If you've been experimenting in your sketchbook, maybe this is why your work looks worse (at least to you). If for example you've gone from drawing in great detail to very loose or you've changed your style, your work may look worse because you haven't yet mastered that look.
If you're approaching your art too rigidly or without an element of “fun”, then you're likely to get frustrated and eventually quit over time. You're also likely not to find much improvement in your work because you're looking at it too closely.
Common reasons why your digital art looks bad are using too much or too little contrast, overuse of the dodge & burn tools, only painting with soft brushes, using too much saturation, and overusing custom brushes and textures.
Perhaps you aren't drawing often enough to allow for experimentation. If you draw only once a week, fear of failure may deter you from trying something new. If you can overcome that fear and experiment, you may develop a new skill, a new style or aesthetic which will satisfy you more.
“Just as you develop your Self and become more like “you” as you grow up, your artistic voice is doing the same thing. With every experience you have, your Self changes and grows, and with every piece of art you make, your style changes and grows.”
Just as your Self is developing and your artistic voice is becoming more of "you", so is your artistic voice. The Self you have changes and grows as you have experiences, and the manner in which you express yourself changes and grows as you make art. Your style shouldn't be stagnant, and that's why it's important.
Good art always explores new subjects, emotions, feelings, sceneries and methodologies. If something catches your eye or if you discover something new in a piece of art, you should decide whether this uniqueness really sets the artwork apart and enhances the piece, or not.
Solution: Lower your expectations of yourself and your work. Realize that you don't have to create a masterpiece every time you enter the studio. If you go in and fingerpaint and it feels good, you learn something, you stretch yourself, and enjoy the process, that is a success.
Lack of practice is the primary reason why people are bad at drawing. If you don't practice regularly, you can never improve your drawing skills. Without practice, one will never understand the basics of drawing, let alone become an expert.
Since much of digital art is a matter of emulation, it can be difficult to emulate traditional art. And that's just it: digital art is not cheating. It is simply a way to be more efficient. The tools you use will speed up parts of the workflow for you, such as rotating, warping, transforming, and picking colors.
Reason 1 – You Need More Practice
This is probably the most common reason why people struggle with drawing. They simply need more practice to get better. Drawing is a skill and like with any other skill, you can't expect to get better without practicing it.
The only way you can tell if you're good at drawing is by drawing every day for at least a month to evaluate your progress. It must be a month because there isn't a single artist in the world who took a pencil and knew how to draw without practice or experience.
Yes, anyone can learn to draw. You may think you have no talent but others may well appreciate what you draw. A natural talent may make the learning process easier, but drawing is as much of a skill as a talent. As with any other skill, this can be learned.
There might be a whole bunch of different reasons someone tags a particular piece as bad art. For example, a work might fail to conform to ordinary expectations about art. Or it might be morally challenging, disturbing, or even ethically questionable.
Artists are both born and taught, says Nancy Locke, associate professor of art history at Penn State. "There is no question in my mind that artists are born," says Locke. Many artists arrive in the world brimming with passion and natural creativity and become artists after trying other vocations.
Drawing is a skill you can learn even if you don't have talent. Drawing requires a vast set of skills that people do not acquire at birth. Although some people may naturally draw better than others initially, practice and study are the factors that differentiate a good artist from a common one.
FAILED ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL is an intervention that enables a critical, yet playful discussion of (artistic) failure. To become a failed artist, applicants are required to fill out an application form and confess their failure.
"Perfection is simply something that lives within the artist. It's an idea that they want to become the best version of themselves." For Viktor, perfectionism is much more concrete than an idea: "From my point of view, perfectionism does exist and can be damaging to the creator.
A lot of world-famous problem-solvers and artists were indeed worriers and overthinkers.
The answer is simple: contemporary art is art made today by living artists. As such, it reflects the complex issues that shape our diverse, global, and rapidly changing world.
The first step to finding your style is forgetting about your style. You can't develop a style while thinking about it too consciously. You can't force yourself into something unique — you need to let your mind and your eye and your hand play together. Make art.
Art is both a talent and also something that you can learn.
There are people who can do art very well without going to school, and that's what we can say it is a talent and on the other hand there are schools that teach art in which you can develop great skills by learning.