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5. What’s your favorite thing to draw?
People in general are my favourite things to draw, specifically men (I find women hard to draw, largely because they all end up looking like me or like men haha). I also enjoy drawing room interiors and all the little details and flourishes that make a space unique.
6. What’s your least favorite thing to draw?
Made-up mechanical things and animals are tied as my least favourite things to draw. I never had any pets so I haven’t spent a lot of time understanding how animals are built and operate (so they just look like blobs if I draw them without reference), and mechanical things are just all angles and precise perspective, which I enjoy when it’s a room interior but hate when I’m making up mechanical stuff from my head (and then I decided to set my webcomic on a spacestation ahahaha what’s wrong with me)
7. How often do you use references?
If it’s a photo/hyperrealistic piece, I always use references, if it’s just a sketch then I usually don’t unless the sketch is of someone else’s character (and not one of my OCs) or of an animal. If I draw an animal, you betta believe it’s referenced to death. In the past I used to draw from a single reference, but over time I’ve tried to start referencing from several sources so that I’m not just copying a picture but instead making my own.
For the Hoster/Brynden piece I used a bunch of references for the elements of their poses but basically bullshitted the clothes from my head and general references (like pics of the Blackfish’s chainmail boots), having done the whole fishscale armour thing before for Edmure. I generally don’t show process stuff because it’s kind of embarrassing how much I have to change over the course of a piece, but here you go:
15. How long does an average piece take you to complete?
My pieces for the Collab of Ice and Fire zine took me roughly two weeks each of evening/night work…I’m definitely not a quick worker (largely because I enjoy the process of drawing and each bit of it is an act of love and I don’t want it to be over with so soon, but also largely because I’m a perfectionist). Sketches you see me post are usually 2-4 hours each, I’d say. I have a problem where I can’t seem to just sketch loosely without the sketch essentially turning into the lineart >< That’s why figure drawing sessions are great to loosen and speed up with.
17. Do you think you’re justified in giving other people art advice?
I believe anyone is justified in giving art advice…whether they are tactful enough to do it is the real question. Having grown up on art boards asking for C&C (comments and critique) on art practically from my first drawing onward, I’ve heard horrible mean and useless critique and I’ve heard hard-to-hear but super useful critique. I think observations from artists and non artists alike are great - I used to have (and still have to some extent when I get “stylized”) a problem with ENORMOUS noses on my people. It doesn’t take an artist to note “hey, that dude’s nose is like half his face”. I think it’s best to call out something that you like about the picture (and if you can’t find something, anything you like about it, like the colour of the character’s hair or their taste in socks, I don’t even know, then you probably shouldn’t comment) and then pair that with a suggestion, whatever suggestion you think would make the biggest impact on the quality of the piece. Then if they are receptive to that feedback, you can get detailed with your advice. The key is feeling out whether the person actually wants critique or if they just want to show off something they’re proud of…and it’s sometimes really hard to tell with young artists especially. God knows sometimes thirteen year old me just wanted to show something off and then felt like I was unfairly being torn to shreds.
Nitpicky thing: Please don’t just say “something feels off about the ______”. It doesn’t give the artist anything to go off of to improve the piece. If something feels off, pull up a similar photo and see if you can identify what it is before commenting (like in my case the over-long noses).
19. What is the most difficult thing for you to draw?
Difficult….difficult…well, aside from making mechanical objects up in my head, probably animals. I really just don’t get them. Aside from that (so that I don’t repeat myself), feet are pretty tough and I generally have to redraw them a ton before they look right. They’re not my least favourite thing to draw though because they’re interesting, and they’re super fulfilling once you’ve gotten them right.
20. What is the easiest thing for you to draw?
Hands are actually pretty easy for me (and fun, so maybe I’m conflating the fun and ease a little). Clothing folds and wrinkles are also easy/fun for me.
- Do you prefer traditional drawing, or digital?
- How long have you been drawing?
- How many classes have you taken?
- Do you have a DeviantArt, personal website, or art blog?
- What’s your favorite thing to draw?
- What’s your least favorite thing to draw?
- How often do you use references?
- Do you draw professionally, or just for fun?
- How much time do you spend drawing on an average day?
- Are you confident about your art?
- How many art-related blogs do you follow?
- Is it okay for people to ask you about your process?
- Do you prefer to keep your art personal, or do you like drawing things for other people?
- Do you ever collaborate with others?
- How long does an average piece take you to complete?
- Do you draw more today than you did in the past, or do you draw less?
- Do you think you’re justified in giving other people art advice?
- What are you currently trying to improve on?
- What is the most difficult thing for you to draw?
- What is the easiest thing for you to draw?
- Do you like to challenge yourself?
- Are you confident that you’re improving steadily?
- Do you draw more fanart, or more original art?
- Do you feel jealous when you see other people’s art, or inspired? (Be honest!)
- Do you like to draw in silence, or with music?
- For digital artists: what program(s) do you use?
- For digital artists: how many layers does a typical piece require?
- For traditional artists: what medium do you like most? (Pencil, charcoals, etc)
- For traditional artists: How do you usually start on a big piece? (Light sketch, colored lead, sketchpaper, etc)
- What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?
i’ve seen people doing this so let’s try this
- reblog this so i can make you a graphic/edit/gifset based of your url/fandoms of your blog
- you don’t have to be following me
- i’ll try my best and if it gets too much notes, I’ll have to become selective at time to make the things because of obvious reasons
- person: i love game of thrones!
- me: oh awesome me too
- person: i hate sansa though she's so stu-
- me: bye