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1. Do you prefer traditional drawing, or digital?
I used to be heavy on traditional, but has grown more and more fond of digital. I like the things that digital make possible that I don't have the skills to do traditionally. I still like traditional but I do use digital a lot, especially when I'm lazy.
2. How long have you been drawing?
I wasn't very old when I began copying my older sister. Oh how she hated when I even copied the things she drew. I was just a kindergarden kid doing whatever my sister did. Just never stopped.
3.How many classes have you taken?
On arting? Not much besides the classes in regular school. Never really liked to get schooled in it, I just wanted to learn on my own. The art stuff after school I tried turned out more to be hobby crafting shops.
3. Do you have a DeviantArt, personal website, or art blog?
dA, of course, FA for the other stuff and made a tumblr for pony stuff in my failed attempt to keep the pony at minimum on dA. No personal websites, I like the systems on dA and such to share with other artists.
4. What’s your favorite thing to draw?
For the moment ponies. What I like to draw follows my shifting interests. I like to work on anatomy to see what I can do with it and try figure out different body types, although it doesn't show much. Far too often I just draw generically.
5.What’s your least favorite thing to draw?
Hmmmmmm, good question. Big crowds in big pictures with lots of work. I'm rather lazy and don't like too big things that can make me go "Nope" even before a considered start.
6.How often do you use references?
I still use plenty but not as many as in the past. Now it's mostly references of characters to get characters and their details right. But still looking up pose references now and then. Even for ponies.
7.Do you draw professionally, or just for fun?
Fun! Fun? Funfunfunfunfun! Fun!
8.How much time do you spend drawing on an average day?
Depends on time and motivation. I would usually at least doodle every day but my classes are now often workshop classes and I won't have much time to sit and doddle during those. By the computer, if not getting too distracted, I like to sit and draw while watching/listening to videos. But currently I get easily distracted from drawing.
9. Are you confident about your art?
Both and not. I'm proud of how far I have gotten, remembering how I drew in the past while also being proud of it back then. I'm also critical to keep myself up to the challenge of getting better. It's easy to do by looking at all the beautiful master pieces my friends can make in a few minutes while bored. But I'm also properly confident. I know I draw good. But I also know I can still do better.
10.How many art-related blogs do you follow?
Really only using dA and FA for art-relations. Tumblr too but that one is also for rants and silly things more than just art. dA is for sharing progresses in our art development and offer and receive critique. FA is for... stuff to enjoy. With a bit praise and critique too.
11.Is it okay for people to ask you about your process?
Sure. Just mind I can be slow and lazy sometimes.
12.Do you prefer to keep your art personal, or do you like drawing things for other people?
I'm all over the place really. I draw what I enjoy and I draw to make others happy.
13.Do you ever collaborate with others?
A few times now and then. Not much on a big scale though.
14.How long does an average piece take you to complete?
Variates between a few hours to days or weeks. Depends on time and motivation. Although I like like I'm getting more and more slow with my art...
15.Do you draw more today than you did in the past, or do you draw less?
Feels like less...
16.Do you think you’re justified in giving other people art advice?
Sometimes yes, if I feel they appreciate it. I like getting critique and advice myself and want to offer it to others too to help them as well. Been through the process myself to make the whole arting to work and want to share my own guidelines with others to help them past the same stages.
17.What are you currently trying to improve on?
Anatomy and poses are always fun to work on and can definitely always be improved. I want more motion and more expression put into the lines.
18.What is the most difficult thing for you to draw?
Forever hands and feet. Guts and gore is very hard too.
19.What is the easiest thing for you to draw?
Hmmmm, not sure. Probably average cute stuff. It's my typical style.
20.Do you like to challenge yourself?
Yes, sometimes. I find it interesting to test out what I can do at this point by trying out new things in my style. Although I can be a quitter too.
21.Are you confident that you’re improving steadily?
Looking back, yes. I know I'll keep improve if I just keep drawing. My improvement is still coming more slowly, but that ain't any excuse to think I have reached the top.
22. Do you draw more fanart, or more original art?
Fanart for sure.
23.Do you feel jealous when you see other people’s art, or inspired? (Be honest!)
Still do, but without the bitterness. I can admire what my friends create and hope it will inspire me to do more and do better myself.
24.Do you like to draw in silence, or with music?
I mostly draw to online videos on youtube or TGWTG as background noise while I work, but music can do too.
25. For digital artists: what program(s) do you use?
An old PhotoShop, not sure which one since I don't have it at hand to check.
For digital artists: how many layers does a typical piece require?
I try to keep it simple, usually I go about 5 layers at the least, can get up to 10 at the most. Depending on the piece. I like to have an easy overlook over things.
For traditional artists: what medium do you like most?
Mechanical pencil on smooth paper. Nothing beats working with pencil lines and see how smooth they are. I always enjoy drawing up with ink too, there's just something about ink. But it rarely gets as smooth as pencil.
For traditional artists: How do you usually start on a big piece?
Simple sketch with very fine, light strokes to get an overall idea before I begin on more vissible and heavy lines and just from there. 26.What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?
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