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Art Meme - The art of Thornwolf
thornwolf
thornwolf
Art Meme
I'll have some art to post here soon I promise.

When did you start drawing?
The standard answer is "since I could pick up a pencil". I think most kids do though, just some like to do it more than others. I was one of those kids. My parents saw my circle-for-bodies-with-arms-sticking-out-sideways people and said "Well we know one thing, she'll never be an artist". Oh ye of little faith!

Which hand do you use for drawing?
Right hand.

Which is easier to draw - male or female?
Female. They're both hard but I keep tending to give the males birthin' hips.

Which is easier to draw - long hair or short hair?
Human hair: HARD FOR ME omg. Fur: Um...I guess both are fine really. I like drawing fluffy things on occasion depending on what it is, I've never really thought about difficulty.


Is it easier to draw the head facing towards the right or the left?
I tend to draw a lot of things facing left. It sucks when I look at my gallery and notice this pattern. I'm trying to add more variety though.

Is it easier to draw the side view of the face or the front view?
3/4 view is my favorite because I think it just makes the character look more 3 dimensional, I think frontal view and side view are boring, but I need to practice those views more.

What do you have problems in drawing?
Technical things, backgrounds, perspective, things with straight lines, TREES omg. I think when I whittle away at more of my commissions I'll start challenging myself more for personal practice.

What do you like to draw?
Animals, female bodies, dog headed people.

Are you a traditional artist or a digital artist?
I like to consider myself as both? I like both, but for different reasons. I have more control with real media but then there's not the almighty "undo" button and sometimes I really have to psych myself up for real media stuff.

Where do you start drawing from?
A lot of times I'll sketch digitally, fix it up, print it out, and transfer it onto whatever medium I'm painting/drawing on, that way there's not a whole lot of erasing and redrawing, so really I can start from anywhere in that case.

What is your drawing habit that you are aware of?
I have to have TV or music playing in the background otherwise I have a hard time concentrating. Mostly TV, this usually helps me best. I don't know why it's different, maybe because there's flickering stuff going on around me? Also, if I'm working on something I'll forget to eat or drink until I'm either done with it or I stand up away from it.

Any tips for coloring/shading?
For a good exercise, omit black and white from your color choices and color something with just color. You'll be surprised at how little you really need it, as light and shade aren't black and white. For a couple years I stopped using black entirely, I only recently started adding some back into things.

How long does it take to finish a piece of art?
Depends on how big it is. I hardly ever work straight through. My porcupine, for example, took about 30 minutes to sketch, but I let it sit for a year and it took me about 3 hours to color...a year later :P

What music do you listen to while you draw?
Mostly Muse and similar bands, or 80's new wave. I have several stations on Pandora though so I skip around.

How long does it take you to come up with an idea?
Not long, but it usually happens when I'm driving. I have a project folder on my "Things" application on my computer where I store art ideas as they come to me, so I can just go through the list and go "oh yeah that one!" and pick it.

Your favorite drawing utensils?
Intuos 3, and a mechanical pencil. Obviously not at the same time. I like colored pencils quite a bit too.

Your favorite color/the color that you use a lot?
I use a lot of purple for shading.

Your favorite style(s)?
Gustave Dore, I wish I could be so expressive. In a similar vein, Norman Rockwell. I also quite enjoy a lot of Don Bluth style elements, floppy hair and warts included.

Are you satisfied with your current art?
Nupe. I'm making lists of things I need to improve upon and how to do it.

What kind of artist are you aiming for?
Considering I'm no longer aiming for it as my day job, I just want to improve for improvement's sake.
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feather_dancer From: feather_dancer Date: May 9th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Which is easier to draw - male or female?
Female. They're both hard but I keep tending to give the males birthin' hips.

You won't believe how happy it makes me to know I'm not the only one D: Worse still I don't always notice I've done it for a while until someone points it out. Have to say for the whole thing tho, I found myself nodding in agreement at a few of these and I'm not sure if I should be worried or not. (Or maybe it's because I'm slacking from the Cementary image. Again.)

Very interesting tho!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: May 9th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is actually a common problem, especially with girls who draw dudes I've noticed. I have a friend who is constantly reminding me not to do it so that helps, as he's way better at the male physique than I am.

johnraptor From: johnraptor Date: May 9th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
In my experience, men tend to be better at drawing men and women at drawing women. You draw what you know, I guess.
johnraptor From: johnraptor Date: May 9th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm the same way with needing the TV on to concentrate.
selunca From: selunca Date: May 9th, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I loled at "Birthing hips". I give my guys girlish figures on accident aswell. Have skorzy run around nakked for you, thats what I did with Mark and its helped my man-hips.
alexf0x From: alexf0x Date: May 9th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
”Is it easier to draw the side view of the face or the front view?
3/4 view is my favorite because I think it just makes the character look more 3 dimensional, I think frontal view and side view are boring, but I need to practice those views more.”


Yet oddly frontal views of faces are the ones that I have the most difficulty drawing, ¾ view is something that I've got right almost everytime.
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