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Journal Entry: Wed Mar 11, 2009, 5:34 PM

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  • Especially to those people who keeps asking me questions
    over and over, so rather than typing it over again i just decided
    to make a journal of this common questions i get.

    About me
    My name is Kirk Quilaquil (pronouns as kill-a-kill), 19 and i'm a college student
    studying degree in animation. I'm an average asian dude who likes art and music, and
    spend most of my time at home doing hobbies. In public/RL, i'm a shy guy who doesn't talk
    much, i'm a quiet person who observes a lot. I'm unpredictable, simple dude. I can be
    childish and immature too, especially when i get hyper or in the mood to do funny stuff.

    Where did you get your username Ninjatic?
    In highschool, my friends used to call me ninja because i have few cool tricks especially
    martial art tricks because i did 'taekwondo' before. They sometimes call me son of Jet Li
    or Brother of Bruce Lee, yeah funny i know.
    Also when i'm in a group of friends i sometimes wander off without telling them, so they sometimes think that i just disappear instantly, then reappear at some point. They think i'm a ninja or ninjatic, even though i'm not. So that's where i get my username Ninjatic because my friends thinks
    i'm a ninja lol.

    How long have you been drawing?
    I've been drawing since i was so young probably at the age of 4-5
    as far as i can remember I used to draw animals a lot. Then at the age of 8, Anime hit
    me, since then i started drawing anime especially DBZ, Yu Yu Haskusho, Flame of Recca etc.  At the age of 16 when i got my tablet, i started drawing CG up till now.

    What program do you use?
    I always use Photoshop CS2, i have painter IX but i hardly use it "orz

    How long does it take you to paint CG?
    Mostly around 3-4 hours or more depending on the picture and spare time i have, i don't really set a time when i paint coz to be honest i get bored eventually, so i paint on and off. If i'm serious, it could take around 8 hours or more.

    Are you left handed or right handed?
    I am left handed

    What tablet do you have?
    I have the Wacom Intuos3 size A4 ( kinda big =_= )

    Are you a Filipino?
    Yes i am

    What brush do you use?
    I normally use the default photoshop brushes, the round ones. I do use custome brushes too
    only when i add texture/background or effects.

    Do you start off painting in black and white?
    No, when i paint i start off background first then the character and so on. I work dark to light.

    Do you take requests?
    I used to, not anymore sorry

    Why did you separate your previous works?
    Oh that, well... it's a complicated story really ><
    i just wanted them there.

    What are you doing in your free-time except for drawing?
    Go out, hang out with friends. If they're not available, i play my guitar and sing or sleep.

    I heard you play guitar?
    Yes, not only Art but Music too and in fact i used to be in a band as a lead guitarist sadly we split up so i play alone now and helping my sister compose her songs. I've performed few times infront of thousands of people. I hardly perform now since my concentration is now in ART. :C

    Are you going to make a tutorial/how you paint?
    I'm planning, i'm not really good at making tutorials but we'll see.

    Can I use your art?
    You can, but ask permission FIRST as long as you credit me back or link back to the original artist. Without permission then NO, or claiming my art as your own, NO. otherwise i'll report you.

    Are you self-taught or did u have to learn?
    Yes i am 100% self taught mine isn't a talent it's from hard work. I learned from other artists too, i observe how they do it.

    What do you want to be?
    Well since im studying animation, then animator. I would love to work as an cover artist like CG novel/illustration and stuff.

    What's your favourite style of CG Art?
    I love realism type anime or realism ^^

    How many hours do you spend drawing per day?
    Ahhaha not a lot. Depends what my mood is, but i scribble everyday probably 30mins scribble. I draw faces and body a lot.

    So if you guyz have anything or any more question ask me i can just add them here.
    i guess that's all for now. ^^'

    takecare <3

    : CG Commission list :
    _o1.) ~ArynChris < paid > 25% (Gaia Character)
    _o2.) =rezzek < paid > 1o%
    _o3.) =OmegaRaptor29 < unpaid > o% (OC)
    _o4.) <open>
    _o5.) <open>

    : $10 Sketch Commission list : (waistup ONLY)
    _o1.) =nursenikki < paid > 65% (RPG Character)
    _o2.) =dark-magician-nikoru < paid > 1o%
    _o3.) <open>
    _o4.) <open>
    _o5.) <open>

    : Art-trade list : (CLOSED)
    _o1.) ~daphne-phantasos - o%
    _o2.) ~twilight-sheikah - o%
    _o3.) =Kafai - ???

