Don't worry, sis! Thanks for your kind words
Thank you, Jaunay!!
Well, maybe it's cliche, but I realize that once we open our mindset, almost anything can be used as reference in learning. From the pencil in front of you, photo in your desk, television, anything. But if what you mean is "the reference" on what to draw, usually I looked up in other ca members' SB, video from the pro, image in internet, master's artwork, etc etc
Usually the time I spend for each sketch is very varied, depending on what I feel about the drawing or my previous intention for the drawing. If it was meant for just a "sketch/quick study" usually around 30 min until one hour (well, sometimes it just 10-15 min for the really quick hehe). For that vehicle constructional drawing, I meant it as a test for my skill, so I keep in mind "I'll finish it no matter how long the time I have to put in it". Right now it already took around 12-15 hours from reference study until the inking. I think I'll put few more hours to render it in photoshop
But indeed, lately my love in drawing grow more stronger and I enjoy drawing more than before, so it's often I put my pencil in paper and not realizing that 5 hours had already passed just like that hehehe
Finished drawing of the constructional. But it turned that I forgot to draw the tire, so I guess it hasn't finished yet actually... -.-
Simple discovery from this drawing: After the pencil sketch, I traced it again before I ink it. But I feel, no matter how accurate the trace, the line is so
"sterile". Like some cold, lifeless machine that draw it. Don't know why...
Maybe it's the difference between "just drawing/doing something" and "really drawing/doing it with passion"