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FAQ

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 12, 2009, 10:53 PM



5. July 2013: Updated my FAQ since it was getting out-of-date.

General

Q: Will you watch me?
A: I don't believe in watching someone just because they asked for it.

Q: Will you be my friend?
A: Sure, I guess? I'm absolutely balls-awful at initiating conversations, though.

Q: Will you give me points?
A: Nope. Sometimes I'll surprise people with points or something. Keyword there being "surprise." 

Q: Are you male or female?
A: Neither; I'm a triceratops.
Triceratops by adventurevisual

Q: Are you really a triceratops?
A: No; they're all dead.

Commissions, requests, etc.

Q: Will you make me an avatar / draw me a picture?
I take commissions, so if you want one, go ahead and check that journal ;)

Q: Do you do free requests?
A: Nope.

Q: What about art trades?
A: Not usually.

Q: I caught your xxxxx kiriban!! Gimme a request.
A: Did I announce it beforehand, and is it a legitimate screenshot? 
If yes: Congratulations!
If no: Go away.

Q: Your commissions are closed. Will you reserve a slot for me?
A: No, sorry. 

Q: Will you send me a note when your commissions reopen?
A: Again, no, sorry.

Q: Your paypal commissions are so expensive! you should make them cheaper.
A: These are minimum wage prices, bro. :stare: If you're a bit short on cash, though, we can work out an agreement. 

Q: Do you take point commissions?
A: Only like once or twice a year. Don't count on them being open.

Q: Why don't you open point commissions more often?
A: They take too long and they're too cheap to be worth my time. I'll open them on occasion, though.

Q: How often are your paypal commissions open?
A: At this point, all the time, unless all my slots are full.

Q: Do you do commercial work?
A: I guess so? Commercial rates will be higher than rates for personal commissions, though, so drop me an email. You can find my address at the left, under "External links."

Art in general

Q: What tools do you use to make your digital work?
A: I use Adobe Photoshop CS2, Macromedia Flash 5, and sometimes deviantART muro

Q: What about traditional work?
A: Whatever's available. I don't normally upload traditional art, but when I do, I usually list materials in the description.

Q: can you tell me how to make pixel art?
A: Pixel art tutorial by medli20 Pixel art tutorial: Animation by medli20 <-- those thumbnails are tall and skinny as balls, but there you go. Feel free to ask me any specific questions in a note or something. 

Q: Can I use one of your pictures as my icon?
A: It depends. 
:bulletgreen: Is it one of my for-funsies work that wasn't made for anyone in particular? Then yes, go ahead.
:bulletyellow: Is it a commission or giftart for someone? Ask the person it was made for. If they're cool with it, go ahead.
:bulletred: Is it one of my panties icons? No, you can't use those.

Q: Can I post one of your pictures in my gallery?
A: It depends.
:bulletgreen: Did I draw it for you? If yes, go ahead and post it.
:bulletgreen: Did you use my stock photo(s) or base(s)? If yes, go ahead, but send me a link so I can see your beautiful work ;)
:bulletred: In all other cases, please don't post my work in your gallery.

Q: Can I sell one of your pictures as a print?
A: Golly, you mean you want to sell the drawings that took me hours and hours to make? And you want to take all that revenue for yourself for doing absolutely nothing, while I get left high and dry? Ahahaha suck a dick. :la:

Q: Can I use your pixel art for a cross-stitch pattern?
A: As long as nobody is making any money off of it, go ahead :) 

Features

Q: When will you post another one of your mess-with-someone's-head features?
A: idk, whenever I feel like it, I guess.

Q: Do you take suggestions for features? 
A: Yep! Please post them here, though; it will make life easier for me.

Q: What kinds of people do you normally feature? 
A: When I look for people to feature, I look for a number of things:
:bulletgreen: Relatively unknown artist (>200 watchers or so)
:bulletgreen: Whether or not they're active users.
:bulletgreen: They don't watch me.
:bulletgreen: They post artwork that my watchers might enjoy.
:bulletgreen: I won't feature a user whose gallery contains work that isn't theirs.
Sometimes I will feature people with over 200 watchers, but I won't feature anyone with over 1000 watchers. 

Q: Will you feature me in one of your mess-with-someone's-head features?
A: That kind of defeats the purpose, so no.

Q: Will you promote this thing I'm doing for money/charity? 
A: I'm sure you're working towards a wonderful cause, but I don't like posting advertisements, so no.

Comics

Q: Will you put my character in your comic?
A: No, sorry.

Q: When will we see more of Ven-Vens?
A: Probably not anytime soon.

Q: You're taking so long to update X comic! What's the holdup?
A: I've got other shit to do. I won't stop updating Post-Mortem, though, so you can look out for more of that. :) (But I won't make any promises for Ven-Vens, and I already finished Dreamworld so idk what you want me to do about that :shrug:)

Q: How do you make comics?
A: I draw shapes on paper that illustrate a story. If you'd like advice on making a comic, please feel free to consult me. Making comics covers such a broad spectrum of different skills that it's difficult to condense it all into a single FAQ.




medli20 awaaaaaaaayyyyyy! *whoosh*
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1Sonicsky1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
A rather straightforward FAQ with no stuffn'fluff.
Heh, I like the act that there was actually people who asked you if they could sell your art, I just lost it after seeing that; The world is full of too many imbeciles.

It's kind of shameful that you actually had to put some of this stuff into a FAQ, I always thought the answers to questions like, "Can I post your pic in my gallery", were very obvious, but apparently not many people use common sense.
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medli20 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Eeyup. Once I even had someone ask me if they could use one of my characters' designs in a movie for their own story, and being as naive as I was, I gave them permission to do so. idk if it was a for-profit thing or not, but it sounded like there was quite a bit of production involved in it. I really regret doing it, especially since I can't see their final product.

Yeeeeaaaahhh, well a lot of people treat this site like Photobucket and they don't seem to understand that they're really only supposed to be posting original content. >> It's even more annoying when people think they can do it because they post "credit to whoever made this" in the description because it's not even proper credit.
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1Sonicsky1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Wow that's a definite bummer...

I've noticed this as well; I've had a few times when I had clicked favorite, only to realize that they were just pulling art from other web pages and deviantART (some of them even had the balls to claim it as their own).
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1Sonicsky1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
The second line down should say "Heh, I like the fact that..."


P.S.- To: deviantART
Get an EDIT button, I hate correcting my posts like this.
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NearoC Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Bro I'm a triceratops too, and I'm pretty dead.
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medli20 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry to hear that, bro. :noes: 
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NearoC Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013   Digital Artist
It's aight though, afterlife has some net and crud. All is good. Would be nice to have fingers though.
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Aveloka Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can't fool us, you are a real triceratops!
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medli20 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
AW BALLS I BLEW MY COVER
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Aveloka Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>: D
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