Being an artist is continuously evolving your skills, improving your technique and pushing yourself beyond the next boundary. It's part of your growth as an artist and can even see you changing your artistic techniques completely several times during a lifetime.
Becoming a better artist is a journey and will bring greater satisfaction to you as you continue to build on what you already know so here are the four steps to become a better artist.
1. A pleasant working environment: Before we start you need to know that the single most important thing that influences artist is the motivation and perfect mood, and how productive and efficient they are, is their working environment. Think about it, if your work environment that is good, you'll feel comfortable on working in the art, and at the end of the day, you look back at it as a positive experience, you'll find that you'll be much more satisfied.
A positive working environment is as important as anything when it comes to creating a positive overall work environment for you. It can have a large bearing on the attitude and productivity of the artist, and hence on your ability to work well in the art such as ambient temperature, the quality of lighting, personal space, noise levels, the quality of the air, the furniture and fittings, and so on can influence the overall work environment in a big way.
The aim is to create a pleasant work areas for you to work on your arts, and give you your own space, as well as the freedom to set up your own work-spaces. It is also essential to minimize distractions while you're working on your art. In addition, make the your work place a more bright and cheerful place to work for you.
Also have good mood is very important thing for arts since when you're in a positive mood since it will give a better concentration for you to work. So if you feel bad or have a headache you can't work well on your art and your concentration is going to be bad.
2. Buy all of the necessary supplies: Drawing pencils, erasers, sketchbook, pastels, paint, an easel whatever you think you will need for your area of expertise. Try beginner sets of artist grade supplies, because they are often easier to use than the cheaper, student grade supplies. Also get a good desk and chair to make you feel comfortable to work remember environment is also important on your work place.
3. Choose a favorite subject in art: This might be your favorite character or object such a favorite flower, a rock, a Mario, Sonic with, anything you would really like to draw well and care about personally. Draw the same thing over and over many times, in many different ways. Repeated drawing of the same subject or type of subject will give you a much richer grasp of the anatomy and proportions of that subject. When you've drawn something enough times, it becomes easy to sketch. Draw enough, and it becomes easy and understandable.
You will have a much easier time putting in the time and effort necessary to improve as an artist-sill if you work in a medium you enjoy on a subject you are passionate about. You may know what interests you right from the start or you may have to try a number of different media and subjects before finding what clicks for you but don't be afraid to experiment other thing too.
4. Look into art lessons of some sort: Most places offer community classes, where you can sign up to take some art lessons. Just know that you will have to invest a bit of money, but it certainly will help but you can look for art lessons online such as art videos like YouTube. Many professional artists create instructional in DVDs in various mediums, or on drawing in general and websites with forums will often have free art lessons, with volunteer teachers who give assignments, critique your work, and help in encouraging ways.
But try before you buy with online art lessons, some are as good or better than in-person art instruction. You should like the teacher's art, and also enjoy the teacher's style of presentation, to get the most out of an online class. You can also look for books on design and composition, take classes in design, study it as much as you do how to draw things accurately. It makes the difference between whether you create great art or just copies of photos.
5. Schedule time to work on your art: The best way to learn any new skill or improve your abilities is through regular practice. Whether you're looking at art as a hobby or a career, setting aside time in your day or week to focus on your art will help you to hone your skills and possible your mood.