G: I used to have a pre-painting routine that helped me during the lockdown. I would wake up and eat breakfast, have a green juice or smoothie, make coffee, and get myself all set up with painting. I don’t really do that anymore because my pandemic routine started to make me feel really trapped and depressed. Instead, I let my morning routine be its own separate part of my day. Then I paint whenever the mood calls to me. Sometimes I paint first thing in the morning and other times in the afternoon or during the night. I still like to paint with my water bottle nearby. My actual painting process usually starts with me looking up a few references, getting inspired by some colorful artwork, then sketching, outlining, coloring, then [doing] shadows and final details. I always paint skin first during my coloring process and then build around those skin tones.