FAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)Here's a List of FAQ
If you have any suggested questions post below and I'll try to add those that is most requested : )
Basic Digital Painting Questions
Q: What tools do you use
A: I use Photoshop CS 6, and I work on a cintiq 21 UX
Q: What do you recommend for someone who wants to get into digital art?
A: For programs that I've used and would recommend are 1. paint tool sai, it's a very user friendly and it's very affordable! you can also try using Photoshop CS (any version) they are both great software to start with.
Q: can you recommend a tablet?
A: yes, if it's for fun, I think any wacom bamboo tablets will do the trick, if you want to be more serious with this, then I would go with any of the wacom intuos tablets : )
Q: How do you make the skin so soft?
A:it's not really a secret but I use the airbrush in PS CS 6 a lot to blend,
Q: what brushes do you use?
A: My latest brushes can be
My Online Store, Grand Opening : )
Hey guys Due to many Demand I'm now going to start selling some of my art online : ) Feel Free to check it out.
Anime North Placement and More poster previewsHey guys,
Update: I've receive confirmation on where I'll be seated : ) I'll be towards the very end of the Artist alley(comic Market) row near the craft corner side. Feel free to drop by if you'll be at AN. And if you know someone who will be siting near me let me know, I'm feeling left out since all my friends are on the D island T_T .
I'll be selling 13*19 posters,11*8.5 prints , my ancient art book, and possibly taking 20$-40$ sketch commission(bust-wasit-Fullbody). If you are interested in my sketch commissions, make sure to have reference with you : )!
See you guys there !
Some preview of the fanart posters
On a side note, all the posters I'll be selling at conventions will be available online in a month after I get a shop set up
how are y,all doing, I hope good : ) I've still being buried in work so I still haven't had much time to do personal work, even though its really fun working at my job. Anyways I am confirm for a Comic market table at Anime North this year! Last year
CI Monthly Feature #24Hello dear members and watchers,
Another article featuring works from our CI members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to our +40k watchers and the whole community!
HOW CAN I GET FEATURED?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots!
J-Pop Summit and Comic Con! :DIt's been a crazy busy summer with conventions and working on the Axent Wear headphones! I barely have time to work on anything else right now Q_Q
But anyway, I'll be at the J-Pop Summit in San Francisco's Japan Town this weekend 7/19-7/20th You can find me in the Kinokunia mall, on the 2nd floor near the elevators with books, prints, and more!
Come by and hang out! http://www.j-pop.com/2014/
I'm also honored to be part of deviantART's annual panels at San Diego Comic Con this year I look forward to seeing everyone again!
In the mean time, I've been working hard on making the 2nd prototype for the headphones. We are eager to release the Kickstarter as soon as possible. Once the headphones are on their way to production, I'll finally have time to finish the next Fisheye Placebo strip. I'm about half way done with the strip, though headphones have been keeping me very busy orz. But here's a preview of the next part!
Thanks for the support!
My honest opinion about your art [closed]Update: [10 slots taken for now! I will judge those 10 galleries first and re-open it later.]
I'll tell you my honest opinion about your gallery!
You'll get a note, or if you like, I can write it under your gallery.
Rules: Please only Manga/Anime style!! I'm not familar with other styles...
And you must know the basics at least. I'm not good at giving tips to real beginners!
Have a gallery with own drawings, not copied ones!
Since not everyone is able to take criticism, please choose whether you want improvement tips or not. And if yes, you MUST be able to take criticism!
So, who would like to have a constructive evaluation?
Ok, thank you!^^
Please don't be sad if you missed it. I know 10 slots are not much! But please consider that I need around minutes to look and judge one gallery. So 10 galleries make almost 1 hour work for me! >__<
Hullabaloo: how to save 2D animationI'm sure you all know and are aware, as me, that in the last years there was a veritable explosion of CGI animated movies:
Dreamworks, Pixar and now Disney itself produced incredible masterpieces,
but what about the 2D?
the hand-made animation that decreed the undisputed success of Disney
and that fascinated all of us when we was children?
How many hand-made movies have been produced in the last times?
It's sad to realize that the 2D animation is going to disappear, maybe forever.
