What do I draw with?
I was always an android tablet user. It´s the only thing I´m comfortable with since I got into digital art after the usage of my Nintendo.
I upgraded to a Samsung Tab S7 (wifi) in the past. Which is my very first tablet that isn´t low range. + It comes with an S pen. A rubber pen stylus is awful compared to the S pen experience. Which is what I used for many years on older samsung tabs (I started with a Tab 4 (7.0) ) If you are also an android tab user and are looking for something, I can recommend the S7.
I use LayerpaintHD since roughly 8 years. I learned pretty much everything with it and have my own brushes and settings. I scrolled trough the playstore in search of a drawing program I could enjoy and somehow sticked to this one, which at the time I had never heard of before. I didn´t clicked with all the other programs which is why I haven´t sticked to any popular ones. (Fun fact: I used a ripped version of LayperpaintHD before actually buying the app back in 2018. I did because I couldn´t really afford anything at that time. Buying it is worth it! It still gets updated and new features and improvements get thrown out here and there.)
However I also use Ibis paint but only to make final touches such as filters and text, which my regular program does not offer (yet), unfortunately.
For Animations and everything that moves, I use either flipaclip, Ezgif or Motionleap (for effects). More rarely I also work with AnimeEffects for tween animations, I´m bad at it tho..
- My favorite brush to sketch is just the regular pen
- Airbrush (at around 3-7px depending on canvas size) is my favorite brush for lineart. As it gives the lines a smoother look which I prefer.
- Hard watercolor brush is my absolute fav and most used brush. I do a lot of painting work / lineless. And even in lined art I use this brush to render as well. In mix with the "mix brush" to blend colors or create depth and shapes. By placing roughly where I want my lighting and shadows to be and start "mixing" it together. I generally use the mix brush more than applying the shading and lights normally. It usually gives a more cleaner, smoother look. Can be seen pretty well in clothing folds for example.
A list of things that bother me and I want to scream in the void. Every day life stuff, internet, hobbies...
BE AWARE THAT I RANT A LOT/ CAN INCLUDE STRONG LANGUAGE. If you don´t like it, move on 👌🏼
You want to draw the amazing ideas in your head but you suck too much at poses
Your tablet is dying on you because it looses battery faster than charging, and especailly if it happens when you draw & haven´t saved recently
Website landing pages. Unless you want to warn people about specific things, I just think they´re an annoying extra click. Especially those who include absolutely nothing but the word "enter". Whats the point? Don´t you want to welcome your visitors with a great homepage instead?
Seamless pattern backgrounds who make the text unreadable. No extra box the text is in etc. You don´t need a huge understanding of html or css to notice that you can´t read anything. (as well as eyebleeding red bg color
over the whole page)
Effort doesn´t matter and is only eating you alive...
people starring at me like they want me to answer or talk to them every minute
"you don´t have a graphic tablet? wow" is feedback I got many times and it bothers me quite a bit. you dont need a 5000€ tablet to draw good content. The artist, skill and experience is what matters. No artist is bad because they´re using an android tablet or even a phone instead of the standard graphic tablet everyone expects you to have. (unless you are in some school where you get equipment you work with)
people not reading or being lazy with reading drives me insane. same goes for asking questions which are right there, but no instead of reading two lines you ask. My blood is boiling
people trying a little too hard to be cool or edgy or retro. To the point it seems like they just wanna follow trends and don´t even like it much. Gosh just be you.
90% of Netflix series. Thanks for removing many old series I love very much and instead making room for series that are 1 or 2 seasons long and then die. great job.
Family & people online only carring for my furry art and nothing else. See, I cant control what you like. But I want to attach people who like my other work more. The whole "aw cute art" feedback is annoying and not all I do. I absolutely enjoy drawing cute pieces here and there but It´s not what I love the most nor what I do the most, unless I draw for others aka commissions. I just wish to receive some interest on my other shit. But y´know even then, I can draw some badass monster dude and will still get the "aw cute you should draw for kid books" kind of response which I honestly don´t understand at all. I draw gore, blood, occationally adult content, fight scenes, ocs, world invironments. Well perhaps when family members show my work to others they only pick those cute artworks and zero semi realistic human/world/ personal etc work which could explain it ( I might be taking to them about that, calmly tho). Honestly if I would expose more of my world and private story telling I am 100% sure I would even get weird looks & not the same "aw cute" feedback anymore. The thing is, I don´t feel comfortable doing so. Some things should just stay private & for my own comfort alone. What I just wish is to receive some actual interest in my world work from people who care, not from those who don´t. If I draw some epic human dude, a fight scene, some world scene or gore I don´t want to hear how adorable and cute it is and that I would make an great kid content illustrator. You can say "cute" to my cute animals works, I don´t mind that, but if you don´t care for my other work, I´d just appreciate if you don´t say anything at all. It seems forced if you do as well. I even got told before how I force my other work on people. Excuse me but nobody is holding you at gun point right? Feel free to not look at my none furry/none cute artwork. I don´t even want any suport from you, I want it from those who are interested in it.
not finding the right words for what I wanna say. I constantly stutter and it´s getting on my nevers so damn much you have no idea
when empty promises are given to me. I have absolutely no issue if something comes up and you can´t make it. But if you repeatedly do this to me I have zero trust in you, and feel like you only want to push it away or lie to me whenever similar sittuations come up. I´m not your stupid little girl who belives everything. Perhabs I was in the past but too much happened for me to still be this naive.
do yourself a favor and don´t accept holds when selling. Most of the time when a person can not buy at this time, they likely have issues even getting the money to begin with. And it´s a risk, a waste of your time and can keep other potential buyers away for long amounts of time. I have not had a single hold experience that went well. You dont have the funds? don´t contact me. Are you sure about your purchase, are able to buy and have no regrets? contact me! Why would you buy something (a luxery item) when you don´t know if you can afford it to begin with? Heck I´m a stupid little loner with no life and even I know how to handle money.
people feeling the need to explain things to you in such a way that make you look stupid. I know how to use the bathroom, thanks
people assuming I am a furry/ or have a fursona. Saying "I" (the character I had) looks cute and that "I" have cute paws. This is more of a past pet peeve but It still bugs me till today. I never had a fursona, never felt like being part of this fandom nor do I identify myself with an animal character. Normal ocs exist guys, not every animal is a fursona. It especially bothered me because they simply put me in my character I had at that time and talked to me like that without even knowing me at all. Sometimes I even got angry over this. I didn´t wanted to but it just came out. Sometimes I could cover it, sometimes not. Well, overall talking to furries is very weird and stressful. And, no I don´t hate furries in general. I just dislike sittuations like that and how "everybody has to be like this".
when my plants suddenly die without saying anything. what did I do? hello? if I do any more research on all these 3739433 species my head will explode
When all my devices deceide to have an empty battery at the same time. I only have 2 charging cables ffs. I need my phone to watch vids and my tab to draw... and my switch to play and and and and... Note to myself: buy new cables again.