frequently asked questions
What do you do?
I am an artist who primarily does illustration, graphic design and character design.
I mostly work digitally but I also like graphite, ink, watercolors and color
pencils for traditional medium.
What tools do you use to create with?
What software do you use?
What is the brand of your tablet?
Clip Studio Paint
Photoshop CS6 for color correction and other settings
Huion GT-220 v2 screen tablet
iPad Pro 12.9" (3rd Gen) with Paperlike screen protector
Apple Pencil, Huion Drawing Glove, Sketchboard Pro
For traditional art I mostly use graphite, ink, brush markers, color pencils and watercolors.
Do you recommend a particular drawing tablet or graphics software?
I love Huion and have had a better experience with them than any other tablet brand I have owned or tried.
I also really like Clip Studio for drawing, its a really excellent program with a lot of useful tools for artists.
If you have an iPad, I highly recommend Procreate as its both an amazing painting app and very afforable (About $10 USD on the app store).
I highly recommend if you use an iPad that you invest in a Paperlike screen protector and a Sketchboard Pro.
That being said, your tools and software should be what you feel the most comfortable using.
There is no right or wrong answer, just use whats best for you!
What canvas size do you use?
The canvas dimensions can vary depending on what I'm working on, but I usually work on a 3605 x 4500 px canvas at 350 DPI.
For emotes I use a 500x500 pixel canvas and 90 DPI.
When did you start drawing? How long have you been drawing seriously?
I have been drawing ever since I could physically hold a crayon, and I have been drawing seriously for over 15 years.
How long can a piece of art take?
The time it takes to complete an art piece can vary a lot depending on what the piece is.
An average single-character portrait can take me about 10 hours.
Simpler art pieces such as chibis can take half that time.
Do you take requests?
Only during certain times which I will announce in my Discord. It can be in
the form of giveaways and polls. Otherwise I don't work for free sorry!
You can commission me through email ( ArtArkade@gmail.com ) or through my Contact Page.
Do you have any advice for beginner artists?
Draw what you love and what you find fun, not what you think is expected of you.
Consume a lot of different art and media.
Get outside the box of what you would normally watch, read, listen to, etc.
Follow professional artists on social media and study their work.
Think about what exactly you like about their work and what techniques they use.
Don't be afraid to check out tutorials on Youtube and Pinterest and mess around with them!
Remember that it takes years of constant practice. Its good to be forgiving and patient with yourself while you learn this complicated skill.
Try not to compare your art to others, and instead compare your current art to your past art.
Figure out what areas you lack in, and specifically work on them even if it makes you uncomfortable.
Can't draw hands? Draw them until you can!
Practice breaking them down into basic shapes to help you.
Can I show you my support financially?
You can support me on Ko-Fi by giving me a tip (buying a ko-fi)
You can also subscribe to me on my Twitch!