5 things you NEED to know about becoming a digital artist

5 things you NEED to know about becoming a digital artist



hey everybody I'm Byron Wilkins the fine folks over at Smith micro have asked me to produce this video on the 5 things you need to know about becoming a digital artist let's start with number one define yourself as an artist many artists promote their comic and try to establish that as their brand that would be like an actor promoting one film and one role as the only thing they can do there are many different styles of techniques out there so promote your overall style promote yourself number 2 draw everyday drawing is a muscle by using it every day you're teaching your arm and your hands certain movements and strokes soon drawing the human anatomy will become second nature number three networking online and in person we've all heard that networking is a key to success and certainly social media outlets like twitter facebook Instagram and others are essential to that networking plan but let's not forget about the power of networking in person go to conventions seek out other artists we're generally a very open community and welcome in new artists number four do your best quality over quantity the beginning artists often wants to produce as many new drawings as they can to establish a well-rounded portfolio while this is important we mustn't forget that quality is much more important than quantity I'd rather see five well-done drawings as opposed to fifty quickly drawing samples and number five constantly educate yourself read books look at other comic artist styles and techniques YouTube is full of demonstration and tutorial videos of artists of all ranges and styles watch them emulate them the best you can soon you'll find what works for you and they'll leave you with this bonus tip celebrate what you've done don't compare your work to others look at your work and view the progress you've made it'll take time but you will see progress because if you're not confident by your own work how can anyone else be excited by it i'm byron wilkins you can find me at web comic Alliance calm and at tr1 studios calm thanks for watching you

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