In order to develop your art style, there are some basic questions that you should ask yourself. How do I express myself? Where do I see myself going? How do I find my unique voice? How do I get the most from my art?
How to develop your art style starts with where you’re coming from. What do you love to do? What interests you? What do you look at as an artist? Your answers to these questions will guide you to how you express yourself, your art, how you choose your mediums, how you develop your own unique style, and ultimately who you are as an artist.
One way to determine your personal style is by determining what interests you most. Some people love art and other people hate it. People who love art are called “artists” while those who hate it are called “pop artists.” These are the people who gravitate toward abstract drawings, pop art, cubism, realism, and other popular and influential forms of drawing.
Some of the most famous artists draw directly from their own personal experiences and use their expressions to express themselves. Robert Rauschenberg draws from his own life experience by using objects from his home and building stories with them to form his art. Tom Wesselmann draws from nature and his daily experiences by making mountains from simple materials. Edgar Degas used his love for food and style in his surreal drawings. All of these artists express their unique style through the things they love or look at the most.
Now that you know what your personal style is, you need to discover other artists whose work fits into your style. You can do this by attending art shows where you can gain an appreciation of different artistic styles. Look for people like you and others you admire and start hanging out at their exhibitions. You may also want to read up on different styles so that you can draw from these artists as well. The more you learn about various art styles, the better your artist will be.
Another secret of great artists is that it takes time to make time flow properly. You can’t throw a paint brush and have your masterpiece come out overnight. You need to devote ample time to your art. Try to put as much time as possible into it, because if you’re not willing to spend the time and effort, you’re not going to be a great artist. A lot of aspiring artists think that they’ll be an artist overnight, but this just isn’t true.
One thing you should always keep in mind is that drawing is not an exact science. There’s always an element of trial and error involved when you’re sketching something. As a result, some artists get frustrated very easily and give up while others continue to draw. If you can continue to sketch even when you’re not happy with the results, you’re much more likely to stick with your project. Sketching is a creative process, not just a mechanical one.
As you continue to try and draw new things every day, you’ll notice that you slowly develop your own unique style. As you draw new things, you learn more about yourself and your interests. As your art styles become more pronounced, you can bet that you will have many new customers. So go ahead and be bold, explore your creativity and don’t be afraid to try new things.
Another reason why some artists never seem to be able to copy their style is because they don’t stay in the comfort zone. A comfortable zone is where everything feels right, and nothing feels wrong. While sketching is an expression of yourself, being in a constant state of dissatisfaction will lead to frustration and quitting before you ever really start to draw. Copying other artists’ work can actually be a hindrance if you are not careful.
Even if you are constantly experimenting and trying out new things, it doesn’t mean you will be copying the looks of others. It simply means that you are continuing to grow and change, so keep trying out new things. As long as you feel inspired to do so, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t try doing something different.
Inspiration is everywhere, and with so many sources it can be hard to sift through them all to find that one thing that will jumpstart your creativity and make you feel like a true artist. One way to help keep yourself inspired is to read. Reading inspirational books, reading articles on artists’ workshops and visiting art museums can all inspire you to become better at drawing. Every day is an opportunity for you to try something new, and what better way to push yourself than to do it on a daily basis? So give yourself a lot of inspiration every day, and just when you think you’ve had enough, give it one more shot.