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I usually get notes/comments to ask about drawing and of course I always happy to share my experiences with you cause I want all of us becomes better ^^ but sometimes, same answers may take a bit time therefore I will answers and post all questions of you here. It will save more my time and your time. Is it okie?
But please, I only answer question about art/drawing which I know. I don't want (and don't like) any question about myself therefore please don't ask those. I wont answer them ^3^
1. What kind of materials do you use? What's brand name?
-Mechanical pencil lead 0.5mm 2B (pentel), regular eraser (pentel), ball point pen 0.1 (Pigma, Sakura) and sometimes black/gray markers for effect, I usually use PaperOne paper 'all purpose' (type on google and you can see it) - but mostly, I grab any paper around me for drawing, it's not really a matter for me & Faber Castel classic colors pencil (48 colors) www.officebuy.co.nz/data/Image…
<- This is what I use. Yes, I don't use watercolors pencil cause personal I love classic colors more cause they look brighter.
2. How long have you been for drawing? And how many hours do you draw everyday?
-I drew when I was 3 or 4 years old but style which u see I draw now was around 2008. I try to spend at least 4 hours per day but actually there are always more than that (cause I want to improve more and more
3. Do you take any school of art? Do you think learning art during education (e.g. High School, College, Uni) is important?
-I learn myself. Example: you can see a lot of amazing artists from DA, I m sure u can learn a lot from them ^^.
-I think it depends, school will help you learn basic but if you want to be better or improve, you need to work hard yourself.
4. How do you do your lineart? And how to keep it clean?
My pencil NEVER scans into the computer, even after adjusting the brightness in photoshop a thousand times.
My scanner eats my colors and lineart, it doesn't turn out right. Should I buy a new scanner?
-First, I sketch them with mechanical pencil (but try to draw them very blur), then I draw main lines (lineart) with mechanical pencil (or you can use pen) -> erase the rest, only keep the lineart (It's also a first step to clean lineart). Then after u scan, go to photoshop -> Bright/contrast. But if it's a colors pic then after follow same step till the lineart step -> color them -> scan -> Bright/contrast on photoshop to make it brighter.
-You just need to turn off the auto mod of scanner (it's in option), though the picture can come out very dark but after you use PS to edit (bright/contrast), it will turn out better (it's just my experience. If you have any better idea, please feel free to tell cause I am not good at PS honestly) . My scanner is Canon Lide 60 and it's only 70$, sometimes I use scanner Canon Lide 200, and price of it is around 110$.
5. How do you put the color on the paper to make it look smooth?
-I recognize 1 funny thing when I draw on paper. Do you know what? If you try to feel and touch the paper yourself, then will have 1 side of paper smoother than other side (is it cool?). If you want smooth look then use soft side, and if you want colors look classic & texture then use another side. Also, another tip is don't press the pencil/color pencil strong then paper will turns 'shine' and u cant color any more on it. If you want colors look darker please be patience, just do them softly with many layers.
6. Do you color in circles, or go along the shape of the lineart?
-Again it depends, sometimes I go straight lines & sometimes I use circles. Why? because u should look at your colors pencil, if it sharp then u should go straight lines (cause if u colors like circle, it will give some colors dust), and when colors pencil head is round, u go for circle (this time colors will very soft and pastel)
7. Where do you get inspiration for your drawing & your character's costumes/background from? Do you use ref. or they are your own creation? Do you take it as a challenge to find new and unique ways to pattern your character's clothes?
-I image them myself cause I like challenge myself. Patterns were a result after practicing 4 years & I proud to say I didn't copy it. And background? Myself I think I m not good at background and still need to learn more more and more...I mean a lot.
-I don't like to use ref too (except sometimes I need to see ref for hard animals as tigers, lions and I see those photos from my sister...She has those),
But sometimes when commissioners give me picture and said they want that, this, those, etc...I still try to keep the shape of clothes only and change it to my style (and thanks to all commissioners, they always let me free to do that. Aren't they awesome?)
-Yes, and I always try to create new patterns every time though not much people can see it cause my works are crazy
8. How long it takes for you to draw one picture..?
- Sketch: usually few days (3-4 days) & colors (1-2 weeks and more if picture has more details)
9. Do you listen to anything while you draw, if so what kinds of things or music do you listen to and how does it affect your art?
-Honestly when I m drawing, I just like deaf. I pay all my effort for my drawing therefore music or non-music is fine for me
. But sometimes for relaxing drawing, I do listen music like Yanni (omg, I love him), David Nueve, etc (they are pianist
.). I dont think music affect much to me
. (But dont take it like I m not music person, I do love music so much)