My question today isn’t about krita itself, but about ‘how to use krita, to keep your style consistent’?
…I heard that the art industry is both about keeping it consistent and improving, respectively. These two things are quite tricky, but honestly, learning is easier than retaining knowledge and keeping it. It’s really a shame that i discovered it only now.
Throughout the last year or two, i was focusing more on learning (about color, light, effects, some form) - and i got to be honest, my style changed with almost every piece. I know that all my artworks have that little something that unites them, but i’m starting to suspect that the sheer amount of differences can become troublesome? When it comes to style?
Let me show a few examples of how i go about drawing animals/creatures:
Again, these are styles, more than one consistent style. I called it abstract-ish until now, but i realize i should call it ‘confused’ instead
I look at my drawings and i realize i can’t do something the exact same way. I can’t follow trough with a series of paintings. The furthest i got with a consistent style was 3 pieces, and that was when i drew the drawings in a row, in one document, in one day.
And this issue isn’t only about paintings. Even the easiest cartoons sometimes seem that way. Even if i do some reference proportions, or lines, cutting things and setting a barrier for every little piece. If i change the pose or clothing it just crosses out every bit of planning i might have put into the drawing
It seems like i should work on this. If i can’t remember exactly how i drew a painting, is it still possible to continue a series of paintings?
What should i do to keep a consistent style, or maybe, a few consistent styles?
Is it a problem in me, or is there just a rule i haven’t been following all this time?
If anyone is kind enough to give me (and possibly other people who read this!) some insight into this, some advice, all will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for reading ~
(If the example mash-up isn’t clear, i have this gallery on the side)
(This question isn’t in the ‘Beginner’s Questions’ category because i am not exactly a beginner? I guess the question itself might be a little basic, so if that’s the case, i will try to move this post there)
(I appreciate any and all advice🌈 - feel free to point out whatever doesn’t make sense, too! Anything helps)