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F.A.Q




Q: What kinds of materials do you use digitally?
Photoshp CS6, SAI, Clip Studio Paint.
Mostly Clip Studio Paint for now.

Q: What kinds of materials do you use traditionally?
Copics, Faber Castel colored pencils, mechanical pencils and colored pilot mechanical pencils. Koi Watercolors.

Q: Do you take requests/collaborations/art-trades/commissions?
Requests are only for livestream and they are rare. Collabs are close friends only. I mostly take commissions.

Q: May I use your artwork for RolePlay references, or references for characters of my stories?
No, you may not


Q: Can I draw fanart of your characters?
Yes, as long as you credit. Please tag me if you do.

Why don't you upload often?

I don't know, I try my best to do so. At times I'm just too busy to draw.

Q: Can I ship/pair my OCs with yours?
Absolutely not. Pairings are reserved to my own discretion.


Q:I found your work /edited version/trace of your character on someone else's account/on a website, and I think it's stolen
If you see this, note me and I will tell the person myself to please give credit or respect to my work. Thanks for looking out for me.

Q: Why don't you draw more IZ art?
I prefer broadening my artistic horizon. I know most of my watchers are here for IZ fanart but I only post it seldom or through commissions.

Q: When and where do you do Livestreams?
Whenever I feel like it, usually in the evening Eastern Time Central.
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Favorite anime: Urusei Yatsura, Sailor Moon, Ikkoku Maison, DBZ, One Piece Great Teacher Onizuka.

Favorite TV Shows: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Broad City, Regular Show, Adventure Time, Rick and Morty.


Favorite Movies: The Batman Trilogy, Iron Man Triology, Avengers and most of the Marvel movies. Most of Tim Burton movies, Heathers, Lost Boys, Man of Steel, Iron Man Trilogy, Avengers, Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer, , Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Akira.

Books: Rich Man Poor Man

Games: I play a lot of random shit. I mostly am invested in Overwatch.

Inspirations: Kiera Rose (Youtube) Rachel Aust (youtube) :iconskarita::iconcgigal::iconfukari::iconrobotguts::iconzerna::iconocteapi::iconbeetleinabottle::iconlushminda::iconmajinbanzai::icondee-r: Copperroach on FA.
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Marketing Yourself

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 30, 2017, 10:34 PM


I wrote this comment on my FB but I'm gonna go ahead and post  it here. 

This was inspired by someone getting upset that a popular comic artist said "Go back to your 5 dollar commissions on Deviantart" 

This sparked an idea here:

DA is not a great place to advertise or get commissions because the expectation and reputation for pathetically dirt cheap art is so prevalent; thus customers end up demanding art for peanuts. Plus it's ridden with the demographic of: minors or college age kids trying to save money. I mean, sure you can find clients on here but it's very rare and most of my colleague's experiences on DA being a source of monetary income have not been successful unless you are already very well established. Very rarely will you find regular clients here that will pay more than 5-20 dollars per commission here and it's true.

This is where the whole complaint of commission prices are 'too expensive' are coming from. That ends up bleeding into other places on social media, due to societal standards of art being something you can get fast/cheap/free.

Also DA's adspace is shit and you'd get better mileage by advertising on FA because FA doesn't aggressively block ads like DA does for a premium membership.

YOU CAN have success in your art it's just rare and takes hard work. You also have to MARKET yourself. I'm so tired of people defending ' I only can do cheap art cuz no one buys' "I refuse to make my prices higher! But I get no one buying otherwise!" Well either 'git guud' or 'market yourself' and put yourself out there! Don't just use DA! Don't just sit there and refuse to take critique or improve!

It takes years of hard work, getting better/improving and marketing to get to that success point or even half of it. Look, I by no means am a successful as an artist, I know it sounds weird and kinda embarrassing to admit that I'm not speaking from experience, but I have seen other artists who made decent coin and make similar statements and they do fairly well for themselves and that is AWESOME! So I understand from observation of those who are making a decent living off their art that they definitely can. Personally, I understand this site is great for getting your art out there but it should never be the only place you post.

Even I have things to learn here to become successful, I should be posting more regularly and practicing my skills much more. Always realize that you have flaws and things that are holding you back from achieving your full potential and work on them.

Better sites to advertise rather than DA is FA, twitter, Instagram and having your own website. Sometimes, it takes awhile to get to reach you need. Especially on Twitter and FA. There are good artists out there who are severely underrated and who never get bites, but once the word gets out, they do quite well! And also it's normal to get dry spells, certain times of the year there are times where people are likely to save more money like summer time due to cons. People spend more around the holidays or key holidays like Xmas and Valentines Day or New Years. Try your best to post consistently or on a regular basis as much as you can to keep people engaged! So far that has been working for me.

Addition: I realize not everyone can afford art, and there's nothing wrong with charging cheaper than others due to competition. That's different. but it shouldn't be treated as a commodity that's sold at like Walmart goods or Mcdonalds. Quite often art is treated as such. To be frank, it shouldn't. 

What I'm on about is: people who complain about charging cheap but not willing to improve is something I can't sit well with?

I think the divide with cheap art/expensive art depends on how willing the cheap artists willing to stop taking commissions and start working on their craft by getting books and really hitting their nose to the grind stone to improve and the cheap artists who keep taking commissions but hate getting critique, but ask "Why is no one buying:" when the answer is:

marketing/advertising/skill/social media reach/and perseverance. Once one sees improvement with a few weeks/months of practicing the fundamentals, then rising prices makes sense! And sometimes, yes it is luck of the draw if it's not marketing but you CAN get there. Again: It takes time and work.

I noticed there are people out there unwilling to sit down and practice on the fundamentals and just keep doing commissions. Spending time on art and doodling every day is important even if you don't post it, practice.

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Nornefirecat Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for Fav
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Amurei Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Student General Artist
Thank you for joining :iconadoption-safari:!
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starli-i Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    Bullet - Bunny (with bow) - by CutieChocoWelcome to Oc-Penthouse! Bullet - Bunny (with bow) - by CutieChoco

    We can't wait to see the deviations you post!
    Please enjoy your time in the group!

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PUNX-Simon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Student Interface Designer
Thanks a lot for the watch! ♥
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AnnaKlava Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! You are quite talented! :)
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renhoekfan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
Anna Please Can you help me? :)  Hy Anna thanks for the invation but not working because I'm not a premium member and I alredy have 3 groups   Could you Make it available to me as a contributor   uploding arts with the galerry ? Everry time the page warned me That I have no right to do  it .  I wanted uploding my arts but Ican't   be a co founder because I'm not a premium member as I thold you :) 
I alredy a contributor but I have no right to do   uploding anithing  :( Can you help me as a contributor to I have ben right to uploding stuffs? .)
 

 
  
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AnnaKlava Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, certainly. I just fixed it, let me know if it works, please send me a note if anything comes up!
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renhoekfan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
It Work thank you so mutch Dear Hug Huggle! Llama Emoji-60 (Snug or Hug) [V3]   Thanks again everithing :) Taiga and Minori (I miss you hug) [V1] 
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dragon-man13 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey! thanks a lot for watching over my art work. i hope you find
something you like ;)
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AnnaKlava Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: No problem, my dude!
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