Not much to say about me really, but what most people seem to ask is; where did I learn how to draw?
I don't have an education in art (yet) and I've never been taught by anyone how to draw, I've just always done it. It hasn't always been a passion for me though. For many years I actually resented it. In fact, it wasn't until two years ago that I truly started to love making art myself, haha! I've always loved watching other perform different types of art, but never did I find it satisfying to sit down and draw; it was a chore and a demand from the old friends I used to have.
Luckily when I changed school, that changed, along with me gaining an increasing interest in movies and animation, and now I finally love drawing almost every single time I do it.
I just turned 20, I am on my third year in Gymnasium and I'll
Usually when I get an idea, I need to get it down right away or I loose interest for it in a matter of seconds. Despite that I can have the idea for several days and fid it equally appealing each day- I loose my desire to draw it. When I've sketched it either on the computer, I start colouring and finishing it right away. The only drawings I can work on for more than a week or more, is commissions, because I know I have to do them. I have a ton of personal drawings just waiting to be buried in my graveyard of sketches and WIP's.
I've been asked what I like to work with the most, and really it changes a lot.
With traditional I have a better ability to draw hands usually, but my heads are always, ALWAYS too big, and I tend to only see that once I start lining. That's where photoshop is good, because I can always fix it there. I like coloring with photoshop more, but then again- I haven't touched my pencils for years and I am still a newbie at copic markers.
· Programs and brushes
I use photoshop CS5. I've never tried using any programs than these, so I can't speak for whether or not it's better or worse than other programs. (Or well I have- but I don't want to start a debate)
The brushes I use are these [link] by *algenpfleger and the brushes provided by photoshop.
A regular pencil, and ink pens, usually size 0.03, 0.5 and 1.0. To color I use copic- and pro markers and colored pencils from any bookstore.
How to get inspired? Well- to me it's a lot of different things.
Mostly I need to be in the mood to get inspired. If I'm gloomy, bored or irritable I usually can't draw.
If I am in the mood though, I get inspiration from basically anything, but three main things come to my mind: Music, Movies and Food.
I listen to everything, really everything. I am bad at staying at one genre for too long, and switch between opera one week, and then metal the next, country after that and then it's dub-step and so on and so forth. Each time I hear a piece of music, I imagine sceneries, feelings, situations, memories, fight-scenes and so on and all of it makes me want to draw. Usually I don't listen to music that has anything to with the piece I'm drawing while I'm drawing it though haha!
The music I listen to the most is various soundtracks from the movies I love.
I'm the same with movies as I am with music. To me, I don't care about the genre as long as the movie is good. There are genres I have a harder time watching than others though, like horror, but that's mostly because my nerves are thinner than a needles eye. I have a variety of movies and they all inspire me in different ways, both new and old movies either because of the acting, the story, the pictures, the message etc.
Okay this category is weird, but after I discovered tumblr and all the amazing food blogs, I found myself inspired every time I saw a beautiful food photo. I didn't feel the need to eat or drink whatever was on the photo, but instead I wanted to take the colors and create something as fresh looking as in the picture. It's strange, but it's very effective!
But let us not exclude that a walk in the park, a sentence said by my teacher or shopping for hairpins etc. can randomly inspire me as well!
· How do you get over an art-block?
I don't, haha! When I hit an art-block, which to me is just not wanting to draw, not feeling inspired, if I'm tired, irritable or bored, then I just stop drawing. I usually just take a break and watch a movie, take a walk, sew, sing etc. really just anything but drawing, just to do something else.
Sometimes the breaks can last weeks, other times only a few days, but I never try to force myself to be creative or it doesn't feel real. This only applies to personal stuff though, as I can almost always force myself to do work, unless I feel really really shitty.
I am horrible at tutorials and I only have four so far, which can be found here [link]
Sometimes I make them by request, but other times I randomly mix something together. It's not often though as my ability to explain myself is close to that of a 2 year old.
All info can be found here [link] !
I LOVE collabs, but usually only with styles I like and get inspired by myself, so please don't be offended if I turn you down. Sometimes I am also just too busy to take up collabs, and I prioritize commissions over collabs and art trades.
· Art trades
Same with collabs. I love doing doing art trades, but I'll only accept if your art inspires me, so please don't feel offended if I say no!
Feel free to drop me a request on my tumblr [link] ! I tend to only accept RotG related requests though haha
· Free art ??
· Bying prints
You can buy prints from me here [link] !
· Reviewing art
I've gotten quite a few requests if I can review other peoples art. As much as I am flattered, I do not find myself capable of doing so. I am not able to give a fair review, especially if I am not that particularly interested in what you might draw. Sorry !
Usually I don't mind my art being used if I still get credit, but I will silently judge you in your sleep if you take my art and use it for profit hahaha and I will sue you.
· Where to find me