I figured I'd create a F.A.Q. page since I've been getting the same questions asked now and then.
If there is anything that you'd like to ask relating to art that I think deserves to be on the list, feel free to comment below
--- Frequently Asked Questions ---
Q: Do you take commissions?
A: When they're open - yes. Please check my commission journal for more information which can be found here.--> [link]
Q: Do you work for free?
A: I refuse to do any work for "free". If you contact me about requests, commission without payment etc I will not answer. This is a job and it pays for my bills. I will only work for employers that offer an industry standard salary.
Q: Can I use your personal works as a book cover, music album, poster etc…?
A: For anything commercial you will need to pay usage rights. So yes. Please note me or send me an email for the usage type. I will not hesitate to take legal action on those who do not follow my art usage when it comes to commercial rights.
Q: Can I use your personal works on my blogs/youtube videos/as a desktop wallpaper/avatar usage on forums?
A: Yes - as long as it's not for commercial use, you can use my artwork anywhere. However if it's on websites such as facebook, youtube or tumblr, credit is appreciated. I own the rights to my artworks, and any alterations or unauthorised commercial usage is not allowed.
Q: What brushes do you use?
A: It depends on what software I use (Photoshop or Painter). With Photoshop I use a blend of default brushes that I sometimes customise, or downloaded brushes. With Painter it's always the default brushes.
Q: Why does your style change so much?
A: I find that I am someone who can get bored of repetition very easily, so in order to freshen things up, I explore other means of different styles and different approaches to my art.
Life is about exploring and trying new things, and I show this in my artworks from time to time.
Q: Where did you study?
A: I have studied Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries: New Media Design at Charles Darwin University. It was moreso for digital media work (animation, video/sound production, webpage design etc).
Q: What is your nationality?
A: I am half Filipino, half British (I can only speak English, sorry).
Q: What are you main sources of inspiration?
A: Video games are usually my main sources of inspiration. However, films and movies also play a large role too. If not that, then sometimes a trip or a walk outdoors can help to inspire great ideas. Whatever gets your mind "moving".
Q: How long have you been drawing for?
A: For as long as I can remember. There was a period in my life where I didn't draw for years (mostly during my high school years), but I begun to pick it up again and haven't really stopped since.
Q: How long have you been a Zelda fan for?
A: I was hooked when Ocarina of Time was released on the N64. My older brother brought home a copy one day and I watched him play it from beginning to end when I was in year 3. It all started there, and I don't think my love for the series will ever end.
Q: You draw Link a lot... Explain?
A: Surprisingly I get asked this question a lot [laughs]. As a female, I have never seen Link in some hopeless romantic way. He's an avatar of the player, so it feels like I explore my life drawing him as well as exploring Hyrule since I grew up with the games from my early childhood years.