Well....I hope that answers most questions. *sigh*
About me:"What age did you start drawing?"
If I remember correctly I think around 5 or 6. I drew dinosaurs. My favorite one is Diplodocus
"what does it feels like to be popular?"
....Am I popular? I don't feel any different than what I usually feel.
"How do you take critiques? "
When I ask for critiques, I want people to tear it apart then explain to me all at the same time why it's horrible. I may argue about it for a while, get upset, but eventually I suck it up and fix it. It's a critique, unlike most people, I don't want to hear anything nice, because I just want to get to the point and get back to work.
"Do you have plans to do a comic of your own?"
Yes… I'd like to do a small love comic about Mimi the cat and Dee the dog. They are my happiness right now. You can find some of the work in my gallery. They are still diamond in the rough. Lol
"What are your favorite colors?"
Blue and purple.
"What's your major?"
Uh…gezz …x_x'' Maybe illustration? I'm not good with these life decisions.
"What inspires you to do art?"
Emotions (all them feels) and music. Gotta have an outlet somewhere.
"What is your favorite part about drawing?"
Anatomy!!!!! It's just sooooo beautiful! I know it's probably most artist's, but…I feel so much happiness and love when I get an anatomy right, or when I can point out anatomy flaws, or when I know the name of a muscle. +_+ My eyes and heart just twinkles.
"Will you marry me?"
No, I'm already married....to my work! pfffh.
"What programs do you typically use for creating your work?"
I use Photoshop CS5 and Painter Tool Sai to create most of my art work.
"What tablet do you use?"
Wacon BAMBOO. ._. The cheapest one, but the most portable!
"What brushes do you use?"
If you're thinking Korra and Lin, then it's Painter Tool Sai preset brush: "rough_brush 1" I think.
For everything else, I go to free photoshop brushes websites. I try my best to credit the artist who created them, but sometimes I forget where I download them. I'm sorry…T^T
"How long does it take to finish an artwork"
Depends on how long it takes to get my ideas down correctly. =_=' sometimes only 2hrs, but sometimes months (not consistently. Like I leave it then come back to it).
"How long did it take to become as good at art as you are now? "
For as long as I have tried to be an artist. They say practice makes perfect, but nothing is perfect so there's only more practice. Lol
"Can you do Tutorials? "
Some of you have been pretty persistent about this question. Although, I personally don't feel qualify to do any tutorials in teaching people to draw because I'm still a student myself. I have some step by step that you can look at. chukairi.deviantart.com/galler…
I hope that helps in some ways.
"what can I do to make my character's anatomy better?"
You can either go to: www.posemaniacs.com/
For beginners that's okay, but after you realize how muscles and weights comes into play, you'll have to figure the rest on your own. If you really want to know how anatomy works, you can either
1.Look at a lot of naked people. (not recommended for anyone younger than 18)
2.Or just draw a lot of people like crazy.
It's all about practice. =_=' I'm getting rusty as I speak.
"Any recommendation on art books? "
I would recommend "Foo Midori, Book of Pictures" for an art book. I like anime style stuff, but she also does semi realism too. I love the way she colors stuff, and she seems to know anatomy more than most anime artist.
"Do you do critiques? "
I do, but only if you're honestly and sincerely prepare to hear what I have to say. I've learned to only critique when asked, because some people are "lilly livers" (Toph).
"Did anyone you know personally inspire your characters?"
No one I know personally inspired them...
Luna was definitely inspired by Sailor Moon. I adore the cat in sailor moon because she was my imaginary friend when I was a kid (so yeah there's part of my life story. Lol).
Sora came from my idea of what God would look like (pure like the whitest white snow).
Esther is kinda based off of me. Although I do have stories about them individually, I have yet to connect them all together. Other original characters such the seasons and fishies…They came from, well, obvious things. Lol.
"Why haven't you and Darkenjie done serious art for Leda in Pokemon Awkward?"
We have. Lol Buy the book and find out! You can purchase one here: www.etsy.com/listing/103842270…
Or…find us at cons!
"Are there going to be more Pokemon Awkward? You guys seem to have slowed down"
There are…but we are just taking a small rest from all the cons and publishing our book. I'm kind of reluctant to continue because that means there will be a book 2….DX so much work. Fans: GET TO WORK LAZY! Me: TT_TT
"Do you make your own cosplay?"
Nupe! Do not harness that kind of skill in me. I hire amazing tailors to do it. You guys can find them here: www.facebook.com/pages/Sew-Wha…
"Where do you find your accessories in cosplay such as: wigs, shoes, jewelries"
EBAY for everything.
"Are you allowed to sell fanart etc?"
Honestly, I'm really tired of answering this question.
The answer is probably, no.
I've done my research on copyright laws, and anyone who researched it can tell you most things are in the grey. What I can tell you is that any artist who draws or sells fanart is probably taking a gamble. If the company does tell me to stop selling or drawing their characters I will probably have to stop. Although, most big companies overlook fanart because it's practically free promotion to them. Another thing is it would just cost too much to go through laws suit to sue a poor artist like myself and get nothing out of it. I don't have anything to give them because I'm barely paying my tuition. I can also argue that through part of "fair use law", I can say that most of my fanart, does not damage any of the fanart character's or the company's reputation. If anything, I just want to promote what I love and respect; their characters, their animation, and their work. I do sell fanart, but I'm not making a giant profit from them that I'm crashing their companies. And all the fanart I do does not derive from tracing or copying any art work, but a different interpretation of it in my style.
So Please, do your own research on copyright laws.