FAQI've been meaning to make a FAQ journal for such a long time but i was so lazy... and i'm not lazy now so here it is
These are questions i've been asked a lot of times. If you have any other questions you can ask here C:
1. How do you make your flash comics? Can you make a tutorial? What programs did you use?
I made the flash comics art in Adobe Photoshop (or any art program) and i made it have buttons and so on in Adobe Flash. I'm making a tutorial but it's very long (already made 40 pages and i'm not even half way) so it will take a while. Here are some other tutorials that might help you:
http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Flash-Comic-Tutorial-214724929 by yuumei
http://chi-u.deviantart.com/art/Ultimate-Flash-Tutorial-129551876 by chi-u
here is a cool dA preloader http://devart.deviantart.com/art/Official-dA-Flash-Preloader-55057923 by devart
2. Can i use your art for a project or trace/copy/reference it?
Yes, if it's on dA please credit me in the de
FAQ What does "yuumei" mean?FAQ6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yuumei (幽冥 or 幽明) means light and darkness, strange and deep, hades, and semidarkness. Not to be confused with yuumei (有名) which means famous... (In my defense, I picked this name when I was 12 and didn't realize it also meant famous...)
What projects are you working on right now?
A complete list of all past, present, and future projects can be found here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/journal/Current-and-Future-Projects-286619795
Why didn't you reply to my comment/note?
I'm terribly sorry but due to the enormous amount of notes and comments I receive, it's simply impossible to read and reply to most of them. I tried to reply to all the notes but it eventually just got to be too much and took time away from drawing. If you have very important news to tell me (such as reports of art theft, requests to help none-profit organization, or business offers, etc) please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
FAQHow long have you been drawing (digitally)?FAQ2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
How old are you?
What program do you use?
SAI, opencanvas 4, and photoshop elements 6
What do you use to draw?
Wacom Bamboo Tablet (model MTE-450) for drawing and an optic mouse for pixel art.
I use 0.5 B lead for pencil drawings. It's so soft and feels GOOD on the paper *___*
How did you find your style?
I found my 'style' by drawing often and making changes gradually to reflect my preferences (cutesy, big eyes, shortish torsos, bigger hands/feet) and practicing on increasing the range of things I enjoy drawing.
I think you have found your 'style' when you are happy with your art and can keep it fairly consistent. I love to juggle multiple 'styles' at once to keep myself interested in drawing. :3
Here's a bit of a timeline map for my chibies and regular art:
F.A.QFrequently Asked QuestionsF.A.Q2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Who are you?
-I'm Alexia, I am french with weak chinese origins haha
Where are you from?
-France, Côte D'Azur, but I am studying in England :C
How long have you been doing art?
What tablet/program/material do you use?
Traditional: 0.5 Mechanical pen or anything i can use idc
Digital: Wacom Bamboo Pen&Touch, Paint tool SAI + GIMP
Can you do a tutorial on X?
Im always hesitant on tutorials because I'm a very irky person and I don't like when things are used wrongly (meaning, I dont like when people just use tutorials to replicate a style instead of improving their own)... So I'll take suggestions but I will most probably put out "progresses" or "walkthroughs" instead of real tutorials
Can I use X image?
None of my images are free to use unless you as for my permission - that way I can tell you if I am ok for a particular usage for a certain image for a certain thing. Commissions are out of que
A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw A common struggle an artist stumbles upon on his way to a triumphant drawing style is when he is just beginning to draw. That is something I, a 14-year old writer learned after a year of practicing illustration, a field that is quite new for someone who uses a pen to write prose, poems, and stories, and not to draw.A Pocket Artist's Guide on How To Draw2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Probably like some of you here, I started drawing after seeing characters on the television and tried to imitate them. At first, I found any drawing I made so wonderful, brilliant, great, etcetera, etcetera… [Oh well..] until a passerby badmouthed my works. At first it was hard to believe that my highly treasured works were actually that bad.
But when I looked again on my drawings, I realized that there is a lot more I can do to make things better than they were. Yet my interpretation of getting better was quite different. I bought lots of books on anatomy, perspectiv
status / F.A.QContact mestatus / F.A.Q5 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
- dA note : note me, that's the fastest way to contact me!
