FAQ and Commonly Asked Questions <3
i. How long have you been drawing?
Since about the age of 6. I remember that my grandmother bought me a ‘How to draw Winnie-the-Pooh’ book, and I was hooked. My first grade teacher also pulled me aside one day after classes and mentioned how she liked one of my drawings so much she wanted to keep it. Been drawing ever since.
ii. How did you learn to draw?
Up until high school, I was all self taught. I’d pause anime and try to redraw the scene, etc. Then high school hit and I had a few art classes, but once I hit college I learned the key lessons like shading, perspective - all the fun stuff. Figure drawing helped me like no other.
Since college, I’ve always had 2 separate art styles; realism and anime-ish. Since I’ve graduated, I’ve sort of blended the two together. Pretty much everything was a big trial and error, and pushing myself to get better. I look at my older stuff now and cringe, haha. My styles didn’t always blend nicely.
As far as digital art goes, I’m pretty much all self taught, especially in openCanvas and Photoshop. And there’s always room for improvement <3
iii. What did you major in college?
I graduated with an Associates in Fine arts in 2008, and a Bachelors in Fine Arts with a concentration in Drawing in 2011. :)
Though I did take a bunch of other classes, like photography, ceramics, illustration (LOVED), painting, and a few graphic design courses.
iv. What programs do you use?
I mostly use a program called openCanvas, which is made by PortalGraphics.net. It’s a wonderful drawing program, and I’ve yet to find anything like it. oC has so many great features too, like event recording and online network drawing with other people. And it blends color like no other, where in Photoshop you have to build up color. I use version 4.5+, but there is a free version that I use occasionally called 1.1 (which if you Google you should be able to find fairly easily if you want to try it out). It is a PC only program, however.
I do also use Photoshop 7 and CS2 from time to time, for things like effects and text. I also dabble in Macromedia Flash from time to time.
v. How old are you?
vi. Do you do art trades or requests?
Not usually, though if you have a cool suggestion or idea there’s a chance it could get drawn :)
vii. What are your favorite pairings?
Ooooh boy, you ready for this? YOU ASKED FOR IT.
- Dramione (Draco/Hermione) - Harry Potter OTP
- Zutara (Zuko/Katara) - Avatar: The Last Airbender OTP
- Makorra (Mako/Korra) - Avatar: The Legend of Korra
- Fiolee (Marshall Lee/Fionna) - Adventure Time
- Delena (Damon/Elena) - The Vampire Diaries
- FemaleShepard/Garrus - Mass Effect
- Farriswheelshipping (N/Touko) - Pokemon Black and White
- Sesskag (Sesshomaru/Kagome) - InuYasha
- Hikaru/Haruhi - Ouran High School Host Club
- UlquiHime (Ulquirra/Orihime) - Bleach
- Jace/Clary - The Mortal Instruments
- Jareth/Sarah - Labyrinth
- Gendry/Arya - Game of Thrones
- Shaoran/Sakura - Cardcaptor Sakura
- Kyo/Tohru - Fruits Basket
- Alec/Magnus - The Mortal Instruments
- Ryouga/Akane - Ranma
- Rival/Kotone - Pokemon Gold and Silver
- Mitsuru/Mahiru- Crescent Moon
- Prince Diamond/Usagi - Sailor Moon
- Gene/Melfina - Outlaw Star
- Heero/Relena - Gundam Wing
- Mamoru/Usagi - Sailor Moon
- Tenchi/Ryoko - Tenchi Muyo
- Blaine/Kurt - Glee
- Fire Emblem - …pretty much anyone
I think that’s all of them. I’ll update when I have more, haha~
vii. What are your favorite books?
The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling is my favorite, hands down. Followed by Cassandra Claire’s Mortal Instrument series. I also like Kresley Cole’s The Immortals After Dark series, and YES their romance novels and NO I am not ashamed. They’re cute love stories too, ftw <3 Eragon by Christopher Paolini and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte are also top faves.
viii. Do you sell your artwork?
Yes I do. I have most any artwork I sell over on my StoreEnvy account. There are prints, keychains, stickers, bookmarks, posters…I try to keep updating with new things, so bare with me?
ix. Are you a gamer?
YES. Y. E. S. And I have been for years. (That’s actually how my fiance and I met). My all time favorite game is probably Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Other favorites include LOZ: Majora’s Mask, Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Assassin’s Creed 2 (DaVinci FTW), the Mass Effect series, LOZ: Windwaker, the Fire Emblem series (OMG <3), The Legend of Dragoon, Kingdom Hearts, the Jak and Daxter series (but ESPECIALLY Jak 2), LA Noire and the Pokemon series.
x. Are you open for commissions?
As of right now; yes! Feel free to send me a note or chat me up on deviantArt if you’re interested.
Have any other questions?
Feel free to send me an ask! :P