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Thank you so much for your patience  
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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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fifi-kawaii 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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Dark134 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 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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fifi-kawaii 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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Riyeki Feb 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
//totally off topic

...you like MIKA? That's awesome umg *-*
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nuyuin Jan 12, 2013   Photographer
What colour did you used for lighting?
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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 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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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 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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