welli got a good analytic and visual memory ( but that's about the only things my brain can handle .. took me 3 years to remember the birthday of my wife ... ) I still got tons to learn but i don't use much ref or studies , just because i prefer the "trial and errors" process , struggling until u got your shapes-values-whatever right , check from time to time to a ref to know if u got it right and if not trying to correct the mistakes . I don't think that the best way but that the way i am more comfortable with, so for me it's the best . Now , i do the same process as doing studies but just don;t paint it , i don't have the do-it-remember-it capabilities , as soon as i do studies i just disconnect and paint mechanically , at the end of the studiy i am like ... WTF did i just paint ? -__- . On the other hand i like to anaylse how other artist synthetyse in their own studies , or analysing how lights work IRL ... just a different process , same result ..or so i hope .. still got tons to improve but that's the fun part ...
Wow, that's a completely different approach. I figured everyone who painted handled studies the same way, but I guess it's just like any other training or education; everyone is different, huh?
I try to analyze how other artists work too. Which is why I love livestreams or video tutorials. Usually I don't even want the artist to talk about what they're doing. Just lemme watch it and come to my own conclusions. I guess by doing that I might stumble on a trick or process that I've been struggling to grasp.
as long as you fine what fit you the best it's all the best , personally i can't handle using too much ref ,it kills the originality i try ( i say TRY ) to bring in my designs , plus i've seen some badass artist wich are awsome but can't do creative design without ref and even , byusingref they are not so original in the end ( not that i am either ) , and studdies well , can't work with that i get bored so quickly ... Yeah , tutorials are cool to see howppl works always a good thing to see other processes .
nice to know i've always picture the word Titan with an idea of size more than the representative aspect of the greek mythologic version . Love the behemoth as a word too i almost used it , but it didn't fit with the weekly contest theme ( wich was Titan) hehe Thanks for the precision though