Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Sun Feb 16, 2014, 12:14 PM
Since certain questions just keep popping up over and over, I decided to make a simple FAQ. If there’s some question you didn’t find here and you think it should be added, then feel free to suggest it.


Q: What do you make your images in?


It's always Inkscape, unless said otherwise. It's available HERE. And this is the tutorial I used when I was starting: [Link]

Some of my oldest images here on deviantArt were made with Paint.NET instead.

For the animations, I first make the frames in Inkscape, then export them as PNGs and cobble them together in GIMP. Sadly, I don't know how to use Adobe Flash.



Q: Can I use one of your images? / Can I make a base out of your image?


I always include one of the following badges in an image's description:

:iconyouareplz::iconallowedplz:  :icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: :iconnobases1plz::iconnobases2plz:

They should be self-explanatory. In case it needs clarification:

:bulletgreen: If it's the green one, then feel free to use as long as I am properly credited.

:bulletred: If it's the red one, then either don't use it at all, or try asking for permission first.

:bulletblack: If it's the third one, then I don't want the image to be turned into a base (which is usually an edit made in MS Paint that removes hair, cutie marks etc. in order to make it reusable).

None of my images should be used for monetary profit, unless I give you my explicit permission. You can use them for T-shirts as long as it's only for personal use.

Any commissions shouldn't be used without asking the commissioner first.

Regarding bases: Please do not use my original pieces for them. However, you can use my resources (aka traces, marked with the "MLP Resource" prefix) without permission needed.



Q: What tablet do you use?


I do not use a tablet, nor do I draw my stuff on paper (with extremely rare exceptions). I just make it directly in Inkscape, with a mouse. You can find an example of how I do it here: [Link]



Q: How long does it take you to finish a picture?


In case of my original pieces, it depends on how many characters are involved in an image and what they are doing. For a relatively simple single character image, going from a blank canvas to a completed vector usually averages on 2-3 hours. For an image with more characters involved (2-3), getting rough lineart alone (example) can take between 2-5 hours, with additional 2-5 hours needed for final lineart and coloring.

In case of traces, it depends on how complex an image is. For simple single character poses from the show, I usually need just 1-2 hours.



Q: Do you take requests/commissions/art trades?


This should be answered by the buttons I put on the right side of my userpage, but still...

I do not take requests or art trades. Nor do I take point commissions - deviantArt points are largely useless to me. I do take regular commissions (for money), which is explained in detail in my commission journals.



Q: Do you draw clop/grimdark/etc.?


I definitely DON'T draw grimdark.

I do draw NSFW though. Most of it obviously isn't going to be uploaded here, but you can find the more risque ones on my Inkbunny page - I'm there under the same name.

You can commission me to draw NSFW too. Feel free to say right away what you’re interested in - no need for beating around the bush. The worst that can happen is me politely refusing.



Q: Who is the best pony?


I do not have a favourite canon pony. Some I like more than others, but I can't pick one of them and say "yes, I like this one the most". From the fan characters, however, I like Milky Way the most.

Add a Comment:
 
:iconokaminekowiesel:
okaminekowiesel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Q: What font to you use in your works? like here (you are a TOY fav.me/d5zi4h1). Or are you hand-drawing every word?
Reply
:iconzutheskunk:
ZuTheSkunk Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I freehand all these with a mouse, so yeah, they're hand-drawn.
Reply
:iconokaminekowiesel:
okaminekowiesel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for revealing that secret.
Reply
:icondingosnivysprint12:
dingosnivysprint12 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
A tablet like a drawing tablet? I have a Wacom tablet :) As for phones or stuff, I have a Samsung Galaxy Lite :) I didn't want to buy it, but my mom wanted to for my school ^^; 
Reply
:iconpencilshade:
Pencilshade Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Zu, I thought you'd using a Wacom table :O_o:… how long do you need for a picture?!

When I was vectorizing Chinese New Year Pinkie Pie, I surely had over 9 hour to do all the stuff!

Reply
:iconzutheskunk:
ZuTheSkunk Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
In case of my original pieces, it depends on how many characters are involved in an image and what they are doing. For a relatively simple single character image, going from from a blank canvas to a completed vector usually averages on 2-3 hours. For an image with more characters involved (2-3), getting rough lineart alone (example) can take between 2-5 hours, with additional 2-5 hours needed for final lineart and coloring.

In case of traces, it depends on how complex an image is. For simple single character poses from the show, I usually need just 1-2 hours.

I think I'll add this question and answer to the list.
Reply
:iconpencilshade:
Pencilshade Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, interesting… if have seen my Pinkie Pie trace, it has been very much work on her stitchings… I am pondering, if I ever going to make the left side, but I guess not, since some ornamental elements are plain freaking work of hours.
Reply
:iconpara-keet-normal:
para-keet-normal Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This helped a lot, thanks
Reply
:iconmuddyfudger:
MuddyFudger Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"I definitely don't draw grimdark."
Damn.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

:iconzutheskunk: More from ZuTheSkunk


More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
February 16, 2014
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
9,348
Favourites
3 (who?)
Comments
9