with art experts online. Connect with fellow artists and learn from them through online platforms such as Deviant Art and Artist Daily. If you want to watch videos about the right drawing and painting tips, there are thousands of free art tutorials on YouTube and Instagram.
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Plan The Composition And Design Carefully
More often than not, people start dabbing on the canvas immediately without thinking about the details. Before you start on your artwork, think about its composition and design.
What theme do you really want to incorporate? Do you want to make it in 2D or 3D? What color scheme will you use? Should you adopt a portrait or landscape orientation? These are some of the questions you need to consider.
Wacom and Huion are here to help you out with planning. Using interactive pen tablets and styluses, you can sketch out your art and visualize everything before marking your canvas.
Simply download the software, plug your Wacom Intuous or your H610 Pro V2 Graphic Drawing Tablet into your laptop, and use the accurate stylus to bring your ideas to life.
Mix and Match Techniques
Art is all about creativity. You can always combine several techniques to come up with unique looking artwork.
Try using optical color mixing for the background. Mix two hues on top of each other to create the illusion of a third color. Illustrate your subject with crisp-edged strokes. Or do it the other way around!
Improving your art skills involves exploring new kinds of lines, shadings, shapes, and textures. Why not give mixing and matching techniques a try today? Art Bar in SM Megamall and Mall of Asia offer a wide range of pencils, paints and other high-quality tools to get you started.
Get Into The Habit of Drawing From Life
Drawing or painting still-life subjects is the best way to learn about how shadows and lighting can be incorporated into your artwork. Varying angles and perspectives can also be illustrated through this.
Make the scene more exciting by adding backdrops along with interesting objects you’d like to draw or paint. Whether it’s a vase or a bowl of fruit, it’s completely up to you. You can even rope in your loved ones to act as your model!
Invest In The Right Art Tools
While it’s true that tools don’t define your artwork, they can certainly improve the experience. An all-new brush and a better grade canvas give additional depth and texture to your art. Whether it’s painting or drawing, SM Supermalls has got the right art tools!
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If you want to improve your skills, you need to practice. Remember that it may take some time, but it will be easier with the right tools. Just make sure to invest enough time and effort for practice and keep our techniques in mind! By doing these, you too can be an art expert.
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