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Thank you so much for your patience  
I'm so sorry for my lateness
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Thanks a lot for your support :heart:
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Hi,

Because I have not had any free time to make a Tut yet, I'm going to do FAQ first. Incase you have anything to ask about my work, please post your questions here, I will answer asap.

Thank you all.
Hug
BD


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What programs do you use for digital art?
I'm only using Photoshop CS3 so far with my Genius tablet, also use just default brushes, nothing special.

What materials do you use for traditional art?
I do sketches and lineart by mechanical pencil, then color them with Leningrad watercolor.
Paper: Watercolor paper 300gsm CAMPAP/Daler Rowney

How do you manage to keep the watercolours staying so vibrant and manage go achieve such fine detail? It's a problem I've been having for a while now (trying not to wash the colours too much without making the paper crease)?
It doesn't only depend on your skill but also the color and your paper. You should use a kind of paper that is made for watercolor. They are thick enough so they won't be crease when you use a lot of dilute color.
And you should wait patiently with watercolor also. If it's not for some wet effects, I usually have to wait till it's dry entirely before adding another layer.

How do you usually fight an art block?
Relax and wait patiently. Do something to make myself more emo haha-

How long have you been drawing?
About 8 years.

Do you have some sort formal art training or are you self taught?
I'm studying 3rd year at HCM fineart university, before that I learnt by myself and from friends.

What do you struggle with the most in terms of drawing and coloring?
huhm- maybe anatomy and lay-out.

What do you do to improve your anatomy? if it's books, can you recommend a few?
Of course it's good when you learn from books but I usually use my time for observing real human bodies and sketch their motions. I find it easier that way.

What's the longest time you've spent on a certain artwork?
Don't really know. About 17~18 hours maybe.

Did you study color theory? How do you get ideas for your drawings?
Yea I learnt basic theory.
Ideas of my drawings come from everything and everyone around me. A quote/ a film/ a song/ a friend/ a street/ ect. I start to sketch whenever I find something interesting.

What colors do you use for your skin tones?
Normal skin color for CG works. With watercolor, I often use light brown/ red orange with a lot of water/ layers.
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:iconbusyoldfool:
busyoldfool Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
I hope you open commissions again soon! I love your art!
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MarieFriedrich Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
And second question, how do you set your scanner settings and edit scanned pictures in photoshop so they keep their original features and the fine lines don't look so blurred? Do you anyway use watercolor contours or you use the pencil sketch as the main outlining? How to keep the pencil secured so it won't come off with water?
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MarieFriedrich Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I know that you have answered the question regarded to the time you've been an artist. But mine is a bit more narrow. I'm fascinated about your watercolours. So, for how long have you been using this medium? The same as you first started to draw? Or later?
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piercingemeralds2 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
I have a couple of questions I was hoping you could answer:
For commissions, would you accept deviantart points?
Do you ever start a painting/drawing and finish it weeks/months later?
Do you find your biggest improvements happened while studying art?
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ema-heavenia Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Em muốn hỏi anh về vấn đề chụt và post ảnh sao cho đẹp. Em không có máy ảnh kỹ thuật nên chụt = điện thoại nên không sắc nét như bên ngoài, còn bị mờ và nhiều vấn đề khác. Em mới hỏi bạn là thường người ta đi scan nhưng em không biết có đúng là vậy không?
Mong anh giúp em, nếu anh chụp và post theo cách thông thường bằng máy camera hay điện thoại, anh có thể cho em vài kỹ thuật được không?
Cảm ơn anh.
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Dark134 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014   General Artist
Là scan tranh đó em ạ. Máy scan bình thường bây giờ khoảng 1-2 mil, nếu ko em ghé những tiệm chuyên in ấn tiệm ảnh/ photocopy thuê người ta scan cũng được. Còn chụp bằng điện thoại ko cách nào rõ đẹp các chi tiết được :D
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ema-heavenia Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cảm ơn anh nhìu :)
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Luciana-Lu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Do you use a mechanical pencil 0.5 with what type of leads? 2B?
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:icondark134:
Dark134 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014   General Artist
Yes that's it : D
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Luciana-Lu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Thank you so much!!! : D
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icexii-tear Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Thấy có Vietnam nên mình hỏi bằng tiếng việt: bạn có thể vẽ thêm cung Song Ngư không? Và những cung còn lại nữa, mình rất thích tranh của bạn, chúng quá đẹp. Mong ước bạn có thể!
- So sorry if you aren't vietnamese!
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fifi-kawaii Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO SORRY i forgot to ask ...Please i need an advice from you i have a problem i can't color areas evenly especially when they are small areas (means i can't do smooth/solid wash) when i want to color a character or drawing ...and my paper is only 180 gsm .so do you think the paper affect the the smoothness of watercolors on the paper.