Then I found a super-duper project in Steampunk sauce the Disney veterans are working on: Hullabaloo
but they need our help, I immediately gave my donations since this could
Birthday and Wedding day (with some pics!)Yep, Saturday was a magical day to me! Because I got married, it's true, but also because I'm back home and find many birthday wishes and gifts from you guys! I love you so much! You can't imagine what it means to me ♥ Thanks for being here and supporting me and my work!
Here are some gifts I've received and some pics of the wedding preparation (I don't have any pics yet but the first one from the D day!)
And now some pics of the wedding making of (only the first one is from the Dday):
Just About Commissions [CLOSED]
I will only do 2 slots at a time, however if the slots are full, you can still email/ note me and I will put you on the wait list. I will reply and confirm your commission when a slot is empty. Please be patient!
*Commissions will be finished during the weekend since that's when I have time, if your commission takes too long or if I feel like I cannot do it, I will refund your money.
I will only accept order forms through DA notes or if it is directed to my email: email@example.com
What I will draw:
I can draw:
BL/GL/Het, original characters, fanart, ecchi, soft yaoi/yuri, humans with animalistic features/ gijinkas
Animals as bg accessories are okay unless I refuse.
nsfw are okay, but I reserve the right to refuse.
I will not draw for you:
furries, mechas, landscapes, grotesque or dark theme
Don't fucking read this JournalI said Don't!
Boy, Reverse Psychology surely is efficient.
Also Dear whoever is reading this: you have a nice booty
Some more tips to FreelancingJust over a year ago, I compiled a small list of things you need to get started as a Freelance artist.
Let's accelerate a little bit, and assume that now you're in the business and have a pretty good groove going. While the core principles are still paramount to anything else, here are some quick one-shot tidbits of information that will assuredly save your bacon.
Back up everything, including the backups.
When working digitally, it's so easy to accidentally delete something off your hard drive and be unable to get it back. I've done this a few times myself. Even had entire hard drives fail on me. But it has been a very, very long time since the last time I had to redo an image from the start. Sure, I've had crashes that put me back an hour, I've merged layers together in a manner that ruins my work flow and makes the file unusable. But fixing these issues isn't nearly as painful
Ry helps you with your homework (kinda not really)Hi Principal Ry here. I know its exam time for many of you and you guys must be stressed as duck! So I have decided to help you Ryceballs with your homework (kinda but not really). If you got a question you struggle with or ANY questions what so ever, ask in the comments below and I will use NOTHING but my brilliant mind to answer them for u. I am knowledgable in pretty much all things in the universe. Throw them my way.
I will add the questions you asked in this journal along with the answer
How did the introduction of Jazz, Crazes and popular media influence the American populace during the early 1920s?
Brilliant question Silverpoint345, well well well firstly the American public heard the music and was like "HELL NAH THIS AINT MUSIC" cos in the 1920s everyone was kinda boring and didn't do much except for talkin about the weather, then after a while they became more open minded and were like "HELL YEAH THIS IS MY KINDA SH*T" and the
2013 Commission information Commissions are currently CLOSED :iconcommissionsclosed:
Check out past commissions and their progresses here: Trello
Check out my commission progress here at Trello.
Again, just shoot me notes if you're interested~ I'm happy to bounce back ideas and stuff, but please bare in mind that I also have the right to turn down any commission for any reason! And remember to look through my gallery to get yourself familiar with what to expect!
All payments will be in USD and paid in PayPal via firstname.lastname@example.org and full payments are required after sketches are agreed upon o
FAQ(updated)Art - Facts & Tools
What programs do you use to draw? *updated 11/12/14
Colored illustration: Adobe photoshop CS6 and Paint Tool Sai
Manga: Manga Studio
*Please don't ask me for pirated download links because I highly suggest buying the software.
When did you start drawing ?
All of us started to draw when we were young, right? However, I started taking art seriously when I was 15 years old.
Do you use a tablet? what brand? what size? *updated 11/12/14
Yes, I use Huion 10 x 6 inches.
*I experienced some odd issues with its driver which causes frequent BSoD. I really recommend you guys to buy/use a Wacom tablet. I'm planning to doing so soon once I have time to. ^^
Why do you only draw female characters?
Because I adore how beautiful girls are. I also tend to have more ideas when drawing girls. But i'm trying to draw things out of my comfort zone, like males and backgrounds.
