Hey guys my name is CypherDen, and this a little different Hope you like it either way, so you want it to be an artist an animator if you wanted to be specific But an artist in general, alright, so knowing how to draw isn’t really a superpower I’d like it to be but it’s not You don’t just wake up from being bit by the drawing spider and just one day out of nowhere you start drawing like da Vinci Sorry, but that’s just not how it works 8 tips for beginner artists/ animators Community, let’s be real this is a sponsorship but it’s still actual advice Regardless one of the biggest most important things that artists don’t really talk about is finding a community a place where you can post your Art get feedback start a small following a place where you can talk to other Artists that like similar things that you do I mean Amino
It’s actually just that place if you’re a beginning artist and you want a place where you can post your art Amino is one of the best places to start off at they have so many different Communities from my hero academia to other animators like wolfychu and Tony V toons they just have so many Communities that you might actually find interesting with that said there’s now an official CypherDen amino there you can post CypherDen fan arts that you’d like me to see and I can actually comment back to I originally wanted to start doing storytime animations because I wanted you guys to get to know me a little bit more and It’s been a little bit difficult since the channel has been growing in such a fast pace So I decided to build a community on amino where we can talk, chat, and where I could post sneak peeks and previews There you can give me advice and tell me “that’s a really bad idea Den do not do that” Pretty much I wanted to have an open and better communication with you guys when it comes to creating content With all that being said to help you guys get started in your path at being a supercool artist the lovely people at amino are Hooking us up with a tablet giveaway all you have to do is make sure you’re a part of the official site for CypherDen amino And post a fan art of yours truly I’ll pick some of my favorite fan arts and you guys can vote on Amino on who you think should win the giveaway? I’m also going to try my best to respond to as many messages as Possible. Draw every day. Every artist that you’ll ever ask will tell you practice or draw everyday And it’s super generic. Yeah, but it’s true You can’t just know how to draw a human face without having to draw it a couple of times Just like everything else in life It’s something you work on. Practice and repetition is something you’ll have to work on daily draw every day And you’ll see improvements, and how you look at life, and how you draw. This is also How you end up developing your own art stuff drawing every single day You know how people only pose the best parts of their lives on Instagram most artists only post their best art online You don’t get to see the back end terrible sketches countless references To reduce to hours spent you don’t get to see that you just see the final art, and you’re thinking “oh, Everything the draw must be amazing” That’s not true at all a lot of artists have Towers of sketchbook of just studies and crappy drawings that they’ve never shown anyone and that’s completely fine A sketchbook is usually just for you a place where you could unwind and draw to your heart’s content And it doesn’t have to be perfect all the time draw everyday drawing things that you like and even things you don’t like Usually you just don’t like to draw certain things because chances are you don’t know how to draw them very well Drawing things that you don’t like helps you grow into a well-rounded artist. You can’t just say “oh hey I’m a professional artist all I know how to draw our eyeballs. That’s all please hire me.” Study artists that you like. There’s a reason why you like a certain artist and why they appeal to you They’re doing something right and you like it. You could study how to use their colors poser characters use composition I’ve read somewhere that “You’re a mosaic of all the different things that you like” So make sure you look at different artists, too. You don’t want to be just another carbon copy of another artist That’s not gonna get you anywhere Personally, I love watching other artists do speed paints or speed drawings because I can learn how to get to the final piece You can also pick up on their techniques and process, on that note watch tutorials You can learn so much online nowadays tutorials are my favorite thing in the whole wide world There’s so many artists that like to share the knowledge They know and turn it into a free tutorial all you have to do is watch and learn onion skin Sacré and draw with Jazza are great examples for tutorial channels in all honesty You can learn how to animate just by watching tutorials I went to an art school and take animation courses But the way, I’m animating now and learned all on my own just by watching tutorials I started watching a channel about film effects called film riot all the way back when and they had tutorials I started learning After Effects from their videos, and I was just hooked But remember you can watch as many tutorials as possible, but if you’re not trying it and practicing it on your own Nothing’s going to happen think about it, Just because you watch videos late at night of people working out doesn’t mean you’re losing weight from that burger that you just ate five minutes ago. Just saying. references References are very important you can’t expect to know how to draw everything from the top of your head Searching up an image and using it as quote-on quote reference is not cheating looking up clothes that you’re gonna put on your character is not Cheating you don’t have to make up everything that you draw reference is Very, very, very, very, Important to making your character or your world look believable It’s not wrong to use references at all professional artists use it all the time some new artists for some reason believe otherwise But they’re also the same people with crappy art and characters would mess the proportions don’t listen to them References are important. That’s why there’s website upon website just for references Tracing and just hardcore copying a design and calling it your own on the other hand. It’s a whole different story Just because you changed a hair color doesn’t make it your character remember that it’s a different story But I still have to point it out Patience, let’s face it let’s be real you’re not going to be a super awesome artist overnight You’re going to have to work on it again and again and again Not everything you’re gonna make is going to be amazing. It. Just doesn’t work like that You have to be patient it takes time But you have to keep drawing and animating even if you come home from work or school Butt tired you have to pick up that pencil that pen whatever and you have to make something be patient be Dedicated don’t be afraid to start a lot of people tell me that they want to be an artist Eventually they want to make videos or do YouTube do you want to get into drawing or animating? But it’s always in the future when I’m old enough or when I have free time or when I get better at drawing Let me tell you this no one’s going to wait for you the more you wait the more you’re postponing it the more time You’re wasting doing absolutely nothing Get that ball rolling get started pick up a pen start drawing stop making excuses It’s not going to be amazing at first, but you work on it Not a lot of people are going see your art at first, but you still have to start just whatever you do don’t be afraid Last but not least do it because you love it if you’re doing it for YouTube do it because you love it Don’t do it for the fame or the money if the fame and the money comes along then that’s awesome but do it for the fact that you enjoy making content because it’s something that you like and you love I Enjoy making youtube videos because I like making people laugh and smile And it’s actually something I love to do hope that helped you guys out a little I’m not da Vinci, but those are the best advice that I can give personally Thanks again Amino for being so awesome and sponsoring this video don’t forget We still have a giveaway so make sure you send those fanart at the site for CypherDen Amino Don’t forget to hit that like button it makes me fart glitter either that or I just ate too many burritos anyways, I’ll see you guys later and b-bye!