(Also don't forget, Commissions are still open! Be sure to click the link below for details.)
Commissions InfoCOMMISSION INFO
Please be prepared to spend at least $30 for a simple, single character image and at least $50 for a full single character illustration. Final costs will be determined on a case by case basis. Generally the more complex the image the more it will cost. Please keep that in mind when requesting additional characters, complex poses or sizes, and the like.
If you absolutely need a commission by a certain date, please let me know so we can work something out.
-You are responsible for providing any and all references required to do your commission including images of the character(s), background material, and size and shapes. Please be as detailed as you feel the need to be, the less vague a description the easier it is to do your image.
-Stating specific weights, trimesters, or the like do not make for proper size reference. If you do this I wil
How many hours a day do you spend drawin'?
It depends largely on the day. Not counting "days off", on average I spend around 6 to 8 hours a day drawing or working on some creative work. Of course this varies a lot depending on what other kinds of errands or work I need to get done in a day, and in some cases it can be half that.
Are there any of your older artworks you would want to recreate?With regards to the "Old is New" series there are definitely older images I'd like to take another crack at now that I have more skill and experience. One such an example was an image of Mii (from Jungle de Ikou) that I used to have in my gallery.
Will you continue the Old is New Series?
Yes, though I can't say when that will be at the time.
What, exactly, is your favorite Megaman game?
Based on series, they are:
Classic - Mega Man 9
X - Mega Man X (the original)
Zero - Mega Man Zero 3
ZX - Mega Man ZX
Legends - Mega Man Legends 2
Battle Network: A tie between MMBN2 and MMBN6
Star Force: Mega Man Star Force 3
It'd be too difficult to single out the #1 game from that last though.
What is the most difficult part of the creative process for you?
Really, the hardest part is just figuring out the initial sketch. Translating an idea in my head down on paper can sometimes take a bit of trial and error to figure out a pose and image layout that I like. Everything else just comes down to a matter of time and effort.
Following up on that, what, as commissioners, can we do to help out with that? More detail to specify? Less detail so you have a bit of wiggle room?
You should definitely be as thorough as possible when describing your commission idea! The clearer picture I have in my head when I start, the more easily I can translate it to paper.
Have you any plans for after Battle of the Bulges and the Cursed Belly Button ring are finished?
Yes. I can't say too much about them right now, and you won't be seeing it immediately following the conclusion to BotB and Cursed Belly Ring, but I definitely have things in mind for what comes next.
What made you choose cell shading as your main way to color, why not experiment and try soft shading or other techniques?
What is currently the picture you are most proud of showing up in your gallery?Oh, definitely this one:
Okay, here is a question. What was the catalyst for the Scarlet Witch's ininital weight gain in the NMSGs series?Krispy Kreme
I've seen some of your written work in your gallery and other places... you would ever consider writing a full expansion story if you had the time?
It's less a matter of time and more a matter of focus. I've made attempts at writing expansion fiction in the past and each time I lose interest fairly quickly. I've found, however, that when I tie a story to a series of images (such as in No More Skinny Girls, Battle of the Bulges, and Cursed Belly Ring) it's easier to stay on task and maintain an interest in the story I'm writing.
Have you ever had a commission request inadvertantly spoil a plot point of a show, comic, or game that you were playing at the time?Fortunately I've never had this happen before. Or if it has, it was for a series that I didn't have much of an interest in anyway.
Favorite girl to draw....?
It's kind of a mood thing really. I don't have any one particular girl I like to draw above all others, but girls such as Jessie (Pokemon), Tifa, and Gwen (Ben 10) have all filled this role at some point or another.
Have you ever considered making a series of art that only focused on one show?
See my various Mega Man related drawings for an example of something like that.
So is there a prize to be won in Battle of the Bulges?
I cannot say at this time.
Hm...are there any girls (or guys for that matter) where you think "Oh CRAP" when trying to draw them, in terms of how hard they are to draw?There are definitely a lot that fit that description. a Prime example is Final Fantasy X's Lulu. She's pretty hot, but her outfit is hella intimidating.
Do you prefer Marvel or DC?
On the whole, I'd have to side with Marvel. But the times where DC is able to deliver something good with something from their stable I find myself preferring it.
In relation to that: New 52, yay or nay?
While I hear there's been some good stuff to come out of New 52, my opinion on it as a whole is a resounding nay.
Who is the most obscure or lesser known character you've ever been asked to draw?
They were so obscure I don't even remember!
That wraps it up for this time! Maybe I'll hold another Q&A in the future. We'll see!