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Hi folks,

I realize I haven't been on in ages. Work and life keeps me pretty busy, leaving me with little free time. However since I see a lot of the same questions (and problems) popping up in my mail box, I decided it was time to leave a general afk FAQ up so people can read this instead of messaging me.

1) Are you available for commissions?

Unfortunately my schedule and full-time commitment to my company keeps me busy. At this time I am unable to accept any new work proposals. Thank you for your interest! Perhaps sometime down the road.

2) How do you draw _____? What brushes do you use?

I get this question a lot, and to be honest I think this deserves an honest answer.

I learn by observing and through trial and error. I don't give shortcuts because there are no real shortcuts to drawing. There are shortcuts to speed up production and maximize time efficiency, but that is a part of the professional world and shouldn't be a substitute for a lack of understanding any drawing or painting principles. If you have time to ask me that question, then it means you have time to go study. So go study!

I still make errors because I'm always learning new things, and trying to understand new forms. And it's a constant struggle as it should be, because I constantly want to improve.

Brushes won't make you a better artist, your perseverance and dedication to studying will. If you can use a soft brush in conjunction and hard edge brush to create beautiful pictures, then you have it made. If you can do master copies and observe it so hard that your eyes bleed and I can't tell the difference between the master work and your study, then all the more to you.

3) May I use your work for my character/editing/journal/etc?

Unless you paid me for a commission that is posted here in the past, the answer is no. You may NOT.

I realize I was more lenient about this in the past, but after a while one gets fatigued at seeing their own work being used in such a callous, degrading, insulting manner. I do NOT do work for your stock imagery convenience. I do NOT draw so you can pop your characters on any old backgrounds, no matter how old they are. I do NOT do it so you can edit it and somehow call it your own.

Furthermore, if you asked me permission and I wasn't able to respond - that does NOT give you the okay to go ahead and use it. In fact it should be the opposite.

So in a nutshell, no. You may not use it.


Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Personal Quote: Spanish heart, Japanese spirit



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StarrBerry Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will not rest until I find the pixiv of this artist!
Zenakore Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have anywhere where we can all follow your newest work?
I miss seeing your art and would love to see it again.
IanMacDougall Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome page! 
Nice use of light, color, and composition! :)
YRuiN-Suzy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
beautiful gallery <3
JadePot23 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh.. I never knew that most of the wonderful art floating about the EarthBound fandom was from you.. ^//^ it's gorgeous.. <3
hankypanky2 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Help bring the Future Champion to the Tournament #FutureChampion #MortalKombatX…
Pinks17 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
I miss your work, hope you have time to post some more work on here. Much lovee and respect. Good luck with your travels
Lioken7 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like to invite you to join my art book contest that I'm hosting in my group, :iconforever-nintendo: . The contest is "The Game and the Gamer Contest" and will consist of three separate themes: redesign, games playing games and project yourself. Each theme will have a separate deadline, here are the deadlines: October 25th, November 14th and December 5th. Ultimately, the best entries will be made into an art book. There will be big prizes given to the contest's victor and to the runner ups. Will it be you? Join and submit an entry and we'll find out.
Here's a link to the contest journal:
tomeksz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014

Do you would like to feature my commission info 
in order to receive a feature La la la la of your commissions in return?

That would be awesome I am a dummy! 
RitadeCassia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Give ♥ This♥ To ♥ The ♥ Twelve ♥ Nicest ♥ People ♥ You ♥ Know ♥ If ♥ You ♥ Get ♥ Five ♥ Back ♥ You ♥ Must ♥ Be ♥ Perfect.
Martza Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
so talented ; 3 ; and beautiful works <3
Colorsark Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Rakuba Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
I just have to tell you that you aspire me to do more on sceneries, and inspire me A LOT!!!!! 
Keep up the work!!!! Your gallery is SOOOOOO AMAZING!!!!
Fabang Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Amazing gallery! 
Ashpyr Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is so amazing <3
JamieAppend Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Hey! I featured you in my journal!!


I hope that's alright with you :iconhappygrinneplz:
benesser Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Hey man, pls drop me a mail a want to talk to you about something!

Jonik9i Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional
Super art! Man!
BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Incredible work :D Looking forward to more!
ProjectButcher Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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