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Journal Entry: Fri Nov 8, 2013, 3:50 PM


Hey guys,
Hows it going?
 I know I should have done this a long time ago, but I've been so busy.Anyways, I want to create a FAQ journal entry for any questions you guys might have concerning art, how I work Etc. I might not be able to answer some but hopefully I can answer a big majority of the questions,
And so, If you guys have any suggested Questions post away and I'll start putting it on my FAQ journal entry : )

Thanks guys !

-love sakimi

+FAQ+

so far I have...I will edit as I go along

+Personal


Q:How long have you been drawing?

A: I've been doodling since I was 6, I've been digital painting since I was 16 :)

Q:what is your education record Like ?
A:I went to a normal High school. Then, I went to Dawson college in Quebec I enrolled in the 3D animation Program.

Q:What inspires you?
A:I've always been inspired by video games, I love seeing the character/env designes, also Movies and real life events in my life are a great sourse of inspiration. Recently I've been greatly inspired by going on CGhub.com and checking out all the top notch artist there.

Q:What do you do when you have an so called 'artblock'?
A:Sometimes I just keep drawing until I get into the flow again, but others, I just do something else, like playing video games, or other hobbies, I think the important thing is to refresh yourself , and try not get too focuses on 1 little detail or one picture, if it's not working and you trying to make it work, wont make it work. at this point starting over is the best thing to do as you'll probably do a better job knowing what works and what doesn't from your previous tries:) Or you could ask your friends for feedback .


+Art Fundamental


Q: How do I learn Human anatomy, character Proportions ?

A:I would recommend buying any anatomy book to start of. One of my favorite books is ("Figure Drawing Design and Invention by Michael Hampton" and Human anatomy for Artists ) It would also help if you went to live drawing classes just to observe from real people. It wouldn't hurt if you attended any live drawing classes or any character creation classes where they teach you the fundamental of anatomy and proportions.

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:iconasmilingmalice-on-da:
Do you currently or will soon be taking commissions? I'm sorry if I'm asking in the wrong place but I can't seem to find commission information if you have any on display.
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Shimgapi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How did you go about learning color? And if there is, what is the quickest way upon doing so?

I would love to know how to confidently choose colors that fit well with each other. How did you go about learning that? Did you read any books, did studies, or attended lectures out there that you used?
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:iconsy-paint:
SY-Paint Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I recommend taking an oil painting class. You will learn about how colors effect each other under different lighting scenarios. 
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:iconda-nii:
da-nii Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What method do you use for coloring/painting your works? And what brushes do you use (whether it's sketching, coloring, details etc.)?
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:iconyiichu:
yiichu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Sorry for bothering, but what size canvas do you usually work on?
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:iconto-ka-ro:
To-Ka-Ro Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
What has taught you the most about digital art?
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:iconnimlid:
Nimlid Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
You said that you went to a normal high school - did you take any art classes while you were there or did you improve your artwork in college? Many thanks! :)
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:iconleocat777:
leocat777 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
when will you open up commissions again and what are your prices for OCs?
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:icondeadpoetic17:
DeadPoetic17 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I really want to ask and wanna see your answer :D
Do you believe you are the one of the BEST ARTIST on dA?
And if you could make any tuts or progress in coloring or drawing :)
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:iconyume-rie:
Yume-Rie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Omg Michael Hampton's book is one of my faves as well! I couldn't recommend it enough.

What are your current goals?
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:iconluchianguyen:
Luchianguyen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What artists inspired you?
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:iconyvanya:
Yvanya Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist
thank you very much for doing this ! :D
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LeonardVindelStudios Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

:wave:

 

This is not a FAQ question so apologies for wasting more of your time but:

 

Thank you for replying to my note earlier this year about the artbook idea. How is it coming along?

