Art Advice Issue #5 - How to Find your Own Style
By far the most common concern I see people on DA mention is, "I wish I had my own style / How can I get my own style?" Hardly a week goes by when I don't see different people saying this. Because of this, I decided to write this article with some tips people may find useful, when searching for a style to call their own. This is what I did, ten years ago, when I was trying to find my own manga style; and I've mentioned this method to some other people and they found it informative and useful as well, so I'm sharing it with you all.
The first part of this article will talk about what is included in what we call "style" (did you know personal style is also found in realism?) and the reasons behind common stylizations (as commonly seen in anime and manga).
The second part talks about how an artist arrives at his or her style, and describes a method you can use if you don't want to wait for your style to surface organically ... in other words, if you wa
Guide to Artbooks Zines!Hey, I'm back!
If you're not very involved in the art or fandom communities on tumblr or twitter, you may not have known: Artbooks & fanzines have been steadily gaining traction in the last year or so, and are more popular than ever. I've participated in several and am currently running Voltron AU Zine and the Studio Ghibli Artbook! Applications are currently open for the Studio Ghibli one, so be sure to check it out on http://ghiblizine.tumblr.com/ or https://twitter.com/ghiblizine, or apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/jlrRNQknMMAE7ibI2!
What is a zine?
A zine (in this case) is usually an artbook of sorts revolving a certain fandom or topic. They may also include writing, cosplay, and many other elements. They can be almost professional like, or simple handmade ones.
Why do people want to join?
Not only are zines an incredibly fun way to contribute to a community or show your love, you usually get a free copy, or even a share of the profits! But mostly
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It took her four tries. The door finally creakily shifted to one side, letting light shone on the dusty stairs.
She found the light switch and pressed it. Once. Twice. Thrice. Nothing happened. Yep, the light was indeed dead, just like how she remembered. She said she would get it fixed before, but she kept forgetting it.
She returned in a few minutes with her trusty flashlight. Glanced down, she could make out the shape of a tool box at the bottom of the stairs. Hm, she didn't remember putting it there. Made her way to where the stairs ended and the ground started, she pushed the clanking box away with her leg. She probably needed to wash her slippers later, it was so dirty in here, she thought.
Suddenly she heard a loud noise and darkness immed
Hello! Saskle here. My real name is Saskia, but that's rather boring, so I go by the name Saskle on the internet now. Or formerly Snashyle.
CRITIQUE ME! No, I mean it. I'm here to inprove, so please say it when you think I should change something in my works. Don't be as shy as I am! Tell me if you like it and tell me if you hate it. That's the only way we can learn something from it.
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