This isn't about narking on anyone no, infact this is just my own muses really! You could say this is a journal for ENCOURAGEMENT! *SHINES*
I find sticking to one style restrictive if you are a beginning/moderate artist! (even professionals I might say! though I can't speak for everyone)
Having a distinctive look on how your art is done and produced is understandable and its a desire to appear unique to the point some one can just SEE your work and instantly think 'Oh! that's Ten-days!' or something along the line. However, when you are trying to find who you are and what kind of art you are to produce, I recommend trying, well, a lot of different things! Different styles, mixing styles, different colouring techinque, brushes, tools, shading. Don't feel dependant on what you are already doing and don't feel pressured by people just for trying new things!
Push out of your comfort zone. Can't draw hands? don't avoid it! draw the heck out of them! (how else are you going to learn?)
Draw a face a certain way though the eyes different. Play with hair styles, fashion, curves and design. Hands that are blocky to thin and pencil like. Or all of the above????
Heck, all I'm saying is, don't feel restricted! Play with styles to find yourself and learn how to make your art distinctive! Don't feel pressured about being UNIQUE AND DISTINCTIVE RIGHT AWAY.
Never be afraid to push out your comfort zone. (you'll find it's a lot of fun! at least from my experience!)
With that said, I myself am trying new things. I'm not exactly FOND of my style, especially what it used to be. So I try new things all the time! (Or attempt to)
Whats the most encouraging to me it reading my favourite artists' comics and seeing how over the years their art changes and they improve! From something simple to something detailed and expressive!
So my style will change, don't be startled by that. But don't keep yourself from moving forward! Be open minded and VENTURE FORTH BRAVE ARTISTS.
- Certain people
- On Hold