Those of you who don’t know about Skillshare, it is an online learning community with over 18,000 classes. The Skillshare drawing classes are super interesting and anyone can try a class, do a project or even upload a class of your own. The classes are taught by artists who have tons of experience in the drawing and illustration fields.
Listed below are the top 5 tips and Skillshare drawing tutorials you can learn from to enhance your artistic skills:
- Make an influence map:
Okay so this may sound cliché, but it really helps. Before you go ahead and draw out your first draft it really helps if you know your preferences and the art that inspires and influences your work, but that may take time. Christine Nishiyama’s course on developing your art style is quite helpful, she provides you with a downloadable influence map that you can fill out with elements that inspire you. These elements can range from your favorite music to TV shows. This will help guide you and developing your art style.
- Draw what you struggle with:
When you draw something you are good at, it’s really exciting. The problem is that you crave for that feeling all the time and eventually fear to venture out of your comfort zone because of fear of failure. Ryan Vlatzwick’s class on growing your art skills teaches you to draw elements that you struggle with, like hand and anatomy. The key is to be willing to crash, burn and learn from your mistakes.
- Try a different medium:
Exploring your style by Ryan Patnam teaches a class that helps you experiment with various mediums of art and hoping that it will spark something. It also teaches you to incorporate your style into various mediums you may have never worked with before.
- Expose yourself to other disciplines:
Skillshare drawing tutorials include “Design for meaning” by Peter Medelsand. The most important thing about design is to be able to incorporate meaning and personality into a visual language.
- Draw what makes you happy:
Most importantly have the courage to be yourself and let your personality and taste shine through your drawings and don’t care what other people have to say unless it’s constructive criticism that they provide.
Skillshare drawing tutorials are available at an affordable price of 10 dollars a month for premier membership and you will get access to everything. So go ahead and sign up now, a world of opportunities awaits you!