Well, I am seriously thinking about taking commissions more openly, setting up a few price guidelines and examples, bla bla. I need to get some money in for some upcoming expenses of the school-related kind, so I'm hoping make some extra.
And now a survey I ganked from...
- When did you start drawing?
Photographic evidence points that I was already scribbling on paper at two months of age. As actual drawings? I think since I was three.
- Which hand do you use for drawing?
Right hand, but I can draw well with my left one when I use a mouse.
- Which is easier to draw - male or female?
I can do both. Males used to be difficult for me during my DBZ years. Akira Toriyama's body-shape is hard to break from.
- Which is easier to draw - long hair or short hair?
I can do both just fine.
- Is it easier to draw the head facing towards the right or the left?
I have a preference for the right, but I can do both without one being more difficult than the other.
- Is it easier to draw the side view of the face or the front view?
Neither's harder for me.
- What do you have problems in drawing?
Animals, very very realistic styles unless I'm painting, and firearms.
- What do you like to draw?
Anything I feel like it. I admit a preference for intricate 'fantasy' clothing designs, dresses, armors.
- Are you a traditional artist or a digital artist?
Both, although I tend to do a lot more digital work, I do enjoy drawing in paper and coloring with pencils. I'm would like to try art markers.
- Where do you start drawing from?
The face, usually.
- What is your drawing habit that you are aware of?
I tend to run out of space and many times I end up cutting the pic at the knees because I don't feel like resizing my canvas most of time, unless I previously lay out a skelleton to have placement, or I really, really want to have a full body piece.
- Any tips for coloring/shading?
Do not use burn and dodge tools to do the whole shading for you. Do not be afraid to use photos for color referencing and play around, you can come up with an easier shading/coloring technique that suits your needs that way.
- How long does it take to finish a piece of art?
I sketch pretty fast, but cleaning and coloring can take much longer, especially if it's the pic's resolution is big, my cell shading coloring it's fast, my monochromatic may take a few hours, probably one or two of effective work. My softer shadding can take several hours depending on the colors and complexity of the piece. If I do it on paper, it's just a few hours with breaks to let my finger rest.
- What music do you listen to while you draw?
Depends a lot. I tend to listen to instrumental music the most, scores, OSTs, but I'll listen to anything depending on the kind of piece I'm rendering. More often than not, it's the music that dictates what my piece will be.
- How long does it take you to come up with an idea?
Not long, most of time what I draw is on a whim. I tend to say my hand goes free and the rest of me is just tagging for the trip. Many times I can't conciously see the moment the idea pops in. But most of time it's a few minutes unless I'm given an especific request of how it should be.
- Your favorite drawing utensils?
Mechanical pencil (0.5 and a sharpener to thin the tip even more) eraser, my trusty mouse, my tablet, and art programs of choice.
- Your favorite color/the color that you use a lot?
Indigo is my favorite color and I tend to outline and sketch with it on the pc, and as background in different gradations for sketches. But I'd say one of the colors I use the most is red and that I enjoy using it's red.
- Your favorite style(s)?
Uhm... I don't know what my style is like. I like realism if I feel it fits (There's certain things i don't like taking out of their niche style) I like stylization and cartoonism, and anime/manga, comics styles. As for myself my style is influenced by cartoons and anime/manga but I try to add some hints of realism and stylization where it works
- Are you satisfied with your current art?
I'm never satisfied per se. Do I like my current art? Yes. Much more compared to previous years, but I know I'm in a road for constant improvement, be it on technical aspects or more subjective ones.
- What kind of artist are you aiming for?
I am not a professional. Would I like to be? Depends. I feel I am more of an illustrator than I could be a comic artist, but I don't deny I'd like to draw some fan-comics just for giggles. I just want to make artwork that'll make me and those I draw for happy with the final product. IMO if my artwork can make someone have a few minutes of happiness, be it me, my friends, or viewers, I am fulfilling the purpose behind my work.
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