It's all make believe, isn't it? by Eileen9 on DeviantArt
So you're starting to become an illustrator? Of course, the road will be very difficult. In fact, you will face many challenges along the way. But if you can just keep an open mind and heart, and let creativity flow, everything will fall into place. Of course, it helps if you have the following beginner & # 39; illustration tips:
1. Begin with imitation. If you want to create techniques or learn how to draw, you can only copy from what others have already done. Your goal here is to assess how much improvement you need to make when it comes to your skills, knowledge and illustration strategies. In some way you have been allowed to explain your sketches to your own because you are just copying from someone else.
2. Avoid using computers. There are many computer programs that you can use to draw. In addition, you can make your images 3D, which then gives your characters and objects more life.
But if you want to follow the master's way, you must avoid starting your illustrative journey with computers. During the time of Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso computers were not heard. However, their works exceed the time and are now worth millions if sold on the market.
You might ask "What should I use then?" You can always start with the basic tools: pen or pen, then paper.
3. Go to actual pictures. You may be tempted to continue learning to illustrate by using photographs. This means that you would copy certain elements that you have seen in a magazine, book or on the Internet; then you will sort them to make a completely different picture.
This strategy makes things so much easier. But that doesn't make you an amazing illustrator. After all, you still do no. 1, which copies. Also, you wouldn't learn to have your images displayed in 3D because you & # 39; are very dependent on the still images. What you need to do then is go out there and capture all the living and non-living that you see. Draw them as you look or perceive them.
4. Do not try to end it at a meeting. If you think you cannot complete the drawing at once, do not & # 39; t. You know what normally happens when everyone is burned out: creative juices stop flowing and you would produce mediocre results.
If you do not fight for a deadline, take as much time as you can for each picture you take. Remember that you are still trying to learn as much as you can about illustration.
5. Have a teacher. Some illustrators would like to become self-taught. After all, they know they are creative enough, and all they need is technology. But if you really want to improve your craft, you need to be guided properly. You can only do this if there is a mentor nearby.
You can sign up for a short illustration course, or look for someone who can teach you how to take for free.