- e-mail : apofissgm[at]gmail.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Hello! If you managed to find this deep dark corner of most frequently asked questions then most probably you have a question or few to ask. No worries you are on the right track to get closer to all the answers you may have! This has been long time coming as more comprehencive FAQ section was need as lots of similar questions keep coming almost on daily basis. I hope you will find it helpful enough!
3. Various requests
4. General questions
5. Me elsewhere
Q: What are your tools of trade?
A: Wacom Intuos 5, medium sized.
Q: What software do you use to draw?
A: Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Paint Tool SAI 1.2.0.
Q: What type of brushes d
FAQbeware of (semi)wall of textFAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Can I use your art for [insert reason]?
Sure! Of course~ But please note that
1) Commercial use of my stuff in any way is not allowed
2) Please don't use anything in the "commissions" folder
3) Please do not claim anything as your own. Crediting is always appreciated and preferred.
What tools do you use??
Digital-wise Paint Tool SAI and wacom tablet (Intuos pro as of Mar 2014), with Photoshop (CS5) for editing. Traditional I use Marie's watercolors, random brushes I see lying around (really I don't have preferences for these...) and mechanical pencil.
What brush setting for your SAI brush??
Brush setting master post: http://lanxin.tumblr.com/post/95475078538/brush-settings-i-get-asked-this-a-lot-so-im
What kind of art education did you get/how long have you been drawing/etc?
This is a
Helpful Tip of the Day 02Don't draw with the intent of "uploading"Helpful Tip of the Day 021 year ago in Personal More Like This
This will make you rush, I used to draw everything and upload them on the day in hopes to be seen or to get popular but it honestly does not work. It will only make you rush and not think things through.
Draw for yourself as well as the viewers. If you feel there is something wrong with the drawing don't post it, It will only get you down. (Unless its is paid work, then fill your portfolio!)
When you draw personal work, make it your own, it will be a mystery to the viewer, "why did ______ draw this, what went through their head? etc
Like my Elven nature or Ice Queen which seem to be the most successful in my gallery, is ones I drew for fun. I also took tip one into consideration drawing those.
(For the month of Ramadan I will post random tips that I struggle with to show you are not alone)
Draw With Us #6 - HairHello everyone Welcome to the next installment of Draw with Us. This round I'm going to be looking at Hair resources (my arch nemisis, I struggle the most with painting hair)Draw With Us #6 - Hair2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To start off with you may want to download some Hair Brushes - these are not necessarily dedicated to to just hair, but are packs with a few useful brushes.
Basic ways to use hair brushes:
And now onto the tutorials! For those who don't want to go through all of them trying to find a good one, this 4 part series by Sheridan-J is a good place to start:
Hair Tutorial by liiga hair drawing tutorial by Abuze How to draw hair by leejun35 Hair tutorial by leejun35
Hair Tutorial by JenniferHealy PS - quick hair tutorial by ceruleanvii Digital Hair / Portrait Painting Tutorial part 2 by me-illuminated Hair Tutorial - Second Edition by OneFreeInternet Hair Coloring Tutorial by MissNysha Let's draw some hair by MistyTang
Tutorial: More Detailed Hair (Page 8) by ReiRobin :RezDimech_Hair_Tutorial_Brush_NOW_FREE: by RezwanaDimech Tutorial: Painting Hair in PS by ToySkunk Tutorial: Painting Hair Part 2 by ToySkunk hair full tutorial by dypsomaniart
Hair tutorial by CindysArt
FAQF.A.Q. - Please check here before asking questions!FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"What tablet do you use?"
Wacom Intuos4 small.
"What program(s) do you use?"
Paint Tool SAI, Clip Studio Paint Pro, and/or Photoshop CS6.
"How do you get the strokes with the darker edge?"
It's a Wet Edge effect called "Fringe" in Paint Tool SAI.
"What tool do you use to draw the line art?"
In SAI, the Pencil tool.
In Clip, Pen tool (G Pen or KabuPen)
"What tool settings do you use?"
