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kyradarkblood asked: Store envy derped for me and wouldn't let me order until today (it just kept asking for my address all day yesterday) - will you be doing any more sticker packs, or was it what you had is what you had ;v;


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aww no i’m sorry storenvy was being lame! at first i wasn’t going to do more sticker packs, but they sold out SO FAST and so many people have been asking me for more, i went ahead and made a second batch today C: but i think this will be the last set for the year, hopefully storenvy will cooperate with you this time!

— 3 months ago with 3 notes
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rainbowremedy asked: Long time fan here. I noticed that you mention the surface pro not having very good color reproduction and I was wondering what kind of monitor you use with your desktop. Printing has always been a big killer for me and getting work to slightly match up to what's on my laptop screen is always a hassle. Your work has always been an inspiration since I discovered it back in 2006 btw (ゝ◡ ∂)~☆


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thank you :D

this is my current monitor, but printed work will unfortunately never look exactly like a monitor display because of the differences between light-based color and pigment-based color (plus differences between printers, paper types, etc…) working in CMYK, or at least staying away from very saturated and dark colors, is probably your best bet to avoid printing disappointments

to be honest, the surface’s colors probably aren’t too awful for doing print work, though it could definitely use some more calibration options. i just really love saturated RGB colors for internet use…

— 3 months ago with 15 notes
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cinnamonbuntogyunyu asked: Hi! First I want to say your artwork is bold and my heart flutters whenever you showcase new art or even just stand alone sketches! Now, my question is what are you planning to do with your website's store? You moved everything over to storenvy so there's not a really a point for it now. Are planning to take it down or fill it with something else?


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thanks so much! ♥

eventually i’ll be taking it down — i’ve had a site overhaul in the works for a small eternity and once i finally get that up the old store will disappear

— 3 months ago with 3 notes
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tinseltina asked: I have many loves but your art is my favorite on tumblr! :)


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aw thank you!

— 3 months ago with 6 notes
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jonqtie asked: Noona! Why Havent you noticed me Noona!


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because i’m not a senpai!

however, wearing this would greatly improve your chances ♥

— 3 months ago with 16 notes
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thepinkuusagi asked: Happy 2014!! I really love your work, you're a great inspiration to me <3


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thank you so much! happy new year to you as well!!

— 3 months ago with 3 notes
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oodlesfrommynoodle asked: Happy New Year!


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thanks! happy new year to you too :D

— 3 months ago with 3 notes
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caprido asked: Hiya! Happy 2014! I had a question about visualization. I don't mean anything weird or way out of the box, just if you're able to see the picture you want to make before you put it on paper/canvas. Do you do this, or any thumbnailing for a composition? If you do, do you have any possible tips?


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thanks, happy 2014 to you too! for most stuff (especially digital things) i don’t have a very concrete idea in mind when i start, i just start doodling and keep adjusting elements as i go along; i actually tend to adjust sketches a LOT in photoshop by resizing/rotating/redrawing certain things till the whole layout looks “correct” in some way to me. for commissions and traditional pieces, though, i usually do some thumbnails and maybe some design sketches (outfit planning, stylization and the like) before settling on a layout for the piece, i think it makes the final thing look more coherent and it especially helps with subjects i’m not super familiar with. as a small example:

these were for a commission, i hadn’t really drawn minnie before so i wanted to find a good stylization for her before getting started on the actual art. the first attempt is pretty horrible lol but the more i played with proportions and such the more i liked the result

the only tip i can really think of is to make lots of layers as you go along with your digital sketches…if you want to see what your character would look like with their arm posed differently, draw that arm on another layer, and turn it on/off to compare the two poses — if you like the new arm, you can merge it down onto the sketch, but if you hate it you can just toss it without losing the original arm

— 3 months ago with 52 notes
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milkylatte asked: Hello! First of all, I'm sorry my english is kind of bad. You and your art are amazing!! I really can't explain how much I love all your work. By the way, I was wondering if you can give a review about the service of RedBubble and Society6. I'm a young artist and I'm thinking about using one of those sites in a near future, but the reviews I found around the 'net confuse me. It's just that, your opinion would be really helpful! Thank you ♥


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thanks! and don’t worry, your english is fantastic!

i love redbubble and society6 and have never had any issues with either one :D they do a great job of paying me my earnings on time, they’re very transparent about what i’ve earned and when i’ll receive it, and they don’t dip into my profits too heavily (versus dA, especially, who takes 50% of my profits on top of their own base prices AND charges me an extra fee just to withdraw my own earnings if i’m not a premium member.. e_e) they also do a great job of promoting their artists on a constant basis, i feel; redbubble even sets up shops at real life events (NYCC, SXSW etc.) so for the sake of selling online, i definitely recommend them, though it may take a long time before you start to earn much money…

if you’re looking for a place to print products to sell on your own, though, i don’t recommend on-demand places like RB/s6 in general, because their prices are always so high. in most cases you’re better off having a small run of products printed through another company that specializes in something like screenprinted shirts or vinyl stickers; it’s a larger investment up front since these companies almost always require minimum orders, but you’ll get to keep so much more profit per sale, and the printing quality is usually a little better this way too. good luck!!

— 3 months ago with 35 notes
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flandar asked: you're such a kind person, always taking the time to answer questions and give advice out. On top of that, your art is stunning and sassy. thanks so much for just being, well, you! <333


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pshaw ty!! i’m kind of an airhead so i don’t think my advice is always the best LOL image but hopefully it still helps someone out there!

— 3 months ago with 10 notes
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navrashf asked: 68674104468/prints: Is this picture using Manga Studio for the halftones?! Love love love it and a friend keeps recommending Manga Studio to me but I've kind of been reluctant to buy it even when on sale. If not Manga Studio could you talk a little bit about your strategy for the picture?


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i’ve never used manga studio! it’s just photoshop’s “color halftone” filter :D

— 3 months ago with 4 notes
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fatlolikitten asked: Pardon me, but what kind of paper do you use whenever you do traditional pictures? I could be wrong, however I didn't see this on your FAQ. Keep up the lovely pictures!! uvu


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thanks!! i use:

— 3 months ago with 36 notes
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