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  • Listening to: Friendly Goodbye - Bowling For Soup &lt;3
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew
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Niki101 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you livestream your stuff at all, like the drawings you draw?
Ninjatic Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
not as i used to. for the meantime, you can check my youtube channel.…
Niki101 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I see. Thanks! I will definitely check your channel out. I love your style and colouring
GodSlayerr Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Heey :D I have a question ... What brushes do you usually use in your artworks? Has some one special or prefer the defaults of Photoshop?
darknataku17 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Ninjatic, I have a question. Do you mind if I use your sketches as references? I'd credit you, if you want. Because it's hard for me to find a reference easy to copy (Like a picture of a human) Otherwise I would just practice your poses for fun.
Ninjatic Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yeah sure, that's fine as long as the credit is there : )
Karasutako Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
I just wanted to say i love your work. It's quite amazing that you self taught yourself to draw. I'm in the midst of teaching myself but like i said, it amazes me how you taught yourself. Yuumei, Virus-AC74 and you are my three inspritational artists on DA. XD


Don't live life trying to be someone else, it is a complete waste of the person you are.
321456qwe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Hey I was wondering if you wanted to make a zelda webcomic. I'm looking for good artists. Ideally I would like it in color but that will only happen if there are at least 2 artists. A black and white comic would be perfectly fine. Sorry if you already got this on Formspring. I posted this question but the question was never displayed. Please let me know if your interested. If not do you know any other artists who might be interested? Thanks for your time and keep up the great work! PS you profile says your an animation major. Where are the animations?
Ninjatic Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
uhmm... about my animation, we're still working on our short film
so it's not done yet... i'm on my final year, so hopefully
i'll show you our final project this summer...

and as of your webcomic, sorry i really don't have time ><"
but thanks.
WillowRaevyn Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Was browsing through your gallery - my husband looking over my shoulder - and we are both VERY impressed with your artwork and abilities! We are also big FF and Bleach fans and your renditions of the characters is amazing!! Best of luck with all your creative endeavors (I was a music major at Berklee - I **KNOW** it's not an easy thing to study).

:w00t: :w00t:
Ninjatic Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awwww thanks a LOT for your comment, that made me smile hehe
thankssssss :)) xxx
Rinian Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
whoa I never expected you'd be a Filipino! That makes me feel kinda proud! :D
Esbilick Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wow I hope you will be able to load your animations where when your done with them. In school are you free to do what you want as long as they meet certain guide lines or do you have a strict project you have to work on?
As motivation try to finish your songs. You poor thing you seem so sad not to preform any more. I can only imagine. Hump...*Sigh* Hopefully in a month or so I'll have my guitar to rock.XD
Ninjatic Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah well, it's my first year of animation in college so we basically doing basic stuff at the moment and getting hand with all the different 3D programs and such...

next year we will do a lot of 2D and 3D animation and rendering... so i will likely to upload some in my gallery here on DA ^_^

well, we have deadlines to finish our projects and stuff too ^_^

and about my music, yeah i still play guitar/sing and stuff and helping my sis on her music... but i hardly perform... only my sis, but i just acompany her to play guitar while she sings ^_^

yeah all i do is art and music ahahah vice versa ^_^

Dunjochka Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Student Filmographer
animation..oh, god, that is what i am going to study, i live for it!!
kamidoodles Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, why are all the cool artists filipino? >.> and why can't i be a cool artist being said filipino? </fail>

Your stuff is pretty epic, dude. Filipino + Lefties for life. =P </lame>
Stealth-yasumi Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
You...are epic win. ^^ I'm trying to teach myself and i have the drawing thing down but idk how you color.I can't color for my life lol. I have a tablet but I till dunno how to color lol. you've gotta do a tutorial it would be tons of help.
AlishmcMalish Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah Nah! I just noticed all your old art is gone! (lol slow...) I can understand why, but is there anyway to see it anymore?
Ninjatic Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
awwww, hahhaaha it's on my journal now, all my old works...
there's a link above, you should be able to see all my old works there... i just want them separate now, it brings back the past whenever i see them... so i just want them there XD
AlishmcMalish Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankies ^^ ye I can understand. I was just worried you'd thrown them out, and that'd be a real shame
LiveInThaskyE Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Its good to know someone else who has ninja disappear/reappear skills.
FluffilyProductions Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009   Digital Artist are even awesomer than I thought!!!
tidalHeart Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
I love your artwork, and it's really cool to find out more about you. :aww: You seem like a really neat person
Shadow-Clone Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow you poor guy get alot of questions :XD:
And allways wondered where you got the name from 83
keyko020988 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Lol you are wery interesting person^^ you drawing,play guitar and you are left handed just like my!!!!Yeah^^ im wery happy for that hehe you forgot to shribe that you are master of drawing works in photoshop^^
ilovestrawberries Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
you're filipino? wow!
Sorry, it just surprised me. I can usually tell when someone's Filipino here on dA ... but with you I had no clue~
Go Noypi!
Sharingan--Uchiha Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
awesome ^^ I hope I wasn't one of the pesty ones who made you make this journal XD thanks for posting anyways though! (I think the tutorial thing is a good idea.. ;P) :heart:
Ninjatic Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oh no ahhahaah
i've been meaning to make a FAQs journal in awhile
i just didn't have the time to write, i was too lazy
but yeah... now, that i made it, so there XD

