Hi Bara!! I wanted to ask a question and I hope it's not too invasive. What is your daily routine like? Does it change from day to day or is it relatively stable? Do you have time to pursue hobbies? I apologize if this has already been asked. ;u; Thank you for your time!
no it’s OK! in the past i’ve been extremely guilty of having erratic schedules…i guess it’s easy to feel like an artist’s life should revolve around bursts of inspiration as they come, and not any regular old boring 9 to 5 rut. but…i find i actually get so much more done when i keep a fairly consistent routine. i still have unmotivated blah days, but not as often, and separating time JUST for work and then time for family/friends/hobbies/self is difficult as a freelancer, but it’s easier when you stick to a routine. in recent years i’ve also found that my eyes have a harder time staying focused in artificial light — getting old nnnoooooooo — so i can’t keep crazy vampire hours anymore if i want to get things done :(
redbubble actually posted a blog entry about routines for creatives not too long ago, it might be worth a read
most days it’s like this:
- get up — not TOO early, but before noon at least
- feed zoe <3
- check email, answer the most important stuff first (or whatever i’ve put off for way too long ha ha)
- clean desk, if it’s ridiculously messy
- eat a snack
- work on whatever i’ve prioritized for the day, with small breaks to smooch zoe
- eat more snacks
- more work till around sunset, more zoe-smoochin’ breaks
- feed zoe again
- after dark i try to work on side projects/hobby stuff, or i just play a game or go for a walk or something
- are there any snacks left in the house? yes? k i’m gonna eat em
- shower (showering before bed is a weird habit i developed back when i had SUPER SUPER long hair and it was easier to let it dry overnight than spend 2 hours blowdrying it in the morning before school)
- dream about zoe and eating more snacks
This is a little sudden and embarrassing to say but I really wanted to say it for a long time now u//w//u I've been following your art for years and it inspired me to get into serious art and drawing in the first place, you've been my biggest art idol since I was in middle school and I just want to say thank you for creating such beautiful art works to let me want to one day become an amazing artist like yourself ;w; Sorryforthesuddenblurtingahhaa-- >//A//<
i’m honored to be an inspiration to you, thank you so much and it was sweet of you to tell me! best of luck with your work
Okay I don't know if you've gotten this question a million times yet or not, but I LOVE how you do line weight on your pictures and I can't figure out how to get mine that good. Do you have any tips, a method, a rule of thumb, ect behind what lines you tend to accentuate, and which ones you subdue? (Apart from the way you use thicker lines on the outside of the whole image)
thanks!! generally i like using thicker/darker lines to separate elements from one another and/or to imply weight
for example, in this image there are thick, dark outlines around most of the horns on her hairband, except for the bottoms where they meet the band. the extended foot and the head have very thick outlines so they pop out of the image a bit more, whereas the bottom edge of the bento, the food in the back, etc aren’t as emphasized. the lace frills of the dress and the paper cup holding the broccoli/carrots are delicate items, so they also have thinner lines. i hope all that makes some sense!
To the amazing Miss Rose: I'm a big big fan of your style and am just getting started in digital art. I was wondering how you first starting learning photoshop and stuff. Just through online tutorials and playing around?
thank you! mostly by playing around with all the tools and features yeah, i think with art it’s best to figure out your own techniques than to look for tutorials that guide you through someone else’s process
What is your favorite color palette?
i’m a big fan of the ol’ CMYK
i also really like black and white (does that even count as a palette?) and super bright colors (especially yellow) with black or grey
You have been my idol since I was about 15, and started to get really into digital art and traditional art. I haven't seen your artwork in a couple of years and I can gladly say that your art has definitely given me the inspiration to start up again!! I also used to ask you for advice on DeviantArt!! :D Love your artwork! Can't wait to see more!
thank you so much, i’m so happy to have helped inspire you!
van gogh would be proud. I'm already proud #cubismistoohardforthesimpleminded
aw gosh thanks!!