- Where do you get the music from and what is the song at xx:xx in your youtube speed draw videos?
- How sped up are your videos and how long does it actually take you to draw a picture?
- What are the programs you use to create your picture, where can I get them and how much do they cost?
- Do you use vector or raster? How many layers does it take?
- Your drawings are fantastic. You should join deviantArt.
- What is the process in creating your pictures?
- Do you use a mouse or a tablet? What tablet do you use and what would your recommend?
- Can you draw [insert character] please?
- I got Manga Studio but I can't seem to draw in color and what are your pen settings?
- How did you learn your drawing style? Do you have any tips? How long have you been drawing?
- I still don't get it. How do you get the lines so straight and perfect?
- What do you use to record your videos?
- How do layers work?
- What's that convert shading thing you do in photoshop?
- Are you a guy or a girl?
- You should speed up your videos more. I don't want to sit through half hour to an hour watching them. There are other speed draw videos that are only 10-15 minutes long.
- Why do you draw it like that?
Do you take requests?
No, I've made that mistake one too many times. You can make recommendations on non OC but don't hold your breath.
Do you take commissions?
I don't take requests, art trades nor point commissions.
Please do not commission anything unless you have the funds for it (both deposit and balance). You can take your time if you don't have anything saved up. I'll still be here.
1 character on white background: $30
1 character on simple background: $35
2 characters on white or simple background: $40
More than 2 characters: additional $10 per each character
Complicated background: additional $10
Sketch: $20 but they won't be neat or clean and sketched for visualization/structural purposes (examples available upon request)
Simple backgrounds are sky, nature background, solid colors and fancy gradients. Complicated backgrounds are buildings, towns, anything structural/architectural and anything with a lot of details.
Pictures will be done in the same style as the webcomic or the ponies. I require 50% deposit before I start and balance due upon completion. I accept paypal only. There is to be no deadline. However long I take to complete it is however long I take but not unreasonably long. I do have other obligations other than yours. Contact me if you're interested.
Yes, I do OCs. Make sure you have reference pictures.
How did you get into ponies?
Heard the hype on the net, watched the show, I liked it, I started this site.
You know it's a show for girls right?
Since you're here reading this you already know what my acceptance and justifications are.
This show is plagued with flaws and you shouldn't watch it!
I agree the show is filled with flaws and it's my choice whether I watch it or not. It is targerted to young girls after all. The better question is why are you here?
Most of the artworks are just like what I see in the series. What's new about it?
I use my own style to recreate certain parts of the series. It is a different perspective and it's how I see ponies. Some of them will also be used to create something new that no one has seen before. It isn't called PonyDerivative for nothing.
Do you have your own pony character?
Are you a furry?
Not as much as you think I am. I just like to draw furry artworks.
Will there be pony pr0n?
Not likely, but you never know.
Your stuff is great, maybe you can hang out at [insert website]
I'd rather be drawing more images. Seriously, my to-do list is very long. Do me a favor and repost the images on [insert website].
Which pony do you like the best in the series?
Let's see. Applejack kicks hard and I wouldn't want to stand near her. Fluttershy is too cute for me to mess with and most likely covered with animal poo from her day job. Pinkie Pie is hooked on the "sugar" and has a strange habit of making everyone help her make "cupcakes". Rainbow Dash... I'm not sure which direction she swings towards. Rarity likes shiny objects more than me. Princess Celestia is way too old for me and I think she's just a poser. One of the Cutie Mark Crusaders? Wha--? Ew no! You pervert! Princess Luna is not real; she's just a plot device. I like Twilight Sparkle because she has to deal with the crap from everypony above.
Your stuff sucks and you suck, troll, flame, bash, etc.
Stop wasting your time and go somewhere else if you don't like it.
Where do you get the music from and what is the song at xx:xx in your youtube speed draw videos?
I usually use obscure Japanese h-game soundtracks for my videos. I get them from anime-sharing.com. No, I don't know what the track names are.
How sped up are your videos and how long does it actually take you to draw a picture?
They are sped up to 199fps. Each picture usually takes 2-3 hours. Take 199fps and divide that by 25fps to get 7.96. Take 7.96 and multiply that by how many seconds the sped up video is to get how many seconds in 25fps.
What are the programs you use to create your picture, where can I get them and how much do they cost?
I use Manga Studio EX 4 to create most of the picture and Photoshop CS4 to touch it up and finish it. You can get Manga Studio at manga.smithmicro.com website for $300 or at Amazon for about $90. You can get Photoshop at many other places for a ridiculous amount of money or free if you want to be naughty.
Do you use vector or raster? How many layers does it take?
I use both vector and raster in my pictures. The outlines are vector and the fill and shading are raster. I don't count my layers or limit the number of layers I use. Some times it's well over 100 layers for an image, some times it's 200 or even 300 layers. The number of layers does not define you as an artist. It simply makes it a lot easier to create your image. I separate outlines, fills and shading into layers. I further separate those into different colors. It's always best to separate parts so they don't interfere with each other.
Your drawings are fantastic. You should join deviantArt.
I'm on it.
What is the process in creating your pictures?
I sketch on paper, I scan it, I use it to digitally draw it in Manga Studio, I finish it in Photoshop.
Do you use a mouse or a tablet? What tablet do you use and what would your recommend?
I use a Wacom Cintiq tablet. I recommend it if you have the money. If not, any Wacom tablet you feel comfortable with.
Can you draw [insert character] please?
Pay me and I'll do it. See 'Do you take requests?' above.
I got Manga Studio but I can't seem to draw in color and what are your pen settings?
Remember to create your story/page with color as your color model and not monochrome. I don't have a specific pen setting. I just use whatever works.
How did you learn your drawing style? Do you have any tips? How long have you been drawing?
I've been drawing since 1995. There's no specific source I learned my style from. It's just many years of experience to get to this point and that's your tip.
I still don't get it. How do you get the lines so straight and perfect?
You can set that in Manga Studio pen settings.
What do you use to record your videos?
How do layers work?
Imagine a binder where all the pages are transparent. You can draw anything on each page and if you look at the first page from a top view, you can see what you've drawn on all the pages. Anything you've drawn on each page will not affect or change any other page. If you need more pages to draw on, then you can add more pages to your binder. If you need to get rid of a page, you can take that page out of the binder. If you need to change what's on a page, you can do that too assuming it's a water based marker you're using. That is how layers work.
What's that convert shading thing you do in photoshop?
It's a list of actions to modify the tone layers I export from Manga Studio. The tone layers are just raster black layers with a certain opacity (not layer opacity). It's usually around 15% to 30% opacity. If you take the brush or fill tool in Photoshop and you set the opacity to 15%, that's pretty much what the exported tone layers are. Unfortunately, to work with these tone layers, I need to select them and Photoshop usually doesn't select them at certain tolerance settings. I just duplicate the layer a few times, merge them together again and apply a transparent filter on it. That's what the convert shading action does.
Are you a guy or a girl?
Sorry to disappoint but I'm a guy.
You should speed up your videos more. I don't want to sit through half hour to an hour watching them. There are other speed draw videos that are only 10-15 minutes long.
If I exceed 199fps, the editor I use crashes. Don't make recommendations on other editors, I won't use them. If you don't want to sit through the video, then seek through them or don't watch them and go somewhere else. Of course it's going to take a longer time than other videos. I don't just take paint and splatter it onto a canvas. It requires some precision.
Why do you draw it like that?
It's my style, I just do.