don't worry LOL... yeah thanks for reminding me
lol, i will hopfully make a tutorial ^_^
wolfofthehiddenmist Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
i have to say its cool to hear alot about you. some of your works, like the voodoo ninja on the wire picture, have been a few inspirations for characters i draw and use in my stories i write (though i hit writers block a bit back). but i truely love the artwork.
Ninjatic Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
awwwww, hahaha for some reason people seems to like
my voodoo ninja on the wire lol... it was just a speedpaint
i did ages ago... XD.... but thanks anyway i appreciate it ^^

takecare <3
Issa013 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
I'm pretty late at drawing. I actually started at 12 and I still can't understand Photoshop ^^;

And your last name. I actually pronounced it right....probably because I'm Filipino too
Ninjatic Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ahahaha yay pinoy! XD

yeah, few people can pronouns my last name right
it's kinda weird coz it's 'Qui' they pronouns it 'Kwi'
but it's actually 'Ki' XD... kinda weird LOL
monikapalosz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yay, I pronounced it right first try :)
It's cool, I love it xD :heart:

Oh and I heard there's a chance you could do an art trade...? I'm such a fan of your art <3
Ninjatic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hahahah, yeah few people can pronouns my last name right -_-"
anyway, glad you pronounced it the first time XD... hahah

and WOW, your gallery is impressive, i would love to do an art trade with you >////<"
yeah i'm a picky towards art trade lol... but i might do them this easter break though lol... since i have 2 weeks off, and do commissions as well *_*
monikapalosz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
OMFG, that'd be awwwweesome *U*
I don't have any breaks soon but April won't be that busy for me :D Let me know when you have some time during your break, ok? ^^
Thanks so much, i'm honored (and excited)! >/////<'
Ninjatic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah sure i'll let you know ^^
let me know too, coz i forget easily ahahah XD
but i will most likely do it this easter break ^^
monikapalosz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Okay then :D
Ravaar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
awesome :D i play guitar to, and srry i added a comment on one of your pieces of artwork asking about brushes -.-, really sorry. I only just put it on there then i found this journal :S srry. Thanks for putting this up here anyway.
Ninjatic Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hey it's okay no problem at all ^_^
yeah i use default ones... and for your question
my opacity/flow is 100% but i mainly rely on the
pen pressure from my tablet... so i have the full
control when i paint/draw... if i press it hard
then it will paint/draw really thick, if light then light

it's like you're drawing using a pencil ^_^
Ravaar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for responding, I do have a tablet and it has pen pressure to its great, and with the default brushes, do u use like the airbrush ones? Or maybe the soft round brushes? I found a default brush called 'airbrush pen opacity flow' which gives an interesting look about it (not sure how to discribe it). If u wanna see it then have a look at my picture "moonlit Raven" its my main pic so its hard to miss. :)
Ninjatic Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist

those brushes the ones i always use
the top one, when i color
the bottom one, when i do sketch

yeah ^_^
Ravaar Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
awesome :D thanks so much, that is airbrush oen opacity flow isnt it? It looks like it. Lol one more thing.. do u paint under the line art and then make another layer and go over the lines or just paint over the line art in the first place.
Ninjatic Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah that's the opacity flow lol
uhmmmm well first, after i've done the sketch
i always make a multiply layer
so that i can put basic color in
then create another normal layer and put color
on top of it and over and over...

well, i might actually just upload a step by step
process how i color... coz i deleted my previous
proccess i did, ^^; so that you can see, and others.

anyway hope thats helps <3 takecare!
Ravaar Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Alright mate, thank u so much for your help :D u take care too :D
Therhi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow, you're just like me! ^^; 'cept I'm Guyanese :P

I used to play guitar a lot, but them drawing became a more serious thing for me, so I play when ever I can and have fun doing it.People think I'm a ninja too! Mostly because I sneak up on my friends.
xxxRiku-chanxxx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Honestly, this helps a lot. Thanks! :XD::D!
venomousrage-x Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Im a ninja, you just dont know it. >.>


dammit, now you do. D:<

and one question, its hard for me to draw the male anatomy and female(sometimes). would you make a turitorial for that soon? :3
Ninjatic Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i might ^_^...

well im not good drawing anatomy, i'll try XD <3
venomousrage-x Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist

you're good at drawing anatomy. o .o
tHe-FOrger Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009   Traditional Artist
woah! :wow: ur a Filipino too?? sooo cool!! I like ur artworks.. :nod: especially the Avatar ones.. such an awesome anime.. *sigh*

so weird, I just sang ur signature!! Wahahahaha
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