Developing Your Art Style

Developing form.

It’s important to develop your understanding of form before you start to consider what kind of drawing style you want. Form is going to influence how the light hits and object or a figure or anything for that matter. Without an understanding of light, any style is going to be very difficult to accomplish unless it is entirely flat figures like what you will see in cartoons or completely abstract art.

Exaggerating anatomy.

Anatomy is crucial to any type of art that has a figure in it. Even when over exaggerated, you have to understand what kind of muscular system there is, where muscle insertions are, etc. Even with the two cartoons referenced above, the artists still know anatomy and how to push it to extremes. Though not immediately prominent, the anatomy structures still hold true along with figure proportions.

Final thoughts on developing your art style.

If you are still in the early stages of your art, I encourage you to keep the things you enjoy as part of your art, but continue to strive to learn and develop over trying to copy certain look. By copying, you don’t gain the required understanding to be able to create these yourself, but by study, you will learn different techniques from everything and everyone you study. Think “why” before “how” and let your style naturally start to develop and show through on it’s own. You will be much happier with the outcome and you won’t paint yourself into a corner, so to speak.

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Adam Miconi

Adam Miconi

Marketing, Design, and SEO at https://www.therebelape.com and Illustrator at https://www.adammiconi.com

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