Oh my. The Mosaics I worked on aren't uploaded yet, but here we go:
What kind of pencils do you use?
Regular old mechanicals that you can buy in any drugstore. If for some reason I feel FOR SRS, I swear by Staedtler.
Layouts or straight to buisiness?
Layouts first, always. Sometimes I'll immediately get an idea in my head that's exactly what I want, but usually it's better for me to sketch out a bunch of fast and dirty thumbnails.
Aaaahahaha, I uh... hate inking.
I always always lose the energy that the pencils had.
If I have to ink, it's Faber Castells, Copic Multiliners or Staedtlers, in order of preference. I used to use Sakura Microns, but I had problems with their nibs bending or just disappearing entirely into the barrel. It was very strange and now I store all my pens caps-down out of paranoia. ... Now I kind of wonder if that's the way you're SUPPOSED to store them to avoid that problem? ._.
Well, I don't really use brushes on Transformers art, because they tend to make my lines a lot looser. I really prefer to ink with brushes or brush pens than with pens. I'm not very picky about brushes to ink with, and in fact my favorite inking brush has no label on it at all, and I'm terribly afraid I'll lose it someday and won't be able to find a replacement. :< To be honest though, it feels like one of those really cheap brushes you pull out of the ten cent bin at Michaels.
Give me a bruusshhhh!
Digital? What program?
Yessss. CS3 again.
Referance? Toys? Books?
I usually use screenshots, cars, or other art. Don't get me wrong, I love toys, but they'll have those weird little areas that just don't... work. (Bay movie Jazz's arms, oh man)
I'm not sure! It's a fickle thing. Sometimes I'll think of a weird idea I want to draw, sometimes I see something I want to paint, sometimes I'll just be in the bathroom and get an idea.