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People comment on how I draw, and in a bad way. I guess my name has become a way to describe how I draw now, according to one of my friends.
I know I need a lot of improvement, but where do you think this bad style comes from? I'm not trying to make a style of anything.
Two most recent drawings that originated "Lukas-y"
I don't see why it's a bad thing that people see you in your work. I'm sure it's obvious, even to yourself, that these two painting have a pretty distinct style. Which can be a good thing. However, if you're not happy with where you are, it means you need to expand your artistic toolbox, find the tools that you need in order to create work that you're happy with. Styles can change, but the fundamentals of drawing allways stay the same. For example, these two pieces tell me you need to work more on your proportions, and the way you draw fabric (the form of the figures in many cases get lost underneath the clothing). The only way to achieve this is through study and practice.
Are you sure it's a bad thing? They just look contour-y to me.
I had the same problem one or two years ago. Everytime I drew something it ended up in my "own style", but the problem was that I didn't like my own style.
My goal was to achive a very realistic look, but most of the stuff I painted looked more cartoony.
I actually got over this problem with working on my fundamentals. Getting a better grasp about values, perspective and lightning helped me a lot to get rid of the style.
So in the end the problem that I was stucked with the style was just that I didn't know how to draw better / more the way I wanted.
Gonna join in with the echo chamber and say that you probably need to work on your fundamentals a bit.
There's nothing wrong with drawing in your own style, and no matter how good you are, not everyone's going to like what you do, but artists of a "high skill level" will acquire a certain level of respect even when the person looking at their work doesn't really like it all that much. You can recognize the craft and all that. Maybe you could talk to your friends and ask them exactly what they mean when they say your art is "Lucas-y." If they have criticisms to make, there's nothing wrong with asking them to be more articulate about them. Whatever they're trying to get at, Lucasy is a weird way to describe it.