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What do you do while Drawing?
MagickLorelai at 3:49PM, Aug. 9, 2006
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When I draw, I often listen to music or have the TV on for background noise. It helps me focus better on what I'm doing. What do you do?
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kaminari at 5:14PM, Aug. 9, 2006
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I work… seriously…

My job consists of me sitting at a desk listening to FAA ground control frequency for actual flight arrival and departure times to plug into a computer program so that the county can charge airlines for times their aircraft are on county-owned gates..

I get a lot of time to draw while doing this..

I am FS2 champion! w00t!!
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thatreevesgirl at 5:18PM, Aug. 9, 2006
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I listen to music or to podcasts. I love talk radio (I used to be a college dj), so podcasts are right up my alley. I also listen to NPR. I like it.

I will also (being the sad little anime freak that I am) stick in one of my anime series and watch it for the bazillionth time in the background.
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Terminal at 5:29PM, Aug. 9, 2006
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Listen to kcrw.

(Morning Becomes Eclectic in the morning, Weekend Becomes Eclectic on morning weekends. Metropolis and Nocturna at night.)

.: Myxomatosis :.
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Mazoo at 5:54PM, Aug. 9, 2006
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I usually listen to music, but I draw most of my best stuff while I'm surfing around, reading other webcomics and looking at art. I guess it inspires me to keep going on the page?
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Adariel at 6:07PM, Aug. 9, 2006
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Listening to TV/Radio for background sounds, and theres always something to drink around my left side (milk, soda, juice, anything i could take out from the fridge)
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chezz at 3:56AM, Aug. 10, 2006
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I usually listen to music or I talk with my friends :D :D :D
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ccs1989 at 4:05AM, Aug. 10, 2006
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“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
-Henry David Thoreau, Walden
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Chelano at 9:08AM, Aug. 10, 2006
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I chat with people and listen to music
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SarahN at 10:16AM, Aug. 10, 2006
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Nothing. I just draw.
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Eirikr at 11:24AM, Aug. 10, 2006
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I usually watch The Simpsons or Band of Brothers(HBO WW2 mini-series).
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Titch at 12:01PM, Aug. 10, 2006
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Drink tea or coffee and listen to music. I'm more creative under the infulence of caffine.
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suzi at 1:24PM, Aug. 10, 2006
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If I get into a groove, I put music on and produce crap for hours, but if I'm just pumping out the daily comic, I usually don't have anything else going on.
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LowResAtari at 1:48PM, Aug. 10, 2006
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When I make me sprite comics… I listen to Mario Kart music, or I watch my TiVo'd comedy specials (when my mind is being slow)

When I actually draw something I put on Chrono Cross music.
99% of people would've finished this sente
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Kxela at 8:26AM, Aug. 11, 2006
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If I get a chance to download them, gigcasts :-D
that or I listen to music, eat, or just draw :3
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marine at 7:35PM, Aug. 11, 2006
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I cut myself and listen to Limp Biscuit (not limp bizkit eithar, this is the original L I M P for real.)
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Enef at 4:07AM, Aug. 12, 2006
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Anatak at 6:17AM, Aug. 12, 2006
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I listen to music that I feel best fits the mood of whatever I'm drawing, not to loud though or I can't focus.
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jissai at 10:00AM, Aug. 12, 2006
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i usually wake up from having one of those ' i finally finished that damn comic page!" dreams, and that inspirs me to draw the page after i wake, so then being half asleep i listen to the night crickets and flies and flees arguing in my room ^.^
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alejkhan at 11:07AM, Aug. 12, 2006
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Snack, watch tv or a movie or something, or if no tv like thingies, listen to music, im with people, etc. Oh, I also draw while I'm drawing.
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Stain at 3:34PM, Aug. 12, 2006
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My answer is a little too NSFW… Joking! I listen to music.
Dirk Zephyrs
Stain is also pretty hot.
Lawl @ Homosexuality

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Garwik at 4:17PM, Aug. 12, 2006
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I listen to very fine music.
Also I may watch some dvd's in the corner of my monitor if I don't need to concentrate hard.
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Radec at 8:27PM, Aug. 12, 2006
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Usually I listen to music and watch cartoons, primarily the ones on Cartoon network or, in the case of Invader Zim and some other ones i like, nicktoons network.
(i watch alot of cartoons :-D )
Usually, when I DO draw, it is around midnight to 2:00 AM, where I am peacefully alone, since everyone is asleep, allowing me hours of absolute bliss and solitude. This is the time I live for!
As for music, I usually listen to something off of my computer playlist, which includes, just to name a few:
-Black Sabbath
-Rob Zombie
-Mindless Self Indulgence
-Gnarls Barkley
-Kenny Chesney

<= dead and buried.
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marine at 6:52PM, Aug. 15, 2006
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cut myself with a razor blade
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Comicmasta at 4:05PM, Aug. 16, 2006
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Listen to the offspring
Eat Andy capps hotfries (cause cheetoes make my ass burn)
And drink some random alchoholicbeverage from my fridge/cabnit.
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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br4nzilla at 7:48PM, Aug. 16, 2006
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I listen to Elton John's Road to El Dorado album, the Beatles, or the Garden State OST. … Or I watch something silly like Napoleon Dynamite.

If I'm reeally serious about what I'm doing, I spend a few hours at the library, isolating myself and scattering books all over this big table with my bigass headphones on. Ah, bliss.
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theillusivefish at 6:20AM, Aug. 19, 2006
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heh, i like to bash my head on the talble abit…strum my guitar and then listion to some music as i FINALLY get round to making the actual comic
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Aussie_kid at 10:33PM, Aug. 20, 2006
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I have to be listening to music and it never matters what I listen to. I could be doing an incredible depressing song and the page is supposed to be light-hearted. A few other times I'll have a snack bar with me and eat it while I work
Insanity Complex: We may not be insane, but we like to think we are
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KamiDaHobo at 1:37AM, Aug. 21, 2006
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I definitely listen to music. Otherwise, I simply can't concentrate.

I always get better results if it's a song that inspired me to write/draw the part of the story I'm working on. Gets me into the swing of things, and is very soothing.

And eating.

Because eating is delicious.
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taltamir at 3:05PM, Aug. 24, 2006
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my answer would not be work/child safe :P…

seriously though, I just draw when I draw… Music and the like is to occupy your mind so it doesn't get full of nasty things like thoughts…
But when I create art my mind is full of the art, I get swalled in work and not in my surrounding… then again, I don't draw comics but the occasional work of art, so I guess there is alot less of tedious (color/pen the existing drawing") and alot more focus (what am I gonna add to it next)
I do not have a superman complex; for I am God, not Superman!
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