Anonymous:

I saw that your sketch commission is open on ko-fi for $12. How do I go about doing that?

An excellent question! For $12, you’ll get a black and white, waist-up sketch of one character in my usual sketch style similar to these here or like many of my drawn asks responses. (It can be any fandom or oc, as long as you can provide visual references for me to work from.)

Send in your donation, and then either message me here with what you’d like drawn OR email me at newbabyfly@gmail.com

If you want more than one character, or more than a b&w waist-up sketch, message or email me with details and we can discuss rate and details from there. And of course contact me with any further questions beforehand. 🙂

(I’ll eventually get around to making some more detailed/formal commission sheets, if there’s enough interest, lol.)

Well dang, thinking about the drawing Exo ask some more and now I kinda want to draw a little tutorial about how to I do it. Because it’d also be useful for me too to really lay out the process!

Anybody interested in seeing that if I can squeeze it in? 🙂

shark-03:

Hey, a few things. One, love your fireteam of nerds. They’re amazing. And then two technical like questions? Two, How did you learn to draw exos?? And three, what brush do you use for inking in Autodesk? I have yet to find one I like. D: ( Keep up the good work! :3 )

Hey hey, thank you! Glad you like my nerds! ♥️

As for Exos, I kinda wing it? XD; I use a lot of references and screenshots to draw them, and rather than trying to draw every detail I try to keep it to the most basic, most distinct shapes, then add further details if needed. And if I’m drawing a face straight on, I unashamedly admit to using the symmetry tool, lol. I’m still not super great at drawing a particular face consistently, but it’s a learning process. Not sure how helpful that is, but if you need to just straight up trace a screenshot, that is a totally legit way to get started on learning to draw them!

As for the inking tool, my current favorite is actually the base felt-tipped marker in Autodesk. My general preference is for an inking tool that has a good amount of variety in the stroke width based on the amount of pressure I’m using- saves me some time changing the brush size and feels more fluid to me. I’ve fiddled with it’s base settings some, but I’ve found it’s got the stroke range I like, but a little softer edge than the base inking tool. (Though sometimes I like the extra-sharp edge for messier stuff!)

Hope that helps! 😀