Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find your queue / the status of my commission?

Check out my Trello for the latest on my current progress.

What programs do you use?

I do the bulk of my work in in Photoshop CC, though I have dabbled in Manga Studio, Sai, and a few other programs before.

I use a few Photoshop plugins to make my workflow smoother. For color, I use Coolorus, and for challenging lines, Lazy Nezumi.

In order to view reference images, I use PureRef.

What brushes do you use?

Besides a simple hard or soft round, I am a huge fan of Kyle’s Brushes.

What tablet do you use?

Wacom Intuos Pro Medium.

Did you go to art school?

Yes, I went to a school in the Midwest and got a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration with a minor in Communication Design (a fancy term for graphic design).

Before that, I was primarily “self-taught” (though I think everybody is self-taught, regardless of education), but I was fortune to run into a passionate art teacher in high school who made me buckle down and do the “boring” stuff – still lifes, etc. Around that period, I saw a significant amount of growth. It gave me a good direction for self-guided study in the years to come.

Besides that, I used to frequent ConceptArt.org, and now am taking a few Schoolism classes.

I’m always observing, reading art books, watching tutorials, etc. I never stop learning about art. It’s super fun!

Is art your full time job?

Yes it is. I also have an inherited family business, but art is my main focus and passion.

Are you right or left-handed?

Left!