Haven't done one of these questionnaires in a while.
When did you start drawing?
I drew tradtional ink drawings ever since I was born. But I didn't touch digital art until 2014, which is also when I inadvertently discovered I'm musically talented too (music composition). Art is as easy as breathing for me but while I have a natural talent for art and music, I always work hard to keep it going and look for improvements. While most my skill is from natural talent, hard work and practice keeps that talent fresh.
Which hand do you use for drawing?
Left hand. I can't draw or write scrap with my right hand. (But my handwriting is horrible with ether hand actually.)
Which is easier to draw - male or female?
Both are easy to draw.
Which is easier to draw - long hair or short hair?
Either. But I think long hair is slightly harder to draw, but not by much. You just have to compensate for more hair is all.
Is it easier to draw the head facing towards the right or the left?
I just draw whatever way I decide to. Either is fine.
Is it easier to draw the side view of the face or the front view?
Side view and the view between side and front view. Face on shots are a little harder to find poportions, but again, not by much. Though I do prefer side shots more.
What do you have problems in drawing?
Oh boy, where to start?
Ferals are absolute number one worst thing I can draw, I think they're my weakest spot as an artist. Finding a pose can be challenging as I usually need a reference and can't come up with my own poses, drawing hands/fingers can be a pain occasionally, character perspective can be problematic (but background perspective is easy.), straight lines in lineart, faking pen pressure in Photoshop is time consuming and can sometimes be a challenge, vehicles and machines are some weak spots, but are getting better. I also feel that my aquatic and amphibious anthros need massive improvement.
What do you like to draw?
Alien and terrestrial landscapes, spacescapes, oceanscapes, plants and trees, avians, anthros, humanoids, fashion, natural disasters, musical instruments, cooking, tablescapes and anything girly/feminine, science fiction or fantasy. I also like historical fiction too.
Are you a traditional artist or a digital artist?
I started out traditional with just an ink pen and paper, but I'm now mostly digital. But Im planning on selling artwork in my Diaphanous Pencil Style which I use the professional quality Prismacolor® and Holbein Artists® colors pencils to create it with.
But I love both digital and traditional art evenly. Both are amazing in similar and different ways.
Where do you start drawing from?
Unlike many artists, I don't have a "sketch" phase. I first start with sticks and circles to determine the pose and where the joints are. Not really a sketch, just a pose reference, but you can say that is my "sketch phase". But I start right off with the lineart.
What is your drawing habit that you are aware of?
I have several.
I follow a routine of starting with pose reference, lineart, background, color and then finishing with shade/lighting.
I usually draw the head of a character either first or last.
I am extremely detailed when drawing (especially and extremely with my Class A Style, which I wish I can showcase that style as it is so beautiful. Not to toot my own horn, but it is.). I have a seemly infinite amount of patience to draw. I have never got annoyed or bored on drawing details or anything else in the picture. (Though I got to admit that fingers can be tedious, but I don't get annoyed or bored over it.)
I have a tendency to use standing poses. (Need to draw someone sitting down for once!)
I shade first then highlight.
I tend to finish the entire background usually before coloring the character. However, any shadows the character produces are usually the last thing I do before a picture is finished.
Any tips for coloring/shading?
While I sometimes do this for my Sketchbook Style, don't use pure black and white for shading and lightning. You are better off using darker or lighter versions of the character's main color or the base color of the lighting in the background. (Eg. Use dark violet and magenta hues for shading and light red, orange, citron, vermilion, pink and purple hues for lightning on a sunset picture.)
How long does it take to finish a piece of art?
Depends what style...
Sketchbook: 4-10 hours
Standard Photoshop: 1-13 hours
Intricate Flat: Never drew in that style yet. But it will probably be around 4-9 hours.
Phixelia: Assuming on 6-9 hours.
Class A Photoshop: 3-17 hours
Eloquent Stroke: Assuming 3-9 hours
Diaphanous Pencil: Assuming from a few hours to an entire day.
What music do you listen to while you draw?
Well classical/orchestral/new age/atmosphere as I always listen to, drawing or not. I hate every other genre of music.
How long does it take you to come up with an idea?
Depends on what but it usually doesn't take very long.
Your favorite drawing utensils?
For Sketchbook: My finger and friend's tablet. (Need my own preferably IPad or Samsung tablet.)
For Photoshop: Mouse, airbrush tool, hard brush tool, fade tool, smudge tool, blur tool, ocapcity and flow tools, selection tools. I'm pretty bias against using brushes made for doing backgrounds as in my opinion, that's the lazy, uniform, cringy and unrealsitic way to draw backgrounds. If you're going to use them, make them go well with background which I may indeed make a tutorial on how to use these brushes properly. I feel that other then creating textures, these brush's have little to no place in my art whatsoever. If I use them, which is exceedingly rare, you 99.99% likely can't tell if I used them as I use them properly. Its just a little rule of thumb I have.
Your favorite color/the color that you use a lot?
Well I got several answers.
Celeste (Hue: 184/185 Light: 50 Sat: 97. A type of cyan.) is my top favorite color. However, I seldom use it save for Jcyapha, Pyspsqalphaya Palms or Septical Realm things. So I can't say I use it often albeit it is my top favorite color.
My other favorite colors are any lilac hue, any cyan hue, any aqua hue, any yellow hue, any pink hue, any purple hue, any pale hue and narangi (Hue 36 Light: 50 Sat: 99). I use these colors somewhat often. But I use any color I need to and usually that what it comes down to. I try not to make everything I make fully connected to me and making a ton of things these colors would be repetitive and unrealistic. The world is full of variety in colors and I follow that variety. I work with whatever color I need to.
I do have colors I like and despise working with. I like working with cooler colors. Lime hues, green hues, mint hues, aqua hues, cyan hues, blue hues, indigo hues, purple hues and pale colors. I prefer to work with colors that aren't overly saturated, bright or otherwise, but I sometimes have to. I don't really hate working with any color in particular. Yellow hues, citron hues, orange hues and pink hues are my favorite to work with in the warm color spectrum but I like every color in it's own way.
I don't hate any color, but I HATE working with a certain color xobination that is often used together. This is red hues being used with black or dark grey hues. I can't stand this color combination, it looks awful, its ridiculously overused and I just don't like it. Pink hues, orange hues and even vermilion hues look better then red hues with black. I don't hate red hues or black alone but using them together...that's a pet peeve.
This is probably my longest answer for a question so far. :/
Your favorite style(s)?
Out of my own styles: Class A Photoshop Style in a heartbeat!
Out of other people's styles: Umm...I accept any and all styles. Everyone has a different and unique style even if two artists' styles appear similar or identical. I accept everyine:'s unique style.
Are you satisfied with your current art?
I'm pretty happy with my art as it's a natural ability I possess. But is there room for improvement...of course! I always try to improve my art in any way I can. I'm my own judge and critic.
What kind of artist are you aiming for?
I'm not aiming for anything to be honest. I'm just a will be self-employed digital artist. (Tradigital since I'm offering a traditional style too.)
Edited the Hue for Celeste as I accidenrly put down nines instead of eights. :/