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Journal Entry: Tue Dec 18, 2012, 7:51 PM

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?
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 find here

Q:What canvas size do you recommend?
A: I usually paint at the minimum of 1200 pixel wide or height, I like to go up to 8k pixel at times just to put extra details : ) The bigger the canvas the better you can add details to your work.

Q:How long does it take you to paint something?

A: It depends, a portraits would take me 1-3 hrs while a full painting could take me up to 24 hrs

Q: what's you process?
A:I paint everything digitaly in photoshop. I usually just go straight with color blocking. sometimes I like to start off with a digital sketch and then paint over it.

Q:How do you paint, I can't get my stuff to look awesome ;w;

A: there's no magic that can make your drawings look awesome right away, it really takes a lot of practice, experimenting, and hard work so don't give up, and keep at it : )

That's all the FAQ for now, I 'll try to update it everyday. I still have lots of FAQ to post here, but it'd take me hrs if I decide to do it in one day, sorry for the wait guys ;w;


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Sambalgeni Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very love the last answer.Great quotes....
Holahedn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
right or left handed?
also hi :3
AkaneHoshiko Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you learn to draw?
What did your first ever drawings look like?
Thanks :3
Chanze3 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
how did you learn how to draw?
Moxaji Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you gone to any art schools? 
xKirameku-Lunaix Featured By Owner Edited Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Diogeneia Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Konbanwa Sakimichan,

Would you mind adding an FAQ about whether or not you take commission work, and if so, how to obtain a rate sheet or contact you about it?  I see that this is a popular question to ask you in comments and I don't see it answered anywhere on Deviant.

I would like to discuss a possible project with you. 

0aku Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student
Did you attend an art school at any point in your life, or are you  self taught? If you have then where did you study? :)
Nai-Shiro Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also do you usually do your paintings on one layer? Or does it vary?
Nai-Shiro Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you make any speedpaint videos??
SayaTsukikoran Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
How do we commission you?
RoseWinde Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Do you accept commissions? If so, what is your pricing matrix?
Falenya Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello ! I was wondering if you live with your art or if it's just for fun, like what is your carreer o: Thank you :3
Littlemisshorror Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you have a site in which you stream on?
darkendpassion Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
hello and wow!
i was wondering, do you paint peoples work. i wanted to have you paint a cover to my un and coming comic book. do you have a pricing?
thanks in advance. ( like the picture you have called thumbs up) how much would you charge to do something like that?
tony m
malawika Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
charlieldom Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Think I could hire you for some project I want to do? I love your drawing style, and could easily be the best representation of what I'm trying to do. XD
SineMachine Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Could you please tell something about yourself and how you ended up being an artist? I think that would answer a lot of questions ^^
EhmJay90 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Hi new follower here :) do you have a youtube profile we can follow? Will you be making tutorials or just anything for us fans? ^_^ love your work!
EhmJay90 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
And do you have other accounts i can follow besides twitter,tumblr and DA? Thanks
Mokoni Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Artist
Suggestion to update for the FAQ...possible process if someone desires to commission you
Clari3 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you draw for a living? Or are you more design based? I would like to pursue a career in producing digital art and was wondering if you were in the industry so I could grab some tips from you Neko Emoji-16 (Blush) [V1] 
KuroBakura Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Would/Do you draw anime characters? Like Inu-Yasha and characters like that.
rice-claire Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Do you do any traditional work, like painting? If not, have you ever considered going back and using it it?
halfbreedfox Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've noticed a picture or two of yours has been posted to the website Tickld. I wasn't for sure what your policy on that was, but the user(s) don't seem to be claiming your work as their own, and your signature is still intact. Just wanted to give you a heads up since I noticed.
Ambyfu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love when I find FAQ's with the answers to my questions! :D
IceBunnies Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
How long did it take for you to become very good/advanced with digital drawing/painting? 
Levinea559 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tablet? Yes... Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with a Samsung tablet pen.
Sora-YukiSnowFlower7 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This helps me alot, I just started Digital Art. Ive drawn on paper since the 4th grade but I can really say this is different for me but I feel like if I can get good with pen and paper I can do this to^^ I use Sketchbook Pro 6, I think its pretty neat uet Ive seen the Sai paint program and it does look amazing :3 Im kinda bad with hands though xD soon Im wanting to start doing Commissions (starts at just $5.00) But this advice is great to have Ill be watching for your journals! Thank you!!^_^
TheSpiritCreative Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
This is really helpful, thank you. Digital art is strange territory for a traditional artist.
AoiDevvi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Oh, can I ask a question?
Will you be planning on doing an art book? It would be expensive to buy your art as prints - but I love collecting art books and your work is so amazing I'd adore having a book full of it.
EvilBryan357 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool of you B-).   You definitely are one of my favorite artists, keep up the good work
PiritarisT Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very helpful
thanks :)
Demonflames Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These do help though. :) Thanks for posting this.
Shi-Yin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Hello!  I see you posting daily sketches during work so ^w^ I'm just wondering, what is your job? XD
Lezzette Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
!!!!!oh oh oh I have a question!!!!!!!!!!!1

do you have live stream!!?
I would love see how you work :D
sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
How do you choose your color scheme? What's the best way to study lighting so that I know how to paint an imaginary scene?
LadyRhiRha Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou for the information, i've been wondering a few of these my self :)
Jahpan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Is there a program you can reccomend me for Mac/apple users for a sai program? I heard firealpaca is similar to sai but for apple users but i was wondering if there was something even more similar?
FreakySnowFlakes Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question to add (please let me know if you actually do add this in):

What would you suggest as far as learning Photoshop (cs5 because that's what I have access to) if you've previously worked with Paint Tool SAI for a year or two?  Any specific tutorials/books/videos/other that helped you/could help us photoshop newbies along the steep learning curve?

Thanks so much!!!!
flameshaft Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Wacom changed the naming system for their tablets... Bamboo doesn't exist anymore (they're reserving the name for their styli), so even the most basic tablet is called Intuos. What used to be Intuos in the old naming system is now known as Intuos Pro. =D Just to avoid confusion for anyone looking for a Wacom tablet now. I know I was confused when I was looking last November.
juju712 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Thanks for the tips. ^^
zydaria Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
If you could, can you put numbers on each of these questions, this way it would be easy to know where we stopped to read and where new questions start. Please consider this suggestion. Thanks! :) 
FTMPro Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome.  Thanks for some more insight on painting.  Thanks for taking the time.
jtieh Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
will you ever restock your online store?
Refielle Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really happy to see you have a clear stance on the matter of tablet choice.
Eightshot Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
what computer spec do you recommend/use?

Do you bother with conception on paper or do you work straight from your mind to the 'paper'?

not really a question but it would be cool to see a time laps video of your process.
Eightshot Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
erm....concepting* :D
dreamsandabyss Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student
thanks so much for sharing!
MirrorTree Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing you're my art idol <3
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