Q:Yeah, I mean my process takes a really long time, and it took me more and more effort to get up and set up my desk so I can start working, and actually finishing work began to drag, also. It's happened before, just need a day or two to recharge. :3
Gotcha. Good luck recharging yourself then! ^__^
ebiru-zeru replied to your post “Hanging around tonight, browsing for references.”
I had a classmate a long time ago who once did an entire painting with watered down coffee grounds and said it probably wouldn’t last as is but a number of years due to decomposition. Do you worry this might happen to your paintings or is this BS?
I’m not too worried about this honestly. I feel the main thing that will happen is some darkening to the tea as the painting ages. I also work on archival paper, spray my work with a matte fixative, and seal it away from sunlight and dust. However, I can’t say for certain that a tea / coffee painting will hold up after 20, 30 or 50 years. I just don’t possess anything that old that’s been tea or coffee stained to give a definite answer.
Q:I'm well, working on art mostly. I finished one illustration in the wee hours of this morning, and had to take the day off today. Finishing this and the previous illustration brought on major burnout, I think. :c
Ah :c Yeah it seems common artists are the most productive in the middle of the night! Unfortunately it doesn’t go well with responsibilities the next day o u o;
Aw, I hope not! Maybe just make some doodles over the next few days so you’re drawing but not working on anything huge. Is the image you were working on posted anywhere? :3
Q:How do you come up with your ideas? Cuz seriously, your art is beyond amazing!
A lot of my work is inspired from Japanese folklore surrounding yokai animals. :) I read the stories sometimes, and look at a lot of art and photography as well. Only recently though I’ve been collecting it though so I have a constant source of inspiration and references (should have done this in the beginning!)
Q:Your newest sketches look great! How've you been otherwise? :3
Oh thank you!
I’ve been doing alright. :3 I honestly can’t complain right now aside from going a little stir crazy due to working on art and the weather! Have you been well?
Hanging around tonight, browsing for references.
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martinnicat replied to your photo “In the midst of doodling aceo ideas, I considered what Okina would…”
Looks amazing! you should love it! c:
Thanks! I do like the sketch overall, but seeing a different mask is odd, kind of like “something doesn’t belong.” XD