have you ever though about dying all of your hair? I think it would look amazing ^^
Yes. But because of my disability I can only use one hand so doing it myself is hard. Hence I go and get it done (bleach plus colouring) and it’s very expensive. Does anyone want to crowdfund my hair? Here’s a summary of all the colours I’ve had:
What is your favourite tv series at the moment? Suits!
Do you have any rolemodels? Not specifically, but I have a pretty good set of parents. They raised me to be fair and work hard, never forced anything on me and encouraged me to educate myself and explore.
Any women in history you look up to? so yes, who? Weirdly enough I can’t name just one right now.
Was the first crush in your life something you had or something someone had on you? Had, probably. And he was probably gay.
Do you believe in only one true love per lifetime? why? or why not? I’d like to, because so far no one’s even tried to love me. So I must not have met the right person yet.
Favourite band? Uh, I don’t know, I love me some music.
Last book you have read? Incredibly far away and impossibly clear :P (you know which one I mean right?)
When you were younger was there a movie or book which made a big impression on you? Harry Potter, it was basically what got me into reading in the first place.
If you could have any silly and slightly useless superpower what would it be? (like the ability to change all red fruit into rainbow coloured fruit) I’d ike to be able to leak ink from my fingers.
Thank you for your fun, amazing and interesting tumblrs and thank you for being well.. you :). If there is a something you would like to say or a question -other than the ones stated above- you would like to answer or if you just want to state a fact about yourself, please do. Who wants to be tagged?
What kind of ringtone do you have on your phone?
Who was the last person to reblog anything from you?
What tumblr post are you most proud of?
How was your weekend?
What was the last movie to have made you cry?
Recommend three tumblrs to follow please?
If you could eat cake with anyone, who would it be?
wow I was thinking of buying one the other day... hahaha but they're expencive af !! thank you for answering <3
You may want to look into getting one that’s been used as a display in a store. It’ll be used but not used, if you know what I mean. Or look into getting a Wacom Cintiq Companion. Smaller, but portable, it has windows 8 on it so you could paint whenever wherever, still expensive but you do get the whole package.
I know this may sound stupid but...have you ever feel the need to defend yourself for using reference pictures? I know many artists use them and a lot of them, like you, kleinmeli, euclase and so on and they are pretty open about it. I just always feel like I should be ashamed of it or should feel bad for not drawing from my mind. Am I being overly sensitive? How do you handle criticism of that kind? Sorry for such a stupid question.
As I always say: there’s no stupid questions, so don’t feel guilty about your ask!
have you ever feel the need to defend yourself for using reference pictures?
The first time someone called me out for using reference pictures, I wondered if I understood their comment correctly and if my glasses were actually on my nose. This person couldn’t be serious. I mean, I’m into realistic art, I draw portraits where you can see the pores of the skin, the freckles, every eyelash, I draw the fucking Impala from Supernatural in its tiniest details and you think I can do this without reference pictures? If I were a comic artist, I would maybe understand their reasoning but for a realistic artist like me, it’s stupid.
Of course, when it comes to comics, the situation is a bit different, the drawings are more stylized so comic artists will use less photos but it doesn’t mean they don’t use references. In addition, now, they even use 3d softwares like Poser to create dynamic poses and reference models. They even build sets, towns, whatever in Google Sketch Up.
Referencing is useful and it’s essential when you draw realistically. This trend of “real artists don’t use reference” needs to die like yesterday. There is no shame about using photo references or, if you can, live models.
And if my humble opinion isn’t enough for you because I am a Tumblr nobody, here is a quote from Alex Ross' book, Mythology.
Ross’ biggest breakthrough as an illustrator came in June 1987 at the American Academy of Art, when he was introduced to the use of live models. “Before that, I had no idea how much I could grow as a draftsman. It was a huge turning point, because all through grade school I hadn’t so much as drawn from photographs_I’d always thought that you had to make it all up out of your head, and that’s how you did ‘fantasy’ illustration. Now I wonder if I would have developed even sooner had I drawn from life as child”
Photo session for a Superman drawing:
Alex Ross using the photos for his work:
HOWEVER,using photos must not prevent you from studying anatomy, body proportions, volumes, because it’s important to know how a body or a face work (you start with stick figures, then rectangles and cylinders until being able to draw a body exactly the way you want). Because I did it (and I carry on practicing those things), I don’t use reference pictures when I judge the pose is easy but when I need to be precise, fuck the pseudo art experts who tell me I’m not a “real artist” because I need a photo: I do use reference pictures. I can’t draw a portrait of Jensen Ackles without at least 2 or 3 photos by my side.
I just always feel like I should be ashamed of it
How do you handle criticism of that kind?
Like I handle all the stupid criticisms of that kind:
TLDR: If you are into realistic art, references are essential, it’s very very hard to draw from memory a realistic portrait. If you are into something more stylized like comics, you have tricks to use less references but it doesn’t mean you are a bad artist if you do.
Voilà, now my little anon, let the guilt go away and draw in peace. And of course, have a great weekend ♥
Why isn’t there more following/giving fayestardust notes? She’s a great artist, and really kind, and sweet! I just really don’t get it! Please go check her out, really! Anything else would be so sad! :)
How sweet are you? I don’t deserve such kindness. Thank you lovely x