Frequently Asked Questions (Update for 2016)

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If you have a question, feel free to mention it in the comments and I'll include it. :)


Q: What program do you use to colour?
A: Paint Tool SAI. I sometimes use Photoshop to do additional editing or lettering.

Q: Where can I get Paint Tool SAI?
A: You can download the English-language trial version here: and buy the product license here:

Q: Do you know a way to get SAI for Mac? Do you know an alternative program to make .gifs apart from Photoshop?
A: Sorry, I don't! :(

Q: What is your art process? What brushes and textures do you use?
A: For answers to these questions, please check out my step by steps here: and here:

Q: Have you made any tutorials?
A: See above. :)

Q: How old were you when you started drawing?
A: I started drawing at an early age, but I only started drawing seriously when I was about 15 years old.

Q: What is your art education? Are you self-taught?
A: I studied Fine Art for my GCSEs in high school, but apart from that I am self-taught.

Q: What are your influences and inspirations?
A: I love too many artists to name... D: I very much like the pencil drawn animated films of Sylvain Chomet and Disney (Robin Hood, The Sword in the Stone, etc.), old-school manga and anime, decorative and impressionistic art... I like anything with an interesting sense of style or colour. :) I'm also inspired by books, films, fairy tales, my travels... <w<

Q: Do you have any advice for beginners? How can I improve my art?
A: Practice a lot, doodle and sketch whenever you can, identify areas where you feel your abilities are weak and work on them, attend life drawing classes or go out and draw from life in the street, a cafe, a park, the zoo... and most importantly, HAVE FUN and DRAW WHAT YOU LOVE! :D


Q: How old are you?
A: I was born on July 4th, 1989. You do the math... :dead:

Q: Where do you live?
A: The Isle of Wight, a small island off the south coast of England. :surrender:

Q: Who made your icon?
A: My icon was made by Loppi. :)
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