Sharing Your Art and Getting Better

So, you think you’ve drawn good drawings?

Depending on what you have access to you, sharing your art can be different in many ways.

For example, if you don’t have electronic access, you have limits on who your art can reach. If youΒ doΒ have a computer or some other electronic device, your art can reach to a lot of fans. Most people nowadays are on computers, phones, and other devices, and a majority of those people have accounts on websites that allow you to share your art with the world.

Take DeviantArt for example. A lot of people use DeviantArt as a way to share their art with other people. DeviantArt has functions to easily find art you are interested in. You can tag your art or post it in groups of a certain subject. Other people who are in and watching the group will see your art.

Make friends! Art is a whole lot better when you have friends to support you. Not only that, but if they want, you can do a collaboration project with them. Collaborations (most people call them collabs) are where two or more people work on one project together. Art collabs usually involve one person doing something (wether it be drawing and coloring something fully, or doing lineart) while someone else does something else. Collabs are a fun way to do art.

Don’t just stick with one style. Experiment! The whole point is to get better. Don’t takeΒ criticism as a negative thing, unless some jerk meant it that way. For my art, I’ve gone through plenty of styles to draw specific things, and am still experimenting on different styles and things to try out while drawing.

Use what is easiest for you and what you can access more to draw. If you can access a computer often, try getting an art program for your computer. I use Paint Tool SAI for my drawings on my computer. If you are not good with a mouse, try getting a tablet to hook up to your computer. There are tablets out there that let you draw on them and it will show up on the computer.

If you can’t access an electronic device (computer, phone, tablet, etc), you can use paper and a pencil. Because of schools, youΒ shouldΒ have at least a pencil and some paper or a spare journal around. For me, drawing on paper is easier than drawing with a mouse (yes, I draw with a mouse, and don’t use any of those drawing tablets. I will say I have some skill drawing with a mouse. It’s pretty easy for me.) Drawing with a tablet is essentially the same as drawing on paper, except you have all your tools on one small electronic device.