i really wish from the bottom of my heart to heart an answer from You ... since a lot of big artists that i want to ask wouldn't had the time to respond to me Waaaah!
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:icondark134:
Dark134 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   General Artist
Hi,

Actually my artworks usually have small size haha so I think there's just one rule, small brushes for small areas. I'm using brushes number 000 or some nail painting brushes : D and you will need your patience =] just do it slowly.

I still think good paper for watercolor is 300 gsm. Good paper of course will help a lot. Really. You will feel much more comfortable = )
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fifi-kawaii Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you millions times your answer will definitely help me a lot 
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 w00t! 
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:iconfifi-kawaii:
fifi-kawaii Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much i'm struggling to master watercolors :'( 
But i'll keep working hard :3 
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SuiKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
//totally off topic

...you like MIKA? That's awesome umg *-*
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nuyuin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Photographer
What colour did you used for lighting?
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WacthesAnime Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Would there be a chance for me in asking you to draw up something for a tat idea cause your art is amazing
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Sweetichigo09 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm just starting out in watercolors and digital art (i mostly use copics/ color pencils),
and since you don't have time to make a tut do you recommend any books or sites that can help a beginner like me?
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Ithilloth Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   General Artist
If there's still a possibility to ask questions... There already was a question about vibrancy of color, but I would like to ask how do you make your black so deep and vibrant? Do you mix it with blue, or is that a specific shade of black? I use Leningrads too, but never achieved this kind of black on my paintings :)
I totally admire your way of using watercolor. :heart: You make perfect use of your knowledge about color theory, your coloring is awesome ^^
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Dark134 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   General Artist
Hi,

Thanks for your question.

I usually use less water with black, keep it little solid and mix it with blue/dark brown. Then I add many layers until I feel ok with that : )
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Ithilloth Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   General Artist
I see, thank you for replying!
I tend to have problem with pigment changing its place on the paper when I use black (or other dark colors) on many layers, I guess what I was doing wrong was using too much water then. Surely it is also a matter of good paper :)
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:icondark134:
Dark134 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   General Artist
Yes good paper really helps a lot. Hope you have more fun with watercolor ; )
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:iconithilloth:
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   General Artist
thanks, and same to you! ^^
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yorunaka Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Before anything else, I would just like to sa that I really do love how you color. With you, I feel like color is not just about the color choices but also the keen perception of depth and minute crease details. Whenever I color something serious as of late, I keep on staring at your digital art in order to get a better grasp of how you manage to make things work.

And my question is related to that. How were you able to perceive the subtle changes in depth? Was it only from life studies or were you also heavily influenced by someone else's coloring style beforehand?
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Fumichun Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
Hey there...
...
Q.Q First of all you're great. I love your painting style.