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ankh22 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
How many artworks do you do in a week?
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:iconpiercingemeralds2:
piercingemeralds2 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
How did you form your own style?
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SY-Paint Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I can tell you have so many questions so if you can't answer this it's ok :D
But I am struggling with color right now. How would you recommend to start off learning about using color? Any books you use, and exercises, methods, etc. Thank you so much!
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Book-Box Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Try to learn about the full color wheel ( like ones in drawing programs/apps like ibis paint, paint tool SAI) also become familiar with RGB colors and hex code colors.
above all, I recommend the hex color codes. 
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:iconsy-paint:
SY-Paint Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student General Artist
what exactly do I do with the full color wheel and the hex codes? I'm sorry..I'm kinda lost :/
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:iconbook-box:
Book-Box Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I would usually play around with the colors and record them with what kind of color they are for future reference
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:iconsy-paint:
SY-Paint Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student General Artist
hmm..ok, I will try it thank you so much for helping me out :)
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:iconmeep-and-mushrat:
Meep-and-Mushrat Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I second this lol! Do you have a color palette or do you know most of these colors by memory? I'm well aware of color theory, but are there any other resources that you'd recommend? Normally for skin color I acutally color pick one of your paintings so I can see where the color is on the color wheel :/
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:iconnimlid:
Nimlid Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
I third that! I would very much like to know the color palette for skin - If you have any, that is. :)
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:iconladysniper1993:
LadySniper1993 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And do you think you can do an artwork with Belle from Beauty and the Beast? She can have headphones and be listening to audio books! (Because she loves reading!)
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LadySniper1993 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What program do you use for your art? 
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:iconluztapia:
LuzTapia Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I know this is not art related, but how do you do to take care of your health? I always wanted to know how artists manage with this. I imagine that drawing a lot must cause you pain on your back or in your eyes (at least it happens to me sometimes)
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:iconsy-paint:
SY-Paint Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I second this question! I have wrist problems sometimes :(
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:iconluztapia:
LuzTapia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
me too! u.u 
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:iconvelsen:
velsen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
how do you handle frustration?
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:iconmetaa:
MeTaa Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Do you currently have an art-related job? Just curious if you're a freelancer or work at a studio and what the experience is like :)
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:iconjulzcatz:
julzcatz Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Do you do requests?
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:iconangelgirl321221:
angelgirl321221 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist
How large are your canvases usually?
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:iconmoonlitcrescent:
MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Who is your artistic hero?
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:iconretro-death:
Retro-Death Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you think you challenge yourself enough when it comes to art? That you keep trying out new things?
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:iconthe-mango-tango:
The-Mango-Tango Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
do you, have a cat?
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:iconquasicarbon:
QuasiCarbon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you see the image, that you are about to draw, clearly in your minds eye or do you have to work it out as you go
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:iconwendyline:
WendyLine Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you earning money on art alone or do you have sideline jobs?
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:iconjellopixel:
JelloPixel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist
I don't understand what the anatomy is for?
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:iconluchianguyen:
Luchianguyen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Did it take you a lot longer to finish a painting in the beginning? For example, how long did elf lady sakimichan.deviantart.com/art/… take?

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BloodySky2012 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
All of your art is gorgeous and your skills are astonishing :heart:. My question is,I know you have a few of the Naruto characters portrayed as ANBU and also that the one of Sakura was deleted by mistake by dA,my question is do you plan on reposting it or maybe redrawing it? It would be lovely if you could answer my question :blush:. Thank you !
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:iconjpyza:
jpyza Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
What happened with your old livestreams? I only see three of them now! Is there  any chance to watch those again?Pray 
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darkmikasonfire Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cause I'm totally bored and feeling a bit odd.
Which do you prefer the one your dating to wear: boxers, briefs, panties - sheer or not, granny panties, speedo/thong, or nothing at all.
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:iconjenwzm:
jenwzm Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
What is your current job position (like character designer, lead concept artist, etc) and who are you working for (like name of game company/companies you worked at)?
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:iconbennevolance:
Bennevolance Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Can you draw a picture of Orianna from league of legends, like a Human/Robot = Android? :D
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:iconrinhyouki:
RinHyouki Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student General Artist
What would you suggest for trying to improve?
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:iconkitoria:
Kitoria Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
What is your dream job?
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:iconczarina-wolf:
Czarina-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
do you sketch your art first on paper or free draw in the programs you use.
how do you get clean lines/tips on perfecting this technique
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:iconyiichu:
yiichu Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Are you self taught? Or did you take lessons?
Also, how much time for a painting??
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:iconmilliardpeacecraft:
MilliardPeacecraft Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
What tools do you use to draw your art?

What fandom(s) are you currently into right now?
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:iconlightning-powered:
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
were you self taught and how do you balance colors so well?
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:iconthemoltendragon:
TheMoltenDragon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
How much time will you spend on a single drawing?
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