I’m not sure I’m the one to ask, considering I change my Andalite design every month or so… but sure okay here’s what my thought process is currently. My general outline to drawing them is to pay attention to flow. I usually place the eyestalks as if they’re coming out and back from some socket near the main eyes, so the stalks usually start a bit behind the brow line. I imagine the eyestalks more easily and naturally face backward so that’s something I usually keep in mind.
The ears I kinda place a bit higher than they would be on a human. I like deerlike ears, so I go with that. Really if you’re having trouble, reference deer or antelope or whatever you’d like. Andalites evolved from prey animals so that’s something I try to keep in mind when designing.
I dunno, I don’t really know what I’m doing either, so… that’s my general thought process. Hope it helps?
Well hey I won’t stop you. Thanks nonnyyyy
Oh… well this is a random series of questions. Uh.
Well, probably favourite way to spend time is just… doing my own hobbies, you know, making stuff, drawing. I think I’m generally my happiest then. There aren’t many things that relax me these days. I guess I take walks to clear my head, so that’s something. Soccer used to be a stress relief but I think I need to find a new activity that I can do solo, there are too many issues with my current teams.
With my art I /really/ want to improve my rendering skills. I feel like my stuff lacks a certain weight. I struggle with giving my illustrations a sense of depth and atmosphere, and I’d like to get better at that… though it’s been quite a while since I sat down to an actual illustrative piece, oh well. Gesture is also important to me, I’ve been trying to get a sense of motion in my lines, though I’ve noticed as soon as I take up the tablet that sense leaves. I can get it down fine in a sketchbook or on a cintiq, at least.
I have lots of goals, anyway. I’m quite out of practice, all I’ve been doing lately are very simple busts or character sketches, so I gotta find time to practice and improve where I want to.
So… yeah, thanks for the curiousity? Hah