To Do List
Things I plan to do! In no particular order.
• Finish setting up my profile (Still need to do the Fogtown Box)
• Fix Lag Issues with Live Stream
• Make Online/Offline Drawings for Livestream stuffs
• Finish Gem Tutorials requested by Yce9Phire
• Water Tutorial/Study requested by Yce9Phire
• Eye Tutorial requested by Yce9Phire
• Glow Tutorial requested by fisa-is-your-friend
• Feet Study
• Shoulders, Neck, and Jaw (Study. This might seem odd, but this area actually varies quite a bit between men and women, so I figure it might be worthwhile)
• Hair Tutorial and Hair Study on colors, and how hair looks/acts while wet/blowing in the wind/underwater/etc. (last part suggested by CourageofAwesome)
• Facial features (a tutorial of how I tackle them, and a study of variety)
• Wings (Tutorial of how I construct them/what I know about them, and a study of various types)
• Ears (Study of different animal ears)
Hello there, I’m GlassLotuses, or Glass for short. I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember, but only in middle school did I start to think I was any good (although I wasn’t any good then either). I’ve been writing for almost as long. I started writing stories around third grade. I would stay up late at night with a little nightlight writing in spiral bound notebooks, filling one after another with goofy stories.
My art and writing have all kind of led me to the creation of one large world in which my characters live and their stories unfold. For the better part of five years I’ve been developing this world, and have been writing my story “Fogtown”. Thus far, I’ve written around 160,000 words (roughly 400 pages of a paperback). I don’t intend to put the story up here, but I do hope to get my drawing skills to a point where I am fast enough and good enough to turn it into a comic which I would post here. I also hope to one day publish the book. If you’d like to know more about Fogtown feel free to ask me questions.
Q. What tools and programs do you use for your digital art?
A. Currently, I use Photoshop CS6, Paint Tool SAI, a small Wacom Bamboo Splash tablet when I'm not at home, and a medium Wacom Intuos Pro tablet when I'm home.
Q. What tools do you use for your traditional art?
A. Normally just a .5 mechanical pencil with your standard lead, a black pearl eraser (just a black, flat, oval eraser. Not kneadable), and printer paper. I normally just doodle in class.
Q. How or why did you get started drawing?
A. Obviously, I don’t know why I started as a kid. Although I do remember thinking that coloring inside the lines in coloring books angered me. Later on though it was usually out of boredom in class.
Q. How did you learn to draw?
A. I’m self-taught, although I did take some art classes in middle and high school. None of them taught drawing though; they were more like sculpting classes.
Q. How long does it take you to draw a piece?
A. It, of course, depends on the piece, but normally about 10 to 15 hours of work. Normally 3 or 4 hours to get the lines established and then the rest is coloring.