I haven't done one of these earlier, because frequently asked questions didn't happen that often in regular intervals, but now it will probably come in handy.... anyway, if you can think of anything that might be of general interest and that isn't included in this list, let me know and I'll add it!
Art related questions:
-What brushes do you use?
For digital painting/one layer painting I often use the first brush pack; primarily the square textures ones like "miekka 1".
For Lineart I primarily use the third brush from the fourth "pencil" pack.
When I do my shading I use the brush called "fancypants" from the fifth pack.
I've so far downloaded the first 5 packs of this collection, the second and third I'd call the basic stuff you'd need in terms of detailing brushes, effect brushes etc.
-What drawing program do you use?
and for animation I've in the past used photoshop, FireAlpaca and Krita. The latter is the most recent one, and with PS being the only one that isn't free
-What tablet are you using?
A second-hand Wacom Bamboo FUN (the silvery one)
-Are your commissions open?
I usually keep my frontpage updated on the status, so there you'll find the answer,, if there isn't anything mentioned there, then I'm either about the change the status, or I've forgotten...
-Can you notify me when you're open again?
No, sorry. I usually open limited slot lists for my commissions, and those have the potential of filling up in one evening (record-time is 2 hours) I don't want to message people, only for them to see it later whenever they are online again just to realize that the list is closed already. I would much rather go ahead and save spots for people, but that also gets problematic once the number exceeds a handful, so that isn't a proper solution either.
Thus the best I can do is make an announcement journal on the day I re-open, maybe announcing the exact time or something like that.
-Are you accepting art trades?
Right now; no. I limit myself to friends and/or mutuals only, because I try to focus either on commissions and or personal projects.
-*commenting on an artwork* Is that referencing/inspired by X-character from Y-franchise??
If I specifically reference / or take inspiration from something that already exists, I will mention it directly in the description or even the title of an artwork. If I haven't done any of that, then it usually means that any similarities are unintentional :I
-Are you self-taught?
Yup, but that mostly means that I've been slowly collecting new info and skills from all kinds of sources, youtube, tumblr, deviantart etc.
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… <-youtube playlist of videos I've found informative or helpful concerning art
rema-rin.tumblr.com <- my tumblr where I keep tags like "reference, scenery, human, anatomy, urban, mecha, art style, inspiration etc"
www.deviantart.com/remarin/fav… <- my dA favs where I collect cool-looking art that inspires me
But here are some of the decisions I've taken over the past 7-10 years that have unknowingly helped me improve:
-switch from pencil to pen when doing mindless doodles during school classes
-accept any challenging commission like I'm some stubborn idiot, even if they're way out of my comfort zone ( might have struggled with lots of procrastination early on, but the extra trouble did pay off in the end)
-starting to experiment with random brushes, playing around, only to later have that turn into my introduction to one-layered digital painting
-And at last, thank you 13 y/old me, for making a deviantart account because "why not"
Some other questions that I sometimes get:
-Are you German/French?????
I'm Luxembourgish with Swedish parents, thus I learned German, French and Luxembourgish in primary school, English classes started when I was a teen, with Swedish being what I speak at home.
There you have it ;> (my French skills are atrocious, and I've never had a formal education in Swedish, so both reading and writing in that language is incredibly weird)
-What music do you listen to? (I dont get asked this that often but I wanted to include it here anyway for anyone looking for new music >w>/~~)
-Are actually a massive dweeb?