kitomyx asked: So I know you designed Princess Bellatrix and I saw the picture you did of Celeste, but were you also Celeste's designer? Did you work with someone to make her? I was very curious about who did the art of the blue-haired angel in the header of Gaia's Divine Intervention art, presuming that's Celeste.


Answer:

another artist designed celeste and did her main illustration, i only made the lineart for the divine intervention victory/fail screens

— 3 weeks ago with 1 note
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thatbugboy asked: when it comes to art, you are insanely prolific. you draw so much and all of it looks amazing. do you have a set goal daily/weekly to draw so much, or do you just doodle like crazy just cause? i've been finally crawling out of a really bad depressive spell and am trying to increase my output... do you have any tips or suggestions? people always tell me "draw what/when you feel like" but that doesn't really cut it when you're having a bad day. thanks and i adore your work ♥


Answer:

i draw every day because it’s my job — if i don’t make art i don’t get food money! i wrote a post the other day about making art more of a routine and experimenting to find a way to love your work, if you’d like to check that out. think of it like physical exercise: you can’t just jump right into a sweaty workout most of the time, it’s rare to have that kind of energy from the start. you need to set time aside, and warm up, and not lose motivation till you’ve accomplished your goal for that day. some days this is harder than others, for sure, but do your best to tough it out. and it’s OK if the stuff you produce isn’t always your best — you can’t be on top of your game every single day! it’s also OK if you’re not on the level you wish you were on yet (spoiler: every artist wishes they were better, even the ones you may look up to that have been working professionally for 20 years.) everyone starts somewhere, just keep making progress wherever you can

i also know how depression can be absolutely crushing to your confidence and motivation…but again, making art into a routine, and not expecting constant masterpieces out of yourself, is key. don’t let anyone else’s opinions influence your work, and don’t listen to that garbage that ALL ARTISTS NEED HARSH CRITIQUES ALL THE TIME that seems so prevalent on the internet for some reason. your art is yours, you need to be able to enjoy it. (of course in a professional environment things are a bit different…but don’t worry about that right now)

good luck!!

— 3 weeks ago with 172 notes
#ask 
oulixes asked: will you play the new mmo Tree of Savior?


Answer:

probably not i like hakkyu kim’s work and everything, but i don’t have a lot of time or motivation for MMOs anymore…

— 3 weeks ago with 5 notes
#ask 
hima-warisan asked: Hey, Your counter part here! I wonder how much money you make from selling your artwork?


Answer:

i hope you’ll understand that i’m not comfortable posting my financial details online lol, but generally speaking, my art makes me enough money to be my day job

— 3 weeks ago with 15 notes
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xxmotokoxx asked: Hi there! :3 I was looking at a tshirt contest for the con AKON that I'm going to and one of the entries looked like yours are you going to that con? :D


Answer:

sorry, i know this reply is REALLY LATE, but i entered their shirt contest for kicks this year even though i knew i wouldn’t be attending. (i did try to get into their AA earlier in the year, but wasn’t able to sign up in time cause their registration errored out =n=) for future reference, i keep an event schedule on my website that lists the cons/shows i’m confirmed for!

— 3 weeks ago with 4 notes
#ask 
kurostudios asked: Sup Rose! I know you've redone your website (looks great btw~), but was wondering if your oekaki site is still kicking around anywhere?


Answer:

thank you! unfortunately the old oekaki is gone completely, i moved hosts earlier in the year and basically started my site over fresh. i would like to get a new one set up though…someday…

— 3 weeks ago with 7 notes
#ask 
say-monster asked: I really love your lines and colors and everything. I have a question, sorry if it was asked before! What size canvas/dpi do you work in? ^^ Thanks. <3


Answer:

thanks! usually somewhere between 8.5x11 and 13x19”, 300DPI

— 3 weeks ago with 19 notes
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sirsaber asked: Hello Barachan ! Found out about your art through a reblog of a reblog of a reblog of a reblog of a reblog (not kidding) and I think your art is amazing! Love your crystal-like drawings and all the rest too! I'm just wondering, do you do commissions? (I bet your busy tho, right?) because I totally wanted one from you! Thanks for being awesome and please stay awesome ! -A Fan!


Answer:

thank you so much! unfortunately, for now i only take sketch commissions at conventions. work keeps me busy! but if that ever changes, i’ll be sure to post about it on tumblr

— 3 weeks ago with 5 notes
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kaurii asked: Annyeong~! :3 I'm sorry if you get asked this a lot but I couldn't seem to find an answer for it so..here goes: will you ever be making buttons of your art? I've been trying to find cute buttons to cover my backpacks with (a trend I never seemed to pick up in high school, sighhhh) and I would LOVE some of your Sailor Moon ones specifically! I know the button making process can be a bit expensive though, so I was wondering if that was why.... anyways, please keep up the wonderful work ; w ;


Answer:

i used to sell button sets, but all i have left at the moment are individual buttons that i sell at cons (purely because i am too lazy to list them all online…ha ha…) eventually i’d like to do some more sets though! ty!!

— 3 weeks ago with 3 notes
#ask 
helixel asked: Do you print all your prints yourself? or do you get a company to produce them?


Answer:

there are a few i do at home, especially now that i have a big printer, but for larger amounts of prints i use catprint, and for art show stuff that needs professional photo paper, laminating/mounting etc i go to iprintfromhome

— 3 weeks ago with 70 notes
#ask  #printing  #merchandise 
sushi-ice-cream asked: Hello! I dunno if I missed some posts or not, but is there a list somewhere of the conventions you'll be attending this year? I'd like to know to see if I can go to any and check out your work. :)


Answer:

i keep an event schedule on my website! sorry, i know my reply is ridiculously slow and con season is almost over by now….

— 3 weeks ago with 12 notes
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