Learn To Draw Step By Step & Develop Your Own Style
You will probably find that as you learn to draw step by step, you will develop your own individual drawing style quite naturally. Your personality is unique, you observe things differently to how others do and the muscles in your hand are different from anyone else’s. So in a sense, you might not be able to avoid developing your own style.
Developing your Own Drawing Style
If you feel that you don’t have your own drawing style then try experimenting with a variety of styles, techniques, and media until you find a style or a combination of styles that fit you.
You can find examples of other artists’ work on the internet or at the library. As you worry less and less about your technique and you reach the point where you can just draw you will develop your own style quite easily.
That said, it is important to be versatile as an artist so you should aim to have a variety of different styles in your repertoire. Don’t limit yourself to only one style as this may make it difficult to get commercial drawing work and you will probably get bored.
It is important not to compare your manner of drawing to that of other artists, as there will always be someone ‘better’ than you and someone ‘worse’ than you. Be inspired by others, but don’t compare.
Developing versatility in drawing
Besides for developing your own drawing style, it is always good to be versatile in your drawing to help keep you stimulated and to ensure that your work is marketable should you want to draw commercially.
There are various ways to become more versatile.
First is an inspiration: You should expose yourself to as many different drawing styles as you can by looking at art books and viewing exhibitions amongst others. You could also try taking classes from different teachers as each teacher has their own style of drawing and teaching which they will pass on to you.
You could also be your own drawing coach and set yourself different tasks with different goals, aimed at different audiences. For example, you could set yourself a project in which you illustrate a nursery rhyme, or design a poster for an art exhibition, or design a book cover. This will provide you with practice as well as material for a portfolio if you do want to get into drawing commercially.
You must ensure that you continually challenge yourself by learning to draw different subject matter, using different media and different techniques. Perhaps look at websites and agencies that market the work of illustrators to see what clients are looking for so that you can develop your skills in the right direction.
All these combined efforts will finally guide you to learn step by step your own drawing style.