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Old 12-06-2015, 10:43 PM
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We have some really talented artists on this forum! Your artwork seriously makes me go "wooow" sometimes. So I was wondering... Where did you learn to draw/paint/edit/etc? How long have you been doing it? Why did you start? What inspires you? Do you like to do digital or traditional art more? And last but not least, do you have any tips for people who would like to learn?

I personally have a lot of trouble with shading. It just doesn't come naturally to me. *wings crossed* I will learn it one day!
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Old 12-06-2015, 11:15 PM
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I learned to make graphics from Iris here she made a perfect tutorial.
I started Christmas 2011, wow almost 4 years. My sister got Photoshop for Christmas to edit and save her photos, so I borrowed it for fairy graphics.
Then I learned from asking questions to others here, and just trying different
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I started making greeting cards in about 2004 I think. I find different ideas on
Pinterest and on card making sites. But most come out of my head.

I used to draw all the time as a kid, but I guess that did not stick.

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Old 12-07-2015, 01:58 AM
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I don't know how long I've been drawing for... maybe, forever, I guess? It started out mainly as doodling--something I did whenever I was bored or my mind was elsewhere in the middle of class. I just liked drawing occasionally, and I still do now.

I guess I'm self-taught, then. So essentially I would draw something that looked like a person, then after a while I wanted to try out a different way of drawing hands, or eyes, or something, and this constant testing to see what works helped develop a sort-of "style". (My biggest influence so far has been a sketch of Tink and Peri that I bought while at Disney World--the sketch lets you see how they designed the fairies, and their rough lines and such, and I guess I liked the drawing so much I let it seep into my own art--especially in the eyes I draw).
One of the newer things I've been testing out (in case any of you haven't seen my art gallery) is drawing digitally. I got my tablet back in May, and using one of the art apps automatically downloaded (and the tablet's handy dandy pen) I've been practicing and trying out new ways of drawing. I really love doing it.

Any advice to give? Draw what you love, draw what you want to, and do it over and over again. Try out new things, and new ways of doing things. And even if things start out bad, that's okay--it means there's always room for improvement, and you'll keep going up and up!
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That's an interesting question, Neverbelle, I'm curious to know what everyone has to say. It's true, we have so many creative pixies here!

I don't think I've been particularly fond of drawing or any sort of art prior to joining this site (now that's a silly thought, isn't it?). It's always worth it to share art and graphics here on PHF as everyone is so supportive. So technically I learnt things here, at least the graphics side of art. I agree, the tutorials here are so useful - I still remember the time when Iris posted up her tutorial, I thought it was amazing!

However, I've always wanted to take lessons, except I don't think they would could go well as I feel pressured if someone is looking at my art while I'm working on it. Art class never went how I wanted it to at school because of that. One of our family friends is an artist and she provides lessons to different people, including those of my age, but I couldn't get myself to join in. I asked my friend what she thought of it, and she said that most of the time they are free to draw what they wish, with occasional hints & tips along the way from the teacher. I always prefer clear, solid instructions so if someone would ask me to draw "whatever I want" during a lesson, I'd probably panic.

I prefer digital art as the undo button is a life-saver and you can have as many layers as you need, and there are lots of different tools at your disposal. But I also wish I could learn how to paint, especially with water-color. I remember I'd used to do fun things with my mum years ago with acrylic, crayons, pastels, etc, but it was never as much as what I've completed since the time I joined PHF. I've also been cross-stitching since I was about 6 or 7 - I'd say that is more like a craft than anything else, but it's much like pixel art when creating your own design.

What inspires me? It might sound a bit selfish, but the smiling faces and kind comments at the end are worth all the time spent on any art. However, I would only draw when inspiration strikes, otherwise it's just not very fun to complete.

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I personally have a lot of trouble with shading. It just doesn't come naturally to me. *wings crossed* I will learn it one day!
You could try doing the opposite by drawing highlights on a dark canvas - I have a friend who does a magnificent job at sketching with a white pencil on black paper, and she says it comes easier to her than shading, isn't that interesting? Maybe the same will be for you. Other than that, it could be worth picking up a how-to-sketch book and practice shading some spheres and cubes. Sure it sounds boring but it helps to get a feel for shading. I believe everyone has to start from square one. You'll be surprised at how much easier the process becomes when you read through a couple of well-written how-to-draw books. The next continuous step is to simply practice, practice, practice. I also find that copying is the best way to learn. Like a picture? Draw it! Have an idea but not quite sure where to start? Find some references! Even professional artists use them, whether it's other art, photos or simply looking at all the sights around you.

@Twilight: I've always had this impression that your graphics were similar to your giftcards. ^^ I think you have a talent for it and it's fantastic that you discovered it.

@Eve: That is so cool that a Tink and Peri sketch influenced your art style. And you have given very sound advice, if you continue practice I can't imagine how much more beautiful your art will become overtime.
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I do not think I ever learned to make graphics from a particular place, but I know for sure that I got my inspiration from this place! It all started about a few months after I joined PHF in 2011 after seeing so many talented pixies' graphics.

I am not exactly sure why I wanted to start making graphics - it just caught my eye. Although I liked drawing, I was never good at it, so perhaps I guessed graphic design would be easier for me. I definitely prefer digital art more.

I started out by making avatars and profile pictures in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Looking back at some of the things I thought were good, I think I have come a long way! I could not make an image a certain size or do anything fancy in Word or PowerPoint, and my graphics always came out slightly blurry, so I decided to download GIMP. I did not know where to start at all, but my graphics turned out so much better with it! I stopped using GIMP after my computer broke down two years ago, so now I use Pixlr. I believe Pixlr is just like GIMP but with a more user-friendly interface and just a few less options.

My advice to anyone wanting to learn how to draw, paint, or edit is to experiment with everything! You will learn more when you are simply messing around with whatever you are working with. Lastly, of course, never give up. It took me four years to achieve my general method of creating graphics, but I am pleased with where I am now.
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