Artist Creates Illustrations to Show How It Takes Time to Perfect Your Craft

Whether you’re an established artist or an aspiring one, you’ll know that practice makes perfect. And thanks to the Internet, you no longer have to attend art school to learn how to draw or paint. There’s now an abundance of online drawing tutorials with talented artists sharing their how-tos, letting you learn for free. One artist to share her secrets is Netherlands-based Floortjes, who creates hyperrealistic digital paintings.

Using a drawing tablet, iPad, and mix of programs including Procreate and Photoshop, Floortjes often sets herself (and her audience) time restrictive challenges. Whether speedily sketching her subjects in just a matter of seconds, or revisiting drawings to slowly build up detail, the talented artist illustrates that it takes time to perfect your craft. “I love practicing by doing speed challenges. It forces you to really look at the basics of a subject and not go into detail too much,” she reveals on Instagram. Floortjes encourages her followers by posting daily drawing tips, saying, “Don't give up! Keep practicing everyone.”

As well as speed challenges, Floortjes also posts simple, instructive illustrations to teach her followers how to draw different objects. From lifelike hair, eyes, and lips, to realistic feathers, flowers, and jewels, Floortjes helps aspiring artists to break down their subjects into simple steps. Each piece starts with a rough sketch and is built up with base colors, shadows, highlights, and refined details as a finishing touch. However, Floortjes reveals that for her, it all comes down to discipline. “The way to improve your art is to practice, work hard and be determined.”

You can follow Floortjes on Instagram and YouTube to get started.

Digital artist Floortjes shares drawing tutorials on how to create hyperrealistic digital paintings.

Her speed challenges illustrate that it takes time to perfect your craft.

Floortjes also posts simple, instructive illustrations to teach viewers how to draw different objects, step-by-step.

Subscribe to the artist’s YouTube channel to get started.

Floortjes Artwork: Instagram | YouTubeDeviantart

All images via Floortjes Artwork.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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