I don't know about you but ever since I joined Deviantart I've improved a LOT. I've learned several handy skills that I think not many people know about but I may just be VEEEEERY SLOW with learning so excuse me if I'm repeating your already awesome knowledge in art
- When drawing human faces digitally, keep on flipping the picture to make sure both eyes are on the same level and same size. I found this out when sketching Feloin. I've always wondered why in speedpaints, the artist always flips the artwork back and forth. This is a handy trick for symmetry~!
- When animating, patience is the key. Always take breaks after 2-10 frames (it works for me since I know my art would slowly look worse and worse if I force myself on any longer)
- When animating, try and think you're drawing a new picture every frame. You're not animating. You're drawing a new picture. It helps a little I guess (shrug)
-When animating, always sketch out your series of frames FIRST. Don't line-art first, don't color first. Like when you make a digital drawing, start with sketching it out first and fix it in the second trace over or line-art. In all honesty, it'll save your life if you're doing a big animation GIF like me
- If it helps, update your animation often. Sometimes letting other people see my progress helps me go on. Just make sure it's not every sing TINY TINY tweek you upload, 'cause no one would notice
That's all I have for now! Everyone should know to always look at a reference if they don't know what looks like what. Practice practice practice my friends!