If you're an artist or a writer, then chances are, people may have come to you for advice. I'm specifically talking about beginners. What tips did you tell them that you think are most important, or if you haven't been asked for advice, what would you say and think? I honestly think that you should 1, always practice, because you can't expect to draw something amazing on your first time. You have to give yourself some experience, and critique yourself, because sometimes, the best critic is yourself. Now that goes on to my second tip, which is to always use the style you're most comfortable with, don't let people control you if they're going to be rude about it. If someone corrects you on a mistake you've made, that's fine, they are trying to help you, but if someone's going to change your style completely, then don't let them. You should always trust yourself to find the style you're comfortable with, and once you do, stick with it. It's okay to try new art/writing styles, but if you find less comfort in the style you're trying, then it's okay to go back to your original style. Also don't be afraid if your art style is similar to another person's style, because you obviously didn't steal it. In fact, art style theft isn't a real thing, it's basically a myth that people still believe (for whatever reason). Last, but not least, don't be afraid ask for help. Some people need those training wheels to grow as an artist or writer, and that's fine! Even if you're an expert, don't be afraid to ask for advice, because no one's perfect, and there can always be people better than you that you can go to for help. Did you once trace to get better at art as a starter? Did you use bases as you were starting? Did you copy off another piece of art as a beginner? If so, that's perfectly fine! All those are ways you can get better, as long as you can grow out of it! So if you're starting, don't be afraid to do any of those, as long as you grow out of it, and start drawing something original, you can grow to be an amazing artist For short, practice if you want to do well, stay with a style you're comfortable with (and don't be scared if it looks similar to someone else's), and don't be afraid to ask for help. Sorry, this is really long ^w^'