I often change mine to suit different drawings, so what you see may not be what I always use. You can ask to see my tools panel during a stream. If I didn't see your request (since I sometimes focus on drawing instead of the chat), please wait and ask again later!
"What canvas sizes do you draw on? (Digital)"
It really depends on what I'm drawing. A doodle would be much smaller than a print. There isn
F.A.QHi there, thanks for passing by!F.A.Q2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some answered frequently asked questions, just in case you are wondering something about me and my stuffs. C:
Hope you have a nice day!
And please feel free to ask me anything unanswered, I'll try my best to reply to any question. ^_^/
Btw this amazing journal CSS is made by the amazing pjuk. You can look up her gallery for the CSS, or simply search DA with the key words 'Journal for FAQ'! o/
Name? Can I know your real name?
You can call me 'Omocha'/'Omo'. If you already know my real name, go ahead and call me with the name if you like. C: If you haven't, sorry but I will only tell you under certain circumstances.
24th, October, 1987, Scorpio (+Libra).
I'm a typical Scorpio, with a hint of Libra's (bad)traits. That's about it. You can also google my b-day if you want to know more about my personality hahah. It's surprisingly true.
2D Artist for VNG corp., Ho
Pacdabutt's FAQ Last updated: 11/4/12Pacdabutt's FAQ7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dating sims/Flash Questions
What do you use to make your games and dating sims?
Macromedia Flash 8. (I'm using a pretty "outdated" version FYI...)
Is Flash free? Does it come with most computers like MS Paint?
It does not.
Where/how can I get Flash?
It can be purchased from the official Adobe website here. Like Photoshop, it's expensive. More retailers can be found with Google.
Will you make another sim date soon?
I might (if I'm not making one right now). But from 2009-2012, I've managed to release 2-3 games per year. I work on sim dates when I please.
Why don't you make dating sims for guys?
My current audience is made up of mostly young females. I'd like to target towards them. There are many visual novels/dating simulations for males out there though. Most are in Japanese, but there are quite a few in English too. Note that many if not most of them fe
Anime-Style-Group SS - Deadline 6th JANUARY Welcome everyone!Anime-Style-Group SS - Deadline 6th JANUARY1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We will give one more week! Just one! So start submitting!
YOU MAY START UPLOADING AS FROM TODAY TO THE 6TH OF JANUARY!!
In the good list (Finished and Submitted)
In the black list (Not finished, left or ignored the event)
What's a Secret Santa?
Secret Santa is a Western Christmas tradition in which members of a group or community are randomly assigned a person to whom they anonymously give a gift.
But in DeviantArt it's different. The gift is a drawing made by you!
Date of Time for the list will end on November 30, 2013
We start at December 1, 2013
On that date we will randomly assign the members with another member and this will be noted with his/her Wishlist.
How do I be a Santa?
We will note you with the number of who you have to make the drawing for. You look at his Wishlist that
FAQI have updated this journal as FAQ (Frequently Asked Question).FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Q: What program do you use?
A: Paint Tool SAI and Photoshop CS3.
Q: What model is your tablet?
A: I use a Wacom Intous 3 4x5 graphic tablet > http://reviews.cnet.com/pointing-devices/wacom-intuos3-4x5-tablet/4505-3147_7-31109391.html
Q: What kind of texture you use?
A: The ones I usually use are by dierat and gimei
For more kinds of textures, I usually go here > http://cgtextures.com/
Q: How do you apply textures?
A: I cannot give you a definite answer to how I apply textures, everything I have done so far is experimental, I don't like keeping a fixed way of doing my work coz I often forget, so it's better to explore new stuffs every time you make something new. I can only say that, if y
Six Good Reasons To Not TraceWe here at stop-tracing have heard the excuses. This time, instead of knocking down the arguments that support tracing, I present to you reasons to not trace.Six Good Reasons To Not Trace6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Tracers don't improve.
Tracing is a really really good way to learn how to... um... trace.
Any good art teacher will tell you this- it's simply not a good way to learn. So many professionals, teachers, drawing books, and so on and so forth will tell you one key thing: "draw from life."
It helps. It looks like it's hard, but it does help immensely, and it's not so hard once you train your hand and eye to work together. When you're tracing, you aren't thinking. Your hand and eye aren't really working together. You're just mindlessly going over the lines. You're being a human Xerox machine.
