I've started watching the youtube video 'Will Terry's Top 5 Tips on How to Make a living as an artist' and the first point is about improving your craft. He suggests creating a 'hero wall' of your favourite artists and comparing your art to theirs and seeing what doesn't measure up. So these are the things I found that stuck out the most for now, and luckily there are 7 of them, so I can work on one thing a week..
Must have a target of filling a certain amount of pages per day, lets start with 3 pages per day... date the pages, and keep them together, and after a month see what progress you've made in your illustrations.
Paying attention to all the objects in the illustration, giving everything life and personality, not just the main characters. Study seemingly boring objects around you and give them life.
Know where the horizon line and be aware of the perspective you are working with..Do environment studies with horizon line and perspective awareness
Study hands from life, from photos, from other artists, and draw them from imagination.
Push shapes and designs a lot more... Study things on a 2d level.. compositions you like, just study the shapes on a flat level.
I think doing longer studies of objects or people can help in this
Study women from life, from photos, from other artists, and draw them from imagination.
Study drapery from life, from photos, from other artists, and draw them from imagination.
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