“Do you do your artwork mostly from references or purely imagination? Theyre extremely impressive!”
Hi Vigilanted! Thanx!
It depends on what you mean by reference. I very rarely draw from a single photo. Sometimes I have to use reference, for likeness of a person or a species and such. If so I prefer to find video or as much photos as possible to understand the subject.
However, I make a point of seeing. Looking at reality, visiting museum, ransacking libraries, watching documentaries… Just paying attention to the visuality of stuff. Filling my brain with thousands of impressions will eventually make whatever I imagine feel a bit more real.
One of the things I like most is to watch as something new and surprising emerge on the empty paper in front of me :)