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Didn’t have time for much today. I’d rather spend more time on it, but apparently bodies need this dumb thing called ‘sleep’!

Didn’t have time for much today. I’d rather spend more time on it, but apparently bodies need this dumb thing called ‘sleep’!

For some inexplicable reason, today was a polar bear day!

Gross insomnia doodles.

Gross insomnia doodles.

What day is it, kids?? Is it… LID DAY?! Did YOU celebrate? If not, you can get out of my sight.

What day is it, kids?? Is it… LID DAY?! Did YOU celebrate? If not, you can get out of my sight.

I finally got a second monitor so I can have the whole dual monitor Photoshop + reference thing going, so dog. The first one is from tonight, the wolf thing is from a while ago.

Agghhh, I need to practice drawing more often if only to get my wrist used to that kind of strain again. Wrist stiffness after just a few minutes is distracting!

Nobody will ever be able to guess what I’ve been playing recently!But ughh, too much wrist hurting and needing to go to bed to try to take this much further.

Nobody will ever be able to guess what I’ve been playing recently!
But ughh, too much wrist hurting and needing to go to bed to try to take this much further.

That’s my schoolmate! CHECK OUT HER WORK and vote for her by sharing if you feel so inclined (which you do).

GO CLAIRE! :D

One of these results is not like the others.

One of these results is not like the others.

C’mon, at least draw something from a 3/4 view or with a booodyyyy!

C’mon, at least draw something from a 3/4 view or with a booodyyyy!

Uughhh, my brain won’t shut up for long enough for me to get any sleep.

Uughhh, my brain won’t shut up for long enough for me to get any sleep.

And this is why I always think of Moneybags when I think of Haiku.

And this is why I always think of Moneybags when I think of Haiku.

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i definitely feel you? i actually almost deleted a couple weeks back bc i wanted more time to draw and make stuff, but then i wouldn't have cool artists like you to inspire me! after seeing your studies, i'm going to try to do some myself tonight, so like. thanks for kickin my butt into action, in a way. i was wondering, do you draw sketches typically from pictures or videos? slash how do you start drawing something completely new?

Ahhh, thank you again and I’m always super happy if my art inspires anyone! Yay! Art! Inspiration! :D
And yeah, I only even started using tumblr because a lot of artists whose work I like have moved here and post more frequently and stuff. Now it’s become kind of an addiction, haha!

As for how I approach my drawings, it sort of depends on my goal. I’ll draw from photos basically trying to reproduce the photo as a sketch when I’m trying to improve my observation and anatomy skills and use that as an educational exercise, but then I might start drawing from imagination afterwards, basically testing myself on what I just learned/observed or experimenting with my style.

If I’m trying to do like… a serious drawing of something that I want to post as a finished piece or whatever, I might draw a lot from imagination, but check photos along the way if I’m not sure of how, say, the details of a particular limb look, or how a certain feature looks from a specific angle. I’ll consult anatomical diagrams for help placing muscles and understanding the skeleton as well. I almost perceive it like writing an essay and fact checking along the way?? While paraphrasing things and not just directly copying them from the source material. :’D

So yeah, basically drawing from real life and photos is the part where you absorb information and learn what something looks like, and drawing from imagination is like… solidifying what you’ve learned in your head and figuring out which bits you need to return to and learn more about! It’s also the time when you can experiment with style!

I hope that answer helps!

i just found your blog through one of those dog and dragon sketches you posted, and good LORD i am blown away by your style! i'm super excited to be following you, and can't wait to see more from you in the future!

Awwwwffgghhfhfgffth!! Thank yoooouuu! That’s really encouraging to hear! I should probably make more time in the evenings to draw more instead of browsing tumblr for hours, ahaha. :’D