Ohai! This is just to avoid unnecessary repeated answers. How long have you been drawing?
All my life! Ever since I was a kid I was attracted to graphic arts and music...but I started drawing seriously (aiming to improve) since I joined dA on December 2008. Ever since I have tried to draw, if not on a daily base, in a weekly base at least.Will you make free art for me?
Nope, sorry. I can't afford doing stuff for free. College is expensive and so are art supplies and transportation. If you want something from me, I take commissions
.What program(s) do you use?
Mainly Paint Tool SAI
, but I also use Photoshop for adding text and playing with colors after I'm done.What tablet do you use?
I use a Wacom Bamboo Fun
, the smallest size. I find it more confortable to draw in little surfaces, but that's just me. What tools do you use for traditional art?
I use Copic markers, any pen for lineart (preferably with a tip under 0.4) and ecolines. Ecolines are like watercolors, but cheaper. For sketching, I use any pencil I find in my way. XDWhat is your motivation for drawing?
Usually, my own stories. Seeing them in my head and wanting to capture them more physically.Do you have any tips for beginner artists?
Yeap, practice. Look around you, copy, imagine, try. Don't be afraid, and never say you're not good enough.What brush settings do you use? (remember I use SAI, not Photoshop)
I constantly change them. But basically, it's like this:
General = canvas size 2000 x 3000 approximately, smoothing 1-6
Lineart = brush, size 5, all other values in 0%
Coloring = bucket, pen and eraser.
Shading = Brush, all values in 0%, and oil water, but I always change the values XD Any favorite artists?
A lot. Some are here~How long have you had your current set of characters for? And how many changes have they went through since then?
I've had them since 2004. There are some older, some newer, but the vast majority was born around 2004.
Yes, they've changed but not much. I think they're all still evolving. XDWould you make a tutorial?
I'm so sorry, but not in the near future. There are much better artists who have already created amazing tutorials, so why stick with my lame style? Haha...What do you when you have an artblock?
I get lost in tumblr and watch series online. I listen to lots of music, roleplay and wait for it to go away. I never force it to leave.
When it goes, most of the times I feel like I've improved a little. XPDo you use any models for hands or such?
Tried once, but even thought it was useful, the proportions I use are very different. So right now I use none. Could you illustrate my story?
Not right now. I have to much crap to do, and would probably disappoint you. =^v^=;;;;;;;Who is your favorite character to draw, if you have one?
What a hard question! It really depends on the season, and my personal life. Right now I love drawing Dotsu, because he comes out easily and his design is very simple, so I can play with poses instead of worrying about detail. Phillip, Nien and Eile come next. The rest, I enjoy a lot drawing them. Which series, if any, are you currently obsessed with right now?
I'm hard to obsess. Over series. But right now I'm in love with Sherlock Holmes.Which one of your characters is hardest to draw for you?
All adult characters, and Urumi. She's really fun, but her hairstyle is more complicated than the rest, so I think that's why. I draw her a lot in my notebooks, nevertheless.Which one of your characters are you most like? least like?
Most like? I tend to add many of my traits to my characters, but to be honest, the one that is more like me is Dotsu. Nerd, introverted, likes drawing, a bit paranoid, lonely, bad at dealing with people, weak, likes eccentric stuff. I wish I was a genius, though...
Phillip is random and likes weird things, but he's depressive and over-reactive, and even if he's not good with people, he tries. I don't.
Nien... he's a bit like me. He likes studying and has little friends. But he sees himself as someone powerful and likes to play with other people, manipulating them to achieve his own goals. He sees the world as a chess game. And he's the only conscious player,he thinks.
Leage is far from what I am. Careless and always joking even in hard situations, she's always looking for some trouble. She's way too active to represent me.
Least like? Shogu? Urumi? Alex? Zawk? Trodd? Reom? Any of them that is extroverted, likes people, is a bit sadist and/or loves material stuff, money or sex. I'd say Shogu.
If you have more questions, ask them here and I'll add them! :>