I will be attending the Zelda Symphony in Stockholm this coming Thursday. Come say hi if you see me! I'll be wearing my Luigi hat like I did at Gamesom in Germany. I figured that's one way to stand out of the crowd a bit, haha.
See you there!
So here's my conclusion of E3. If you have the permission to go, do it. Words cannot describe just how amazing it is. Being a huge video game fan, it's like walking into one of your greatest dreams. Video games everywhere and surrounded by people who love video games just as much as you do. I had so much fun and I definitely would love to attend again next year. If you do get to attend E3, a pro-tip would be to get fit beforehand. You have no idea how much walking you'll be doing per day at E3 xD I got really sore and exhausted after each day despite being fit, so I can understand why E3 only goes for just three days. Everyone just wants to go home afterwards.
I just left LA last night and I am now in Sweden where I'll be staying here for a whole year to start some video game, Zelda and original illustrations. I have big plans for what I will do with my art in the near future, so stay tuned! I will be attending Europe's equivalent of E3 at Germany soon, so I'll see you all there!
Thank you for reading guys!
Also, last but not least:
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.
My involvement in this project has ranged from concept art and character design to the backgrounds you can see in the sample (not final) animation. I have just uploaded the poster I made for the series and I will upload more artwork in the weeks to come while we're raising money for this project on Kickstarter. It would be an absolute dream to see this project funded and for our series to become reality.
Please check out the link below if you're interested or would like to help fund our project! I would love to see this project become a reality to me. No donation is too small and no amount of shares or reblogs is too little. I want to thank everyone who supports us and this kickstarter in advance!
Thank you! !
So what did you guys think of E3 this year? I was watching all three of the major gaming companies (except for EA and Ubisoft due to my timezone), but wow… what a year! I have to admit that Sony has definitely won this year's E3 (they were absolutely brilliant with their sharing games tutorial xD), with Nintendo coming second imo. Microsoft however… pah.
I lost it when I saw the Super Smash Bros trailer for the Wii U and 3DS. Just… wow. Looks like someone is buying themselves a Wii U in the near future! It kinda makes me want to draw some SSB fan-art, but we'll see! : )
I want to draw all kinds of fan art from E3. xD Video games are so awesome <3
My boyfriend was in LA for E3 and he got to meet up and interview the one and only Eiji Aonuma - one of the directors behind the The Legend of Zelda series! I am so damn jealous of him xD You can read and check out the whole interview here!--> [link]