-If possible, your age?
-When did you start drawing?
I've been drawing ever since I was very little. However, I didn't start to do serious drawing until I was about 9.
-Which hand do you use for drawing?
My right hand. It's weird, I can pretty much write with my left hand, but not draw (I should work on that a bit)
-Which is easier to draw - male or female?
Male. When I first started out drawing, all I could draw were females however. About three years later I switched to drawing males for practice. I primarily draw males now, but draw females occasionally.
-Which is easier to draw - long hair or short hair?
I love to draw both, but I can't draw short hair that is spiked/sticks up.
-Is it easier to draw the head facing towards the right or the left?
Towards the left. Strangely, it used to be easier for me to draw them facing the right. Damn practicing screwed me up lol
-Is it easier to draw the side view of the face or the front view?
Front view. I'm okay at drawing profile, but I need to improve on it.
-What do you have problems in drawing?
Sometimes women, hands/feet, backgrounds
-What do you like to draw?
When it comes to style, I enjoy drawing semi-realism (if that makes sense to you); like comic book illustrations. I want to get better at full realism.
My two favorite things to draw are men and people wearing certain fashions (Victorian, lolita, goth, punk, etc.).
-Are you a traditional artist or a digital artist?
Both, but traditional is my forte. I'm still learning digital. When it comes to traditional, I enjoy markers and watercolors.
-Where do you start drawing from?
I use a body layout. But when I'm not, or doing portraits/busts, the head.
-What is your drawing habit that you are aware of?
I always draw the face first (I LOOOVE drawing faces!)
-Any tips for coloring/shading?
Unlike digital art, more often than not with traditional mediums, you can't lighten up from the darkest tones. Once the ink is on the paper, there's no going back. I always start with the lightest shades and gradually build to the darkest, especially with my marker and watercolor drawings.
-How long does it take to finish a piece of art?
It depends on how involved the sketch is. I always like to spend at the very least 2 hours on coloring, because it's my favorite part.
-What music do you listen to while you draw?
Whatever I want, really. However, sometimes when I'm drawing certain things, like Victorians and Aristocrats/Lolitas, I listen to classical, goth, black metal, or gothy visual kei (Malice Mizer, Moi dix Mois, Lacroix Despheres, Versailles, etc.)
-How long does it take you to come up with an idea?
FOREVER (most of the time). Other times it will be like BAM! However, most of the time I'm ripping my hair out. lol
-Your favorite drawing utensils?
My copics and P.H. Martin Hydrus liquid water colors....and my tablet (can't forget you!)
-Your favorite color/the color that you use a lot?
My favorite color (s) are black and pink. However, the colors I use a lot totally vary with the drawing. I think I use a lot of skin colors and dark colors.
-Your favorite style(s)?
Realism, comic, and semi-realistic manga. Damn I love comic books!!! My favorite artists are Yoshitaka Amano, Jamie Hewlett, Takeshi Obata, Kaori Yuki, Jim Lee, and Gary Frank. Amongst these however, the most influential artist on my work are the first three, Yoshitaka Amano, Jamie Hewlett, and Takeshi Obata. Their work has been a driving force for me for so long; especially Jamie Hewlett, for his work was one of the things that got me into drawing seriously. Takeshi Obata greatly influenced my desire to get better at realism and coloring with markers, and Yoshitaka Amano influenced all of the previously mentioned and more (very influential).
-What kind of artist are you aiming for?
Realism and comic book. I love them!!!