Your art is so colorful and detailed omg! How long does an average drawing take? Do you do use multiple layers and drafts? I'm so inspired!
i’m sorry it’s so late! thank you so much for the kind message :))
i think it’s a good time to just explain how i use my layers because i’ve been getting a few questions.
i’ll use the latest drawing i uploaded (inkling) as an example:
here are the (very messy) layers of that artwork.
A - the lineart for this is put into a group because i used multiple layers; one for the inkling and the other for the gun. i usually only make one merged lineart layer.
B - the color layers are put into a group above the lineart and the entire group is multiplied.
C - you can also see that i rarely name the layers because i am lazy but when the layers get far too out of hand, i do name them. this artwork’s total layer count is 20, which is pretty little for me.
D - those three layers are solid colors which are on top of everything so that they won’t be affected by the lineart or the color, used for extreme highlights, etc.
E - i use a screen layer on top of the black lineart so i can make some areas of the lineart different colors so it receives the colors better.
i do make drafts, like those ones where you think you have an idea/inspiration to draw but once you start drawing you hate everything in life.
the sketch that turns out good usually becomes the lineart (i don’t make a new lineart layer to trace it unless it’s really messy) and the rest gets deleted.
as for the length of each artwork, i really really take a long time to draw so i have no clue myself.. this drawing was just for fun so i finished it in 2 days on and off? not sure of how many hours tho.
i hope this answers your question! thanks again.