Some people think that tracing helps you "get a feel" for how to draw the human body- this is simply not true
F.A.Q. 1/9/13 updateUpdateF.A.Q. 1/9/13 update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll try to update this more often, I apologize for how out of date this is, and will be. I'm not very good at writing, I tend to feel I need to over explain in order for it to be understood. I'll try my best to make everything clear and concise.
And if all Else Fails you always have this answer.
Q: I want to ask you how to do something, or where to download a program! Can you tell me the answer to everything?
A: Yes, just click this link http://lmgtfy.com/?q=the+answer+to+everything
Request / Commission / Trade
Q: Do you take Requests?
Q: Do you take Commissions?
A: Yes, please go here for information http://magicalsakura.deviantart.com/journal/Commission-Info-321550611
Q: Do you do art trades?
A: Yes and No. It depends, I've had bad luck with them in the past and not getting my half. Also I'm rather busy so I might not always have the time for them. If you really really really want to do a trade and are unsure try asking about doing a sketch t
10 beneficial things artists should ask themselvesHere's 10 important questions to ask yourself. Read them constantly as a checklist to make sure your are heading in the right direction and using your artistic potential.10 beneficial things artists should ask themselves4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. What motivates you to create art? Write down your answer and think about how you can use this very important information.
2. What kinds of information have you been putting on the internet? The internet is the new resume. If I can find dumb pics or comments from you then other people can too...
3. Does your art express something interesting? Great art means something to its viewers, not just its creator.
4. Does failure push you forward? How you deal with failure will determine how skillfull you will become.
5. Do you enjoy arguing or flaming people's work? If you are the type of person to hate on others, it will come back to you. Especially with the internet and all the social networking.
6. Do you try out new methods/materials/subjects that might be unconfortable at first? Success is inevitable if you always choo
FAQ 2012[PERSONAL POLICIES]FAQ 20126 years ago in Personal More Like This
Can I use your artwork for my blogs/LJ/etc?
For recreational non-profit use, by all means, be my guest. Credit would be lovely, but not mandatory.
LEGASP. You've got an art thief at so and so page!
I'm glad you've taken time to inform me, but I don't really care so much if my own artwork gets stolen (it's frequent anyways XD). The best route is just to quietly report it. Unless they're using it for profit, then that's a whole other issue..
Can I hire you for projects?
If time permits and the offer is fair, perhaps.
What Programs do you generally use to CG?
Adobe Photoshop 7, Open Canvas 4, Sai.
How do you do lineart? They look so clean.
I just draw how everyone else does. They're not clean at all, especially at full view. By drawing on a large canvas, and then reducing its size, the im
F.A.Q.Hello guys!! Hope everyone's been doing okay!!F.A.Q.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Like always, thank you very much for the support you've given me!! Whether they were favs, comments, llamas, notes, and so on, I very much appreciate all of them!!!
Sadly, I have a really limited free time and aren't able to reply to everyone-- So now, I'm putting up this journal to reply to frequently asked questions to help it out a bit!! I'll try my best to reply to everything as long as they aren't inappropriate or rude!! I'll put the relevant ones in the journal itself.
I'll be waiting! (I'll add a few common ones myself).
1.- What program and tablet do you use to draw?
-I use SAI paint tools and an Wacom Intuos 4 medium size Bamboo Fun (my intuos died ;_.
2.- What is the common size of your canvas?
- The standard size I use is A3 preset 350 dpi, then I go modifying it as I draw.
3.- Have you ever taken classes of art? Are you studying art right now?
- Nope. Everything I know about was pretty much self taugh
F.A.QI'm still completing questions, so don't hesistate to askF.A.Q4 years ago in Personal More Like This
How long have you been drawing/ When and why you begin to draw?
Im drawing since I was little (since kindergarten time I think) because it brings me a lot of fun, and become my passion.
I drew a lot of animals and disney (but mostly animals like Lion King, or Dalmatians). I drew a tones of it and I flooded my teachers desks with gift pictures. I started to draw m&a when I was 13-14 when Ive get my first computer and felt in love in sonic the hedgehog games series. I drew hunderets of pages of sonic doujinshi, and that was the beginning of my adventure with drawing comics (and single pictures).
