What programs do you use?
I mostly use painttoolSAI, and PS to add finishing touches or use special brushes.
Do you do art trades, requests or commissions?
Sometimes, no, and yes. Best to check my art status here on my profile. I always keep it readily updated.
What gives you inspiration?
Oh, usually music, or maybe something I watched recently. Mostly music inspires me, and paints pictures in my mind, and I won't rest until I do it! Often I play 'theme music' for whatever I am drawing, and light a scented candle or incense and have a good cup of coffee.
How do you get over an art block?
Oh gosh, the ever dreadful ART BLOCK.
Well. First of all, patience and time. I can't stress that enough.
Then find out what may be causing it. Is it because you have taken on too many commissions or trades and you're feeling the pressure? Or it just doesn't inspire you? Or is it because you're feeling down on your skills because you're comparing yourself to other artists you want to be like? Sit and think about it.
Depending on which is the culprit, act accordingly. I've gone through both, often. For the workload problem, take some time to do something for YOU. Don't worry about your to-do list. Because if you don't do something that makes YOU happy, then you won't get anything done at all, anyway. Now, if it's because you're sad because you feel you don't add up to others, you need to have a pow-wow with yourself. It'll take time, but you're going to have to realize that your art is your own. Everyone has their own way of doing things and rate of progression. Comparing yourself to someone else is unfair to oneself, and unrealistic. If you feel you need to improve somewhere, find a tutorial or try asking an artist you look up to. In the end, you have to find happiness with yourself and understand that you are you, and shouldn't feel you have to be like other people. That is what art is. A form of self-expression and feelings. Be proud of that!
What anime/manga do you like?
Slayers / DragonBall & DragonBall Z / FullMetal Alchemist / Gundam Wing / Ah! My Goddess! / Vampire Game / InuYasha / Ayashi no Ceres / Lodoss War / Escaflowne / Neon Genesis Evangelion / Yami no Matsuei / Bastard! / Bakuretsu Hunters / Revolutionary Girl Utena / Death Note / Shingetsutan Tsukihime / Higurashi no Naku koro ni / Samurai Champloo / Tactics / Naruto / Ao no Exorcist / Spirited Away / Ponyo / Laputa / Howl's Moving Castle / Arrietty / Grave of the Fireflies / My Neighbor Totoro / Princess Mononoke / AND MORE.
Can we be friends?
I always love meeting new people! Don't be afraid, I don't bite unless asked. ;D
Please do not ask me for art, points, cake, llama, premium memberships, features or to participate in your contests.