yep! i got it last year with an i5, 16gb ram, geforce GTX 650 ti, one 120gb ssd for windows and a 1tb hdd for everything else
the best anime
i hope someone out there is making it as we speak
thank you <3 i use photoshop cc for most of my stuff. time spent varies wildly per piece, and tbh i don’t think it matters too much since everyone works in different ways and at different paces!
thank you!! hopefully this old post of mine will help you with the art block problem: http://barachan.tumblr.com/post/21308546621/ive-been-letting-things-that-i-want-to-ask-you-about
as for talking to other artists, the #1 thing is to just remember that they’re human beings sorry to dismissively link you to other things ahhh but there was actually a perfect article i found about this a while ago, it lists everything better than i can: http://phantom42.tumblr.com/post/78476412132/so-youve-decided-to-talk-to-an-artist
the only thing i would add is that most artists are ok with nice compliments and art chat, but they get that sort of thing all day long, often with strings attached. it’s even nicer when someone realizes they’re a human with possible hobbies and interests outside of art, so if you notice that an artist you follow shares a similar non-art interest as yourself (dogs, a band, a video game genre, pizza, etc,) feel free to mention it and see if it sparks more of a convo
it depends a lot on my current deadlines and workload — freelancing is super erratic, it’s always either too much work or too little often there are things i have to do for work apart from drawing, too, like paperwork or sending merchandise designs off for print. buuuut usually this is my routine, and then i take a couple days off each week to run errands or lounge or whatever. imo it’s definitely easier to be more productive if you stick to a routine and set aside some recharge time, instead of trying to force yourself to somehow work ALL THE TIME, or procrastinating and feeling guilty about it. to-do lists help too! good luck <3