YEAH I write most of the words in my art bc im lazy and it’s easier to fit it with the art that way HA H H A
OH HEH THAT”S REALLY CUTE OMG Fay’s hair used to be kinda curly
IM SURE Your friend is much cuter than fay WINKS
I WONDER what my mind would look like as a garden
it is my destiny
UHHH I TAKE anywhere from 1-5 hours++ to draw something and for the comic, one full update takes around a day maybe?? But if you include the time I take to think of stuff it’s more like a month HAHA
I don’t keep swatches anymore, I used to but then i realized that I don’t use them LOL I don’t have a fixed palette for skin tones but I mosiac’d some of my recent drawings for you HOPE THAT HELPS
I do feel a bit weirded out when I see people with a similar style as another artist but PERSONALLY I don’t think I’d find it offensive bc it COULD be a coincidence (I don’t think I have a very distinct style anyway) and I think style emulation is a phase that every artist goes through at some point in their life.
Every artist starts by emulating, be it from another artist or from real life, and it’s how you grow and learn. I don’t think it’s a bad thing bc I believe that most people eventually grow out of it and find their own way, so it’s not something I’d get upset over. I went through a bunch of phases when I was younger, I did powerpuff girls style, Kaori yuki’s style and Vampire Knight’s style?? LAUGHS I’m still a little lost when it comes to identifying my style rn tbh
ALSO IT IS ONE THING TO EMULATE A STYLE but it is another to copy/ copy elements directly from another artist’s work and the latter is something I absolutely do not agree with.
it depends on how i feel like doing things but most of the time I do both!
I think comparing yourself to other people is unavoidable, especially with the internet and sharing sites like tumblr, and I don’t necessarily think it’s a BAD thing to compare, bc that’s what helps you identify your own strengths and weaknesses as an artist.
1) WHEN YOU see a piece of work online or anywhere, remember this is the product of LOTS OF TIME AND EFFORT, not just the sketches that go into this particular drawing, not just something the artist magically spits out; It’s the effort of all the years the artist has spent drawing and working on their art.
2) If you like someone’s art, THINK about why you like it, don’t just go: oh this person’s art is so much better than mine. THINK about how they got those colors and how you can incorporate that into your work. It also doesn’t hurt to ask the artist.
3) YOU HAVE TO PUT IN WORK if you want results. It doesn’t matter if you’re drawing for fun, or for school/work, IF YOU want to get better, the answer is always the same, you gotta keep on drawing.
4) HAVE PATIENCE. You will not get immediate results with art and if you continuously strive for quick results, you will only get more frustrated and upset with yourself.
5) REMEMBER that no one can draw like you. Even if someone copies your drawings line for line, it still won’t be exactly the same, SO HEY, with every drawing you’re adding something absolutely unique to the art world. You have BOTH strengths and weaknesses, so don’t be so quick to dismiss what you can do in favor of what you might not be so good at.
There will always be someone better than you and if people used that as a reason to give up on art, we will be missing out on a lot of amazing artists, SO STAY STRONG ANON, keep on drawing and I know you will get to where you want to be someday
I’VE GOTTEN TOO USED TO DRAWING HIM WITH BLOND HAIR I CAN”T GO BACK NOW