finalgale said: Numbers 7, 9 and 12 if that's okay to ask so many ><
Of course it’s okay! Thanks so much for taking the time to send me asks finalgale~! ^^
(I thought I would do this all in brush pen to practice control but it ended up being hard to read at the size I was drawing at D:)
7. How often do you use references?
Almost all the time unless I’m just doodling randomly/it’s just a face. Usually the reference is just my own body
(oh that’s what a fist looks like)
(Even if it’s not the right angle, it helps me envision)
By reference, I’m thinking of anything you would draw upon that isn’t 100% mental.
To expand on this - if Google, mirrors, cameras, models (aka. friends) aren’t available, I’ll still often try to create the pose I’m trying to draw. Even if I can’t actually see it, it helps me mentally picture in my head where things are positioned in relationship to each other - basically spatial awareness. I think the more you observe and do draw from life, the more your acuity for this will be developed as well, and I find my own body is a convenient quick check even if it’s something I’m used to drawing.
Also, I will often roughly sketch an image, but the more I want to refine/polish it up, the more I will use a reference of some sort (again, even if it’s just myself) at various points to help me fine tune and make it more natural. It really is amazing how much a quick look at some sort of reference, even if it’s feeling yourself pose, or looking down at, say, your own shoes, can help remind you of so many little details that enhance the image.
9. How much time do you spend drawing on an average day?
*surfing tumblr, looking up Yu Yu stuff*
Nowhere near as much as I should. Maybe 1-2 hours tops, usually less, more on weekends. Maybe (I have a bad sense of time and I’m really impatient)
Art is a hobby for me and I have a different full time job.
That said, my recent Yu Yu nostalgia kersplosion has helped motivate me to draw more and I’m trying to take advantage of that momentum.
Most of my drawing time is in the evenings, after dinner. In retrospect, maybe 1 hour tops is generous; it’s frequently interrupted by other activities. For example, I’ll draw for like 5 minutes, then surf for at least that amount of time, then continue drawing again.
12. Is it okay for people to ask you about your process?
Yes! Please ask away! ^^
Not sure if my process description will actually be helpful to anyone, but I’m happy to share what I do! ^^
Rest of questions are here~