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How do you learn new techniques?

Discussion in 'Creative Zone' started by awney, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. awney

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    I've noticed quite a few of us on LV tend to stick to our own styles as a comfort zone and don't really branch off much for new techniques. Nothing wrong with that! Do what you enjoy! But when you do pick up a new technique here and there how do you do it? Do you learn from tutorials, watching other people (videos, irl, etc), or do you just play around with your art program until you find something?

    I find new techniques by looking at other art and watching videos on art! My weird bubble shading I do now was because I was inspired but some art I saw elsewhere, and I really wanted to try something similar but still keep it my own! I also started messing around with filters because I wanted to see how much more FireAlpaca had to offer.
     
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  2. Wolfey

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    more art threads???? hell yeet

    i feel like my overall style is pretty much established in a general feeling, so i tend to pick up new lighting/shading/ect more than anything!! its really a mix of both seeing artists i like and dinking around in csp so i guess i dont have one certain way i do things??

    my sister really inspired some elements of my style so please thank her and also her art is good thats off topic a bit but its true if it inspired me
     
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  3. Shadria

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    I watch videos on art, and try to get books on art (a tad rare and expensive if you want something other than 'How to Draw [insert popular tv show/video game here]' where I live). I used to speak with/watch others draw irl but currently I don't know any artists locally that I can visit so easily.
     
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    whenever i want to tweak my style i scavenge the internet for the other 7 cartoon artists that exist and study what they do with their art and apply it to mine in my own way. my recent pieces with the "fake pen pressure" were inspired by a speedpaint i saw that used a similar technique that made me think "oh i wanna try that!!" other times it's me frustrated on medibang because i have no clue what my style's supposed to be so i just random try things and hope it looks good lmao
     
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  5. Pyrophobic Quilava

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    Usually see what someone else did and try to replicate it. You know, the old sharingan way.

    When that doesn't work I hope to find a very detailed tutorial, but that is rare to find nowadays.
     
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    Usually when I learn new techniques it's just because I was comfortable enough to do some experimenting. It was how I learned how to do shading, but with my traditional art, and my digital art.
     
  7. Morgaine

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    I mess around with every setting, and I listen to advise from other artists, when I need to learn something like how to make glows or something small, I usually look up tutorials.
     
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