Um, when you blend... what opacity do you use? I love how your paintings look so matt and soft. Would you consider doing live streams of you doing one of your paintings? I would love to see how you paint... <3
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Paipuru Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student General Artist
You have been drawing for 8 years?! I've been drawing my age (16) and I don't think I'll ever be around as incredible as you!
But your style (and talent, of course) is something I'm aiming for. You gave me a boost, thank you!
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Puddingisyummy Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Cab you do more Zodiac because I'm Aquarius and it be cool to see a Aquarius guy.
Just a suggestion
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Vendettis Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Man wish I had money to pat you, but sadly I dont, if you ever take request, tell me.
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dantamar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Hi Dark!
Rất thch phong cch bạn.
Hiện bn Tm đang c 1 dự n lin quan đến thiết kế cho trẻ em. Đy l một long-term project, dựa trn một cu truyện được đặt hng viết ring, bn Tm dự kiến pht triển thnh truyện tranh, sau đ l ứng dụng cc thiết kế đ trn nhiều ứng phẩm khc, trước mắt l ở cc game in trn giấy dng lm tặng phẩm, mang đến cơ hội cho cc b được vui chơi, pht triển về mặt tinh thần, tr no bn cạnh sự pht triển về thể chất; đặc biệt l dnh cho cc b sống ở tỉnh, khng c nhiều điều kiện để tiếp cận với cc sản phẩm tương tự như cc b ở thnh phố.
Đy l một dự n rất th vị. Nếu bạn quan tm thch th, hy lin hệ ngay với Tm theo email tam.phan@viethungfood.com hoặc số điện thoại 0903 700 528.
Rất mong c cơ hội được cộng tc cng bạn.
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minqiu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Đng những vấn đề em đang thắc mắc lun :la: , cho em hỏi l anh ln nt th dng bn đn để ln nt hay dng cch khc? Nếu dng bn đn th c lưu g đặc biệt k? V d giấy vẽ phc mỏng th giấy vẽ mu nước cũng kh dy để mnh nhn được r nt TT.TT
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Dark134 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011   General Artist
Th dng bn đn đ, cố phc đậm hết mức c thể xong th vừa đi nt vừa nhớ hoặc vừa lật tới lui xem kĩ chi tiết để vẽ lại, v giấy vẽ mu nước vừa dy vừa c vn, khng nhn r hết g mnh đ phc được đu.
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minqiu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Cảm ơn anh nh :D
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Sylenth Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm fascinated by your work. Thank you for this FAQ! :meow:

1. How do your blend colors in Photshop? Hard Round + Airbrush?
2. Can you give us some tips about drawing hair? Do you do accurate lineart at first and then just color it, or use as a base to paint over freely?.. *ah, I hope, the question is understandable...*
3. Ohh, and what about lineart in CG? Is it digital or traditional?
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Cetriya Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
no need to have a tutorial, just a recording of you doing part of a painting or something simple like the head shot of short haired person. though I would like to know how you blend the colors in photoshop.
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Rabbit-Edge Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011   General Artist
and.. you scan your paintings so clean and beautiful? Any helpful tips in scanning?
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Rabbit-Edge Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011   General Artist
When you do cg-ing.. does that mean you also drew lineart using tablet? or do you draw your line art traditionally?
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lokineko Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
What colors do you use for your skin tones?
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goosebump91 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Did you study color theory?
How do you get ideas for your drawings?
How long have you been drawing?

I really enjoy your art. I think you got everything just right, especially your coloring. Your pictures are very pleasant to look at. The colors are in harmony and the composition is perfect.
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cos22 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
1. do you have some sort formal art training or are you self taught?
2. what do you struggle with the most in terms of drawing and coloring?
3. who's your favorite artist(s)?
4. what do you do to improve your anatomy? if it's books, can you recommend a few?
5. what's the longest time you've spent on a certain artwork?
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zukos-stalker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
How long have you been drawing?


...P.S. I love your work like crazy♥ you're a huge inspiration.
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ikr Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Why are you so awesome?

How do you usually fight an art block?
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randomsquad Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
How do you manage to keep the watercolours staying so vibrant and manage go achieve such fine detail? it's a problem I've been having for a while now (trying not to wash the colours too much without making the paper crease) I hope I can get as good as you one day! How long did it take you to master your techniques?
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GhostGirlx Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
1. what programs do you use for digital art?
2. what materials do you use for traditional art?
3. why are you so awesome? :B
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kai-choo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am always intrigued by your wonderful works and colours c:

so if you wouldn't mind me asking the obvious (i'm not sure if you've stated it before or not), what programs do you use for you amazing digital artworks?

The blending and shading is just so awesome that i am curious how exactly do u do it ^^;

and usually, how long do u spend for one picture? c:
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