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How can I get better at art?I do surf art, and I need to make my curves more round on...

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bigerman11852 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 4, 2012 at 4:13 AM via web

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How can I get better at art?

I do surf art, and I need to make my curves more round on my paintings.

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pranitingale | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted March 7, 2012 at 3:02 PM (Answer #1)

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 SOME PEOPLE ARE BETTER IN ART BY BIRTH, N SOME GET BETTER IN FUTURE

 ♣NO ONE IS PERFECT IN ALL THE THINGS WHILE IN SOME SPECIAL FEILDS♣

 

♦FIRST WORK HARDER THAN EVER TO IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS.

 ♦ART------NOTHING BUT THINKING

  

 ○○○ SO, INPROVING THINKING MEANS IMPROVING BETTER ART INSIDE YOU ○○○

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epic-art-time | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted March 21, 2012 at 4:08 AM (Answer #2)

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The more paintings you do, the better you will get at making more careful lines.  Specifically with regard to curves, I suggest loosening up and drawing lightly with a pencil first, before you add paint.  Make quick curving strokes using your wrist and the side of your hand to guide the curve the same way the pointy part of a compass guides the pencil part of the compass.  

It also might be the case that you are struggling to get control without resting your hand on a wet part of your painting.  You can buy a hand resting device at an art supply store that attaches to an easel, so you can have something to rest your hand against while working on your painting.  However, if you don’t have money to spend, I will guaranty that the more you practice making those curved lines of yours, the better you will get.

With regard to drawing a perfect circle and rounded shapes, the secret is to start by pretending to draw your circle, really fast, right over the place on your paper where you want your circle to be.  Then very lightly tough your pencil or brush to the paper while continuing to make the fast circular motions.  Next as you see irregularities or bumps in your circle, correct it and make your corrected line darker and darker until you have a complete darkened circle.  This definitely takes practice too. 

In answer to your general question about how to get better at art, my advice is to take art classes, copy pictures by artists that inspire you, practice drawing things that you see, keep a sketchbook where you can create countless practice drawings, and look at as much art as you can.

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princessita-2-day | Student, Grade 12 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted March 4, 2012 at 9:03 PM (Answer #3)

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you can first sketch with round objects before you can do the painting.

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ladybugenotes | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted March 15, 2012 at 3:41 PM (Answer #4)

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how can i get better at art?

- Practice, practice, practice. And observation and imitation :)

well i need to make my curvs on my paintings more round

- try a flexible curve ruler and/or a set of french curves, they're great for drawing neat curved edges of all shapes and sizes.

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arrellbelle | Student, College Sophomore | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 26, 2014 at 10:12 PM (Answer #5)

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The best advice that any artist can give you is to practice, you surf the internet for examples, but you use those examples as a form of inspiration, motivation, or study. You can incorporate the same techniques that they use and over time your art form and style can come out. 

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