GeneralQ: Will you watch me?
A: No. I don't believe in watching someone just because they asked for it.Q: Will you be my friend?
A: Friendship isn't something that you ask for. It's something that develops gradually over time after many conversations and exchanges. That being said, if we've held lots of conversations and we both like each other, then I'd say we're friends, or at least friendly acquaintances. Q: Will you give me points?
A: No. I like to save my points for contests and giveaways, as well as giving them to random people for my own reasons. If you want my points, try entering in one of my contests or participating in a giveaway. Are you PewDiePie?
A: No, I just draw fanart of him. Are you male or female?
A: If I told you that, it wouldn't be as much fun Are you a pervert?
A: lolno. Don't let the panties fool you.
Commissions, requests, etc.Q: Will you make me an avatar / draw me a picture?
A: I take point commissions for avatars and other types of pictures. If you want one, you can view my commission journal (under the "Commission me" button in the sidebar menu). Be sure to check to see if they're open first-- this information can be found both under the "Art Statuses" tab in the sidebar menu and the title of the commissions journal.Q: Do you do free requests?
A: Short answer: no. Long answer: I do, but only under specific circumstances (such as kiriban prizes, contest prizes, free giveaway journals, etc). Unless you're qualified to receive one, you most likely will not receive a free request.Q: What about art trades?
A: This one is kind of iffy. I've participated in quite a few art trades in which I've finished my half first, and the other person never finishes their side. So usually I'll decline these. That said, if you're a close friend of mine, and I know that you have a reputation for getting stuff done on time, I'll consider it.Q: I caught your xxxxx kiriban!! Gimme a request.
A: If it's a kiriban I announced beforehand and your screenshot is legitimate, congratulations! I'll gladly draw you a picture.
If I didn't announce it beforehand and/or it's a faked screenshot, sod off. I don't have time to draw requests for people who don't deserve it.Q: Your commissions are closed. Will you reserve a slot for me?
A: No, sorry. I get this question so often, that if I started reserving slots for others, my commission slots would fill up before I reopened my commissions.
Plus it wouldn't be very fair to others, since I do commissions on a first-come first-serve basis.Q: Will you send me a note when your commissions reopen?
A: Again, no, sorry. If I did this, I'd be worried that the people who asked to be noted would lose interest by the time I reopened my commissions. People say that they won't eventually lose interest, but I know that this isn't true. Besides, the last time I reopened my commissions, my slots filled up within the span of 8 minutes. x_x; I have the feeling that by the time I send you a note and you read it, there wouldn't be much time to ask for a slot anyway.Q: If not having enough time to respond is the problem, then why don't you send me a note in advance before you reopen your commissions?
A: This would be so unfair to the others that I wouldn't even begin to consider it. My commissions are on a first-come first-serve basis; letting a few people know in advance when my commissions reopen would be unfair to the people who just wait for me to post my journal to let them know they're open again. Q: Your point commissions are so expensive! you should make them cheaper.
A: Are you kidding me.
My 150x150 animated pixel dolls take about 3 hours to do apiece. As I type this, those commissions are listed at 115 points, which is less than $1.50 USD. My point commissions are priced so that I get WAY less than minimum wage. They're motherfucking cheap, and there's no two ways about it. If you're really too cheap to shell out 2 bucks for 3 hours of work on my end, get out. Q: Why don't you open point commissions more often?
A: Basically, they take a lot of time to do, and I don't get very much out of it because I end up underselling myself. Point commissions are my way of letting my watchers take advantage of dirt-cheap commissions that they may not otherwise be able to afford.Q: Do you offer cash commissions?
A: Yes! Be warned, though, because my cash commissions are a lot pricier than my point commissions, because I charge by the hour. If you're interested in one, feel free to drop me a note or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org .Q: How often are your cash commissions open?
A: Under normal circumstances, they're open all the time. When I have a lot of other commissions to work on, though, I may end up declining or limiting the number of incoming orders I receive. To check the number of commissions I have to work on, click the "commission me" button in my sidebar at the right
Art in generalQ: What tools do you use to make your digital work?
A: I use Adobe Photoshop CS for most of my digital work, Macromedia Flash 5 for my flash animations, Adobe Imageready CS for animating pixel art, and Google Sketchup for my 3D reference models. I also use deviantART muro
on occasion.Q: What about traditional work?
A: Whatever's available. Normally I'll use a .7 mm mechanical pencil for my pencil work, Pigma Micron pens and Faber-Castell PITT artist pens for inking, Prismacolor colored pencils for coloring, and General's charcoal pencils for charcoal work. As far as paper goes, I use regular printer paper for most of my stuff and Strathmore 400 series drawing paper for my charcoal stuff.Q: can you tell me how to make pixel art?
Boop! There you go. If you have any specific questions, feel free to send me a message. Q: Can I use one of your pictures as my icon?
A: It depends. If it's a free-use icon, then by all means, go ahead and use it. If it's a custom-made icon made for somebody else, I'd be fine with it ONLY if the person it was made for is fine with it as well. If it's an icon from my panties series (the ones that look like this
) then you may not
use it as your own icon. If you want to use any of my other work as your icon, ask me first.Q: Can I post one of your pictures in my gallery?
A: If it's a picture I drew for you, then go for it! If it's a picture made from a resource that I have provided, you may post it, but send me a link so I can see it. If you just want to repost one of my unedited deviations in your gallery or you have made a picture out of an image that I did not intend to be used as a resource, I'd appreciate it if you didn't do so. (Granted, there have been people who have made YGO and MTG cards out of my pictures. If you link me to them and I'm okay with you making them, feel free to continue doing so at your leisure.) Q: Can I sell one of your pictures as a print?
A: No, I don't want other people making money off of stuff that I have drawn.
If you would like to negotiate a business proposition with me, feel free to send me a note or an email (though I actually check my notes more often than my email, haha...
Daily DeviationsQ: How do I suggest Daily Deviations?
A: FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
<--that answers most of your question. Just send a note to the pertaining gallery moderator, and tell them why you think your suggestion should be considered for a DD. Be sure to read each GM's terms of suggesting DDs before you send them your note.Q: Will you suggest my work for a Daily Deviation?
A: No, because then you'll be expecting it. Part of receiving a DD is the surprise in finding a gajillion feedback messages in your inbox and nearly dying from a heart attack because of it. Q: Can I suggest your work as a DD?
A: DON'T ASK ME THIS QUESTION!!
It's like going up to someone and asking them, "Hey, I want to throw a surprise party for you. How would I go about doing that?" Just don't do it; ask someone else instead! D;
ComicsQ: Will you put my character in your comic?
A: No, sorry.Q: When will we see more of Ven-Vens? I wanna see more of Haast!
A: I'm not sure; I seem to have hit a creative wall with that series. I do want to finish it eventually though, since Haast is one of my favorite characters to write and draw as well. Q: You're taking so long to update X comic! What's the holdup?
A: Oftentimes, I work slowly because I have so much to do (with classes and other art projects) that I have trouble juggling my individual projects. I will eventually get around to uploading more Post-Mortem, but I can't make any promises for Ven-Vens.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.