"What programs do you use?"
2011-2012 I used: GIMP and WMM
2013-2015: Photoshop Elements 9, Toon Boom Studio 8.1, and Adobe Premiere Elements 11
2015-Present: I now use Flash CC, Photoshop CC, and Premiere Pro CC! :'D
"Do you do requests?"
No. None whatsoever. I do the occasional art trade, and I open commissions every few months, but I don't have the time for free stuff- my free time is very limited!
"Will you join my MAP?
No, I don't join MAPs by requests, unfortunately (unless you're a good friend of mine and ask me. That's pretty much the only exception.) I don't make MAPs with others either unless it's with a friend, sorry!
"So what IS an MAP?"
MAP stands for Multiple Animator project, like a big collab between animators.
"How long have you been drawing?"
I've been drawing since early 2011, and animating late 2011.
"Will you teach me to animate/Any tips for a beginning animator?
Research, research, research! I learned from reference, as most people do. The best reference is life drawing (drawing from pictures/real life) to get anatomy and to learn to draw from observation, but style studies to learn are really great too! (this does NOT mean you copy someone's style, but rather you learn how they structure their drawings, and you incorporate the things you learn into your own art! Don't post style studies online or show them to anyone and claim them as your own, that's disrespectful to the original artist for all their hard work and it'll make you look like a tracer)
There are some SUPER useful book out there as well. Animators Survival Kit is one of my personal favorites for animation, and Character Mentor by Tom Bancroft is another favorite when it comes to drawing!
Other than learning how to draw, researching how to draw, PRACTICING how to draw is one of the MOST important! 10,000 drawings until you've mastered something, that's the minimum! Art isn't easy, good luck you guys! O:
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