How long does it take you to fin
F.A.Q. about my art!^^Updated November 2014
As I promised here is the F.A.Q.!
Feel free to ask, if you want to know something that's not listed here!^^
Very often asked questions
What's a llama on dA?
See it as a little gift!^^
How long did it take you to make
I found it somewhere on dA, saved it and use copy&paste!^^
So basically, I need 2 seconds to put this into your profile! xD
Do you take requests?
No, sorry. My freetime is too limited to give free art to anyone!
However, I sometimes have some giveaways with original drawings, so watch out!
Can you take a look at my gallery?
I can't visit everyone's gallery upon a re
Good and bad ways to gain pageviews, watchers etc.I know it's not easy to get attention on dA, but there are some good and some bad ways in gaining watchers, pageviews etc.
Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion only. You don't have to agree with all points but you should know I wrote all of them to the best of my belief!
First of all the good ways:
Interacting with people like giving them meaningful feedback. People really appreciate them especially because those comments are rare these days.
Doing art features. Thanks to the mention people get notified about it and will thank you!
Writing good journal entries and -of course- making good art.
For more tips have a look at this journal entry.
And now, the main reason why I wrote this journal.
Bad ways because you hurt or annoy people:
Writing controversial journal entries like ranting or hating a
KANE PRINT GIVEAWAY [CLOSED- RESULTS]Lol some people joined even though I said the giveaway was closed....so I had to take them off the list as that wasn't fair. sorry about that.
Anyway, I chose the 3 winners of my giveway!
These are the numbers:
And those people are
!!! (Not giving out full names but I checked and pretty sure there aren't repeats of people with the same first name and letter of last name; )
I'll contact the winners immediately! ^^ Thank you everyone for joining my giveaway! I'm really grateful for all of the support. ;v; I'll hold more giveaways in the future, so no worries. Thanks again!
Casually uploads everyday just to make sure people see/want to join;
ALSO, if you guys are going to be gone when I announce the results, you can tell me! As long as you notify me now, I can keep your info until you come back. This
Coloured sketchpage auction [closed - thank you! ]HDFLSKLSKD I'm shocked, thank you very much everyone for commenting/bidding! All slots have been filled, thank you so much for your support! :iconlazycryheartplz:
Hello all! ★
I'm low on funds right now, and since opening new slots for regular commissions isn't an option at the moment, I've decided to hold a sketchpage auction ^^. If you're interested, please read the info below!
SINGLE CHARACTER SKETCHPAGE
Character belongs to moondust70
(Click to see full size)
Final size 2000x2000 (300dpi)
Characters one (I *might* add an extra character to any of the sketches if I see they're relevant to the main character's story, but this is up to me)
Content I'll use the same structur
ACID'S COMMISSIONyo what up pimples~
i wanted to celebrate with my wonderful followers! thank you for following me, i’m so happy to see that number grow! (i’m bawling tears over here) and since people have been constantly asking me to do some commissions, i figured now that i’m on break i can do some now~
i’m using cash clock and will be charging $1 per every minute
i’m pretty willing to draw anything, even some NSFW pics.
but here are some of the things i won’t be drawing:
+transformers (wayyyy too confusing, maybe if it’s a simple robot)
+too much blood and gore (sorry i can’t deal with intestine and stuff, if it’s slight i don’t mind too much)
i can doodle up to full paintings and it would be the same price $1/minute but keep in mind the longer the pieces takes to finish from # of characters/colors/rendering etc. it all adds up by the minute, if i thin
Second Feature : Meouw (June 2014)Because I hadn't enough time to create new features in the last two months, now my journal is open again! This week, I suggest you to discover talented artists who are also huge cat lovers! Feel free to visit their gallery, this is just an insight!
Urban Cats - 33 by MARX77 Who's there? by Lumpy2 The whole world in your eyes by Rebekka85 Others view of the world by TheKasta Prior cat by Cottoon Photo shoot3 by LoByteSo Cats Life by Silvermoonswan Araba Sevdalisi by RezzanATAKOL Spoiled by RezzanATAKOL Sunbathing beauty by RezzanATAKOL Tough Luck by WishmasterAlchemist Look up by landkeks Doughie Resting by brighteyesgal Lazy Pixel by meoww