1. Welcome to Lake Valor!
    Catch, train, and evolve Pokémon while you explore our community. Make friends, and grow your collection.

    Login or Sign Up

How do you learn new techniques?

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

  1. Hawks

    Hawks Fierce Wings

    Surfing Pikachu
    (Surfing Pikachu)
    Level 4
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2017
    Posts:
    1,768
    PokéPoints:
    ₽336.7
    Legendary Triforce ★★
    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.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  2. Wolfey

    Wolfey Red Gem Wink

    Kotori
    (Starly)
    Level 39
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2016
    Posts:
    889
    PokéPoints:
    ₽1,329.1
    Crown of ValorDawn Stone ★★★★GS Ball ★★★★★Gardevoirite ★★★★Cooler Gary Oak ★★★★★
    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
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. Shadria

    Shadria Impish Illusionary Kitsune

    Angeni
    (Litwick)
    Level 21
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2016
    Posts:
    2,549
    PokéPoints:
    ₽151.7
    Black Glasses ★★★★Friend Ball ★★★★Park Ball ★★★Helix Fossil ★★★Sun Stone ★★★
    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.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. SkittleBox

    SkittleBox i love bishounen idol bois

    edgy emo child
    (Ralts ♂)
    Level 29
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2017
    Posts:
    968
    PokéPoints:
    ₽1,814.2
    Love Ball ★★★★★Galladite ★★★★Friend Ball ★★★★Whipped Dream ★★★★Blue Orb ★★★★★
    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
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. Pyrophobic Quilava

    Blader
    (Treecko)
    Level 6
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2018
    Posts:
    120
    PokéPoints:
    ₽787.7
    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.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. Gazi

    Gazi Hex Maniac

    Tortuga
    (Cover Fossil)
    Level 1
    Joined:
    May 27, 2018
    Posts:
    404
    PokéPoints:
    ₽83.2
    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.
     

Share This Page