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this is a big new 13x19” print that will be available at the second moon crisis reception on august 9th, and at AWA in september!

also, for those who have been asking, the printer i used to make these is a canon pixma pro-100 — amazon is running a pretty good rebate offer on it right now

additionally, more sketchbooks should be in stock in my store next week!

— 6 days ago with 7335 notes
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imjustsimplymee asked: What kind of tablet do you use ? and how is the quality? Is it better then a Cintiq compact? And would you recommend it to other artist?


wacom intuos3 6x8” for most of my work, surface pro for inking

i’ve never used a cintiq companion, so sadly i can’t say which is better; i suspect the cintiq is better for art though since it was made specifically for artists. i think the surface is okay as a supplementary or hobby tablet — it speeds up my inking by a lot — but i wouldn’t recommend it as a main tablet for professional work. the screen is rather small and the colors are only so-so. the calibration is serviceable, but it could be better. the hardware is also a bit limited, so it handles smaller files okay, but anything big can really slow it down

— 4 months ago with 10 notes
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rose-the-terrorist asked: hey rose , what's your computer build ? mine is very old and now iam going to get new one for digital paint...but i don't know much about computers.


my current computer is a custom built ibuypower revolt: intel core i5, 16 gigs of ram, geforce 650ti

basically, it’s nice to have a computer with a lot of memory and a dedicated video card (here’s a link that explains the differences between integrated and dedicated GPUs,) especially if you’re working with large files. a fast processor is fun, but i personally don’t think it’s as important as the memory and video card unless you want your computer to run games well, too…though, a lot of gaming computers are actually quite good at doing graphics work — similar requirements

one small recommendation i’d also like to make is, if you choose a desktop rather than a laptop, you may want to consider buying a UPS for it, especially if you live in an area prone to blackouts/brownouts or storms. nothing’s worse than losing work because your computer unexpectedly lost power! just make sure you get the right UPS for your power supply :]

— 4 months ago with 42 notes
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psistarproject asked: I really love your line art for your pictures! Might I ask what size pens you use?


thanks! usually 0.3mm copic multiliners, but sometimes i use kuretake brush pens from extra fine to medium for larger lines or to fill in black areas. sometimes i also use ultra fine sharpies to darken my multiliner lines (but only after all other coloring is done! or else the sharpie lines will bleed)

— 6 months ago with 16 notes
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tweendoriru asked: Sorry, you probably get so many questions about your tablet. But, did your Windows Surface come with a stylus pen or did you buy one separately? Can you flip the end and use it as an eraser? My dear old Wacom Bamboo Fun seems to be dying out so I've been looking into new options/upgrades, but I can't seem to find any relatively cheap (~$200) options with the eraser-feature on the pen =v= Anyway, thank you! You're such an inspiration, every time you upload art I start doing more tablet research!♥


the surface pro comes with its own pen, though i’ve heard you can use the bamboo feel stylus with it too. and the default surface pen does have an eraser end!

— 6 months ago with 8 notes
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cutiecalikins asked: I don't know what it is but I cannot get on the learning curve with digital tablets. I have an intuos4 and whenever I try to draw with it, I just want to rage. Nothing comes out correctly like with traditional. Plus my desktop is in the basement and it gets really cold and lonely down here and it bothers me enough that I break focus almost constantly. I really want to give the surface pro a whirl as I'm the same as you in terms of inks. Is a surface pro a good multitasker or just good for inks?


if you haven’t already seen this post, this post and this post they might have the answer you’re looking for!

i will say that the surface gets pretty warm when you’re using photoshop on it, which helps with cold hands lol. i can relate to having issues drawing when it’s cold…i can’t retain body heat to save my life, but keeping the whole house at 80F all winter isn’t really an option Q_Q in the past i used a little personal heater on my desk aimed at my hands in the winter and it helped. there are fingerless USB hand warming gloves out there, but personally i can’t seem to draw with gloves on…

getting some headphones to blast music with also helps a lot with focus i think :D

good luck!

— 6 months ago with 17 notes
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cupcakehamsters asked: Your use of colors always inspire me. I recently started using my copics again, but I'm struggling to find a good starter set. Care to share your favorite colors?


i have a list posted over here

to add to it with a few shades i’ve bought since then, i also seem to use pure pink (RV23,) pale pink (RV10,) and chamois (E35) a lot!

— 6 months ago with 19 notes
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carliefornya asked: I love your art!! So I see you are using a surface pro. Are you using that tablets stylus? How do you like it compared to your intuos (tilt recognition? Pen pressure Etc) I'm debating on getting a SP vs a cintiq simply b/c at least the SP is a whole computer! Also are you using the given photoshop or a dl one? Thank you for your time!


thanks! yeah i’m using the default surface pen. i don’t think it has any tilt recognition at all, but its pressure sensitivity is the same as my intuos3’s which is fine by me. i’m using the full version of photoshop CC

i’ve never used a cintiq so i can’t compare, buuuuut if art is your main concern (especially if you want to produce art on a professional level) i would personally go for a cintiq. the surface pro is a little small and doesn’t always have the best calibration or colors; i like it as a supplementary tablet but i wouldn’t be able to use it for all my work. sometimes i work huge with a billion layers too; as an example, the original PSD for this banner art is 275 megs and i only drew it at 200DPI…my desktop (i5/16g ram/dedicated graphics) opens the file in just a few seconds, while the surface (i5/4g ram/integrated graphics) takes close to 10 min. granted, my desktop cost more than my surface did, and i don’t always work with 5-foot files, but it’s something to consider imo. HOWEVER if you just want to do art on more of a fun/hobby level, then the surface would be a better value i think!

— 6 months ago with 6 notes
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amanofletters asked: I notice on your most recent post that you're drawing on a Windows tablet of some kind. Is that a Microsoft Surface? I've been considering getting one for drawing on the go, is it particularly adept at illustration?


it’s a surface pro yes! it’s not bad, but not fantastic either, i wrote in a little more detail about it here

basically i think it’s OK as a supplementary/travel tablet but i wouldn’t rely on it for everything

— 6 months ago with 7 notes
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spectra-42 asked: what tablet do you use? it looks great!


intuos3 and surface pro, thanks!

— 6 months ago with 5 notes
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opeiaa asked: First off, Bara I absolutely love your work. You're inspiring and I used to be too shy to talk to your on old ragnarok. Your aura of talent was way too strong. Keep at it, your work always blows me away. Anyways, I was just wondering though what tablet that was in your photo? It looked portable and not a Cintiq. I use an intuos but I was looking at some of the products other then wacom to maybe try out. Thanks!


thank you! it’s a surface pro

— 6 months ago with 2 notes
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myassisahappyone asked: what type of windows tablet did you use to draw?


surface pro

— 6 months ago with 3 notes
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