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FAQ 2012

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 3, 2009, 4:21 PM
[PERSONAL POLICIES]



Question:
Can I use your artwork for my blogs/LJ/etc?
Answer:
For recreational non-profit use, by all means, be my guest. Credit would be lovely, but not mandatory.

Question:
LEGASP. You've got an art thief at so and so page!
Answer:
I'm glad you've taken time to inform me, but I don't really care so much if my own artwork gets stolen (it's frequent anyways XD). The best route is just to quietly report it. Unless they're using it for profit, then that's a whole other issue..

Question:
Can I hire you for projects?
Answer:
If time permits and the offer is fair, perhaps.







[GENERAL]



Question:
What Programs do you generally use to CG?
Answer:
Adobe Photoshop 7, Open Canvas 4, Sai.


Question:
How do you do lineart? They look so clean.
Answer:
I just draw how everyone else does. They're not clean at all, especially at full view. By drawing on a large canvas, and then reducing its size, the imperfections magically disappear out of sight.


Question:
Do you have any tutorials?
Answer:
If you check my gallery, on the side, there's a section for Tutorials.


Question:
Do you plan on making tutorials in the future.
Answer:
I will try to.


Question:
Will you teach me how to draw and or give me pointers?
Answer:
Sorry, I cannot teach you. I don't really have an abundance of time anymore.


Question:
How long does each drawing take?
Answer:
Depends on the piece. A simple picture like "To Lan-Lan" only took about 4 or so hours, while a more complex piece such as "Butterfly Forest" took me more than 14 hours.


Question:
Do you use references for your illustrations?
Answer:
I generally go with my instincts on how things are supposed to look based on memory or experience, so I seldom use references. References are a good thing though. If I were drawing more elaborate background or architecture, I'd definitely need to have a reference.


Question:
Who are your favorite artists or where do you get your inspiration?
Answer:
I have many artists whom I adore, and the more variety, the better. Currently I'm in love with Miggy.
I'm inspired easily so I get inspiration from anything and everything, but lately, a lot of what I draw are based on Rurutia's vivid song lyrics.


Question:
What's your orientation?
Answer:
Mixed Asian.


Question:
When you draw, where do you start first?
Answer:
I like to start drawing with the hair or the face first. It's different for everyone, and you should go with whichever is easiest for you.


Question:
Do you have an instant messenger?
Answer:
I actually haven't used IM in many years...


Question:
Do you have any manga?
Answer:
No, not yet.


Question:
When did you start drawing?
Answer:
I'm sure every child doodles. But I didn't get serious until grade 8. I wanted to be an animator back then. Now it's probably the last job I'd want. How life works, eh?


Question:
Hey why don't you ever reply to my notes??? *FUME FUME*
Answer:
I appreciate the comments but I get a lot of mail/messages, and I can't possibly handle replying to all of them. I read almost all of them at least, and I'm happy you took the time to visit. So please just keep that thought in mind.


Question:
How do you prepare for conventions?
Answer:
Quite possibly the worst person to ask about this. You can do prints and stuff at Staples or Costco or a photo studio. I usually go to print shops because I print quite a lot, though lately I just print at home. Preparation-wise, that's something you figure out on your own based on your work-pace/organizational skills.


Question:
Hey, I saw you at [insert gallery website name/link here], and we're bffs =( why aren't you talking to me?
Answer:
Other than the sites I've listed below, and my personal art sites, I'm not in ANY other gallery.
So if you say you've seen me on sites like Gaia...that's not me :D


Question:
HEY!! You forgot to do this, this and this for me!
Answer:
I'm sorry. I'm human and I forget (...VERY OFTEN). Feel free to nag and remind me anytime.





For all other questions, feel free to ask,
I'll add them later on.







  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Rurutia - Pavane
  • Reading: Houshin Engi / Shiki / Kuroshitsuji
  • Watching: Yugioh 5D's / Gintama / JS3
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sketchere Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry if this seems too personal or if it has already been answered but how old are you?
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AussieJimfan Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
requests? >_> lol
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moonlitnights14 Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
:D You're so open and fun lol you're one of my fav artists :heart:
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CrimsonVampiress Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do u take requests??
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Lori849 Feb 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Helpful C: All questions I wanted to know are in here. THE MAGIC OF F.A.Q. Thanks for sharing!
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:iconbunnychii:
Uwahh you seem like such a cool person xD
Just looked at your resume on your website...that's amazing you can work with any art medium ~(* w *)~
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Montenero May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question and I know it's insanely boring and I know that you get those questions like a thousand a day, but please be patient with me ;3

I wanted to know which tablet do you use ?
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:iconblackmongoose:
Your FAQ really motivates me now to go on with Photoshop. I started now colouring with it and itīs really hard for me so that I sometimes frustrate ( but I want to study illustrator and graphic-design since I am 12 for making children books in future so I canīt give up XD )... I admire you since I am here DA ( youīre my biggest idol >///< *blush*). I hope I can be so good as you in PS in some years. :hug:

ooh oooh.. i also have some questions... >///<
What are the tools in Photoshop you always take ( Blur, dodge, brush etc...)? and...
How long do you take for a sketch ( with details and maybe BG...)?

Sorry when my english sucks... >////////<
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WeirdCircus9 Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you ever feel like giving up?

(I don't mean it in a bad way, I just sometimes feel discouraged about my skills.)
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Sabaku-no-hana Mar 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
soooo....you never took classes before? o___o not even an art school? you really are spectacular!
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