What is your favourite part of the process - sketching, linearting, colouring, adding last touches, maybe designing or thinking about the picture?
I love to doodle. I have few layers of paper under my mouse and keyboard, and Im scribbling there everyth
FAQ + Ask me!Comment with your question(s)FAQ + Ask me!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last updated: July 2013
I suppose it's time I made something like this to answer random commonly asked questions about my art and me but there really isn't anything interesting about me...
Feel free to spam comment with crazy and non-related anything you were dying to know... I have a feeling I unleashed a terrible monster. I'll try to be as honest as possible if it's art-related but everything else is up for grabs. /shot
What art program(s) do you use?
Adobe Photoshop CS5. (Pretty exclusively. Honestly, there's not much of a difference between programs and skill - yes specific programs have limitations that can't be overcome, but I'm sure by the time you get there, you would know how to expand your repertoire without me telling you, haha. I advocate using whatever you want (Sai/GIMP/PS/Painter/etc) but stick to one at first and master the quirks of it before you move on.) too lazy to learn anything else
References, and how not to suck using themAn all too common mistake among artists is not using references. I'm not gonna say you need them all the time but for things you aren't familiar with or even kinda familiar with you should have it. Just to prove a point here is an example of a professional camera I attempted to draw just from my head and another I drew after getting a reference picture.References, and how not to suck using them1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Huge difference because I wasn't certain of the appearance but even with stuff you know its still good to have a reference because you can turn something from just looking nice to looking amazing. Now with that said there are right and wrong ways to use references. My example is just to show you how its useful because it seems to be an everyday thing I have to tell people why using a reference can be useful, why its not like you're cheating and copying stuff, and most of all how to use it. I am utterly dumbfounded at how many people can't seem to comprehend how to use a reference picture. But go figur
PE: The importance of the learning processHello again my lovely readers!! I had some issues with my computer and my internet conection yesterday but I hope they are fixed already. If nothing goes wrong, we’re having another chat event today in around 5 hours from the posting of this journal (2PM PDT – Los Angeles) in :#communityrelations: chatroom! I’ll raffle another 300 among the participants and we’ll have a small critique event and trivia! Join us!PE: The importance of the learning process1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The importance of the learning process
In the past days I’ve given you tips on how to draw, I’ve shared tutorials covering different topics and you’ve had the chance to meet professional artists who gave us valuable pieces of advice in their interviews. I want to dedicate this article to talk about the importance of the learning process and how to make the best out of every opportunity to extend your knowledge.
THE FIRST STEPS OF THE PATH
Most of us have found our favo
Artist Info: Conducting Yourself Professionally +This is part of an 'Information Series' of journalsArtist Info: Conducting Yourself Professionally +1 year ago in Personal More Like This
- Stand your ground, know your worth!
- Artist Info: How to price commissions
- [now reading]
- Client/Buyer info: How to commission an artist
UPDATE: I want to share this link with you all so that you may understand better the types of clients who are out there, and why it's so important to have ToS's and contracts and know when to just say...
Clients From Hell
Also, for more incredible info from professional artist Will Terrell about being a freelance artist, give a watch to this video. It will re-state points made here in this journal and more
FAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)Here's a List of FAQFAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have any suggested questions post below and I'll try to add those that is most requested : )
Basic Digital Painting Questions
Q: What tools do you use
A: I use Photoshop CS 6, and I work on a cintiq 21 UX
Q: What do you recommend for someone who wants to get into digital art?
A: For programs that I've used and would recommend are 1. paint tool sai, it's a very user friendly and it's very affordable! you can also try using Photoshop CS (any version) they are both great software to start with.
Q: can you recommend a tablet?
A: yes, if it's for fun, I think any wacom bamboo tablets will do the trick, if you want to be more serious with this, then I would go with any of the wacom intuos tablets : )
Q: How do you make the skin so soft?
A:it's not really a secret but I use the airbrush in PS CS 6 a lot to blend,
Q: what brushes do you use?
A: My latest brushes can be