I really love the expressive quality of your drawings. They have such nice organic lines and still have that kind of sharpness to balance it out. How would you describe your path to get to a style like this?
Line-wise I’m honestly not sure. I’m just a neat-freak when it comes to lines and I freak out and obsess over them. Other than that I doubt I’ve taken a path less traveled by other artist.
However the trick with any solid line work is confident strokes and that’s something you can’t force and only gain after years of drawing.
As for their expressive quality, I’m not an animator but most of my influences comes from animation, which is a very expressive medium.
I’m bad at using references when I draw so I dedicated today’s warm-up’s to practice it.
Hey I love your work, it inspires me so much. I'm no professional but I do like to think I'm a decent artist I've been trying to work on my realism and like most people I'm having a super hard time with noses. I know you don't normally do realism but any pointers to a hobby artist like myself to help improve?
It feels weird to be an inspiration to people, one day y’all figure out I’m the biggest hack, but until then I’m glad.
As you guessed I don’t do realism very much (or at all) my advice to you or anyone is to draw from reference and just keep at it even if it feels like you’re not improving. Fill a sketchbook or something, then compare the last nose on the last page with the first nose on the first page and hopefully get super motivated by the very obvious improvements you’ve made!
I love your art and style, in all honesty it's great but as much as I love your women, you tend to draw them in same proportions (button nose, soft facial features and really thin) unlike in the guys where I see a lot of diversity. Why don't you draw them too with different noses, faces, body shapes like you do with guys?
This is a fair point and I’m aware of it, there’s actually another sketch-sheet scheduled to post later today that addresses this a little bit.
I guess the reason why I draw them similar is because I’m a guy that likes ladies, and as a guy that likes ladies I just have certain tastes, and since these warm-ups are just for me to enjoy some mindless sketching without purpose I tend to just draw women in a way that I enjoy without really considering it too much.
So it’s habit mixed with preference, but I’m trying to break it up a bit.
Hey I love your art! I'm starting to draw again after a 2 year lull due to college and other commitments. I was just wondering if you have any good tutorial recommendations or any go-to sites for inspiration?
Not really, I’m pretty bad at following tutorials. I need to do my own thing in order to keep myself motivated.
As for inspiration I have no particular site that I visit frequently for that purpose because I’m just as likely to accidentally look at something that’ll uninspire me. Besides, what inspires me probably wouldn’t inspire you anyway.
But what I’ve done is that I’ve set up an RSS via Feedly in which I follow the blogs of the various artists that I do find inspiring and from there I save the stuff I really like using Pintrest.
So I just found you and am in love with your style! 2 questions.. 1) Do you have a website I can learn more about you on and 2) have u ever recorded yourself work on a piece? I would love to watch your process
Glad you like it, I do a comic called twogag you could check out.
I recorded some stuff two or three years ago and I’ve considered maybe doing that again if I feel there’s a demand for it. The problem I face is that I’m not a very good teacher so I don’t have a lot to say about what I draw, and I’d like any potential new videos to be more interesting than a boring speed up draw session with unlicensed tunes playing in the background.
Hello! Your art is amazing, it's really inspiring to see what you do. I was wondering what brushes you are using. Are you making your own or have you found them somewhere? Do you have any tips on where to find some good brushes or tutorials how to make them? Thanks :)
Currently I’m using modified versions of the brushes I bought from Frenden a lot.