Frequenly asked questions UPDATED 2.01. what kind of paper do you use?
for color pencil I use bristol smooth 100mg paper. it'S really the best cause the paper is heavy^^ I something use Vellum too, but that mostly because I bought the wrong paper...
other the that I use deleter manga paper or some regular printing paper.2. what do you use for coloring?
I use faber castell color pencils (polychromos).
Markers (Copics, promarkers, primsmacolor, touch).
(I sometimes mix both)
about digital, I use mostly SAI and photoshop. I know how to use open canvas and pixia.3. what do you use to ink?
Copics, sakura micron or steadlers. I usually draw with a 01 or a 03. I do the eyes with either 003 or 005. When I do heavy black lineart, I use a 05.4. how long does it takes you to draw?
depends. a sketch can take 2mins to 1hour. after that I ink it, it usually takes between 2mins and 30mins too. to color it depends of the complexity of the drawing. Color pencils take much more time then markers....
drawing a chibi takes about 5mins.
a full 9x12 color pencil page can take up to 7-8hours+
a full marker page can take up to 5 hours+...5. what anime/manga what you source of drawing?
I knew sherlock hound, cats eye, candy and anime sanju-shi when I was really young. I started to watch sailor moon when I was 10. I started to draw anime style when I first saw slayers. I was around 15 years old. So the base of my style is slayers. I'm still influenced by it ^^. Other influences I had are Tanemura arina (that now I really hate) haruta nana, ai yazawa, watanabe yoshitomo and kara.
more questions! stolen from Hirochan
Q: Hi can we be friends??
A: ... no. Please oh pleassssssssse don't ask. I'll probably ignore you more then something else. Just talk to me, I'll probably answer ^^
Q: What names do you go by?
A: Careko or primrosechan . my pen name is Rin Sawa, which is only a contraction of my REAL name.
Q: What programs do you use?
A: I guess mostly photoshop and SAI. cause I don't have OC anymore -_-; but I'm not a digital fan
Q: Sooo... can you draw for me?
A: depends. I'm open to comissions, art trade/collab if the skill is about the same level. otherwise, please wait for free slots in my journal when there's some
Q: How about gaia avatars for gaia golds? BD
A: I can try ^^
Q: PLEASSSSE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DRAW FOR ME ANYWAY.
A: ... *delete msg*
Q: How about collabs then?
A: depends on time I have. please be patient
Q: Will you ever put a tutorial up?
A: there's already some up. Look in the tutorial section in my gallery [link]
Q: HOW DO YOU COLOR LIKE THAT?
A: I'd ask my hand, but she wont answer...
Q: Can you help me with my art??
A: .... errrr? maybe?
Q: Can I devwatch you??
A: Sure, go right ahead. XD
Q: Are you Japanese? Can you speak Japanese?
A: no and yes
Q: You said english isn't your first language. So what language do you speak?
A: French. I know english and some japanese (but I still have troubles reading kanjis and since I'm not practicing alot, well I kinda forget them) I also know some spanish. I understand more than I can write or speak. You can write in spanish, but I'll answer with simple sentences and probably with mistakes. I know latin but only the name of plants.
Q: Where can I read your online mangas? D<
and search careko on smackjeeves
Q: Can I draw you fanarts?? BD
A: yeah!!! loves fanarts!!! XD
Q: Can you draw Fanarts from that popular serie?
A: I'm not too much into fanarts. I don't mind drawing other people's OC. If I do fanart, it's because I really liked that serie.
Q: Do you have any other online mangas??
A: not online, but I did many short stories for mags....
Q: Will you ever sell your online mangas or artbooks??
A: I want to do 16 quest as a book.
Q: How long have you been drawing?
A: I started at 15.... (I know I'm old ok!) so... almost a decade (and I'm still that bad...)
Q: Can I use your artworks?
A: Sure! I prefer when people ask me (I'll probably say yes, but ask first) and give the credits ok?
Q: Do you have a tablet?
A: yes, it's a 6x8 wacom graphire. you can buy some on ebay or future shop or whatever. and I don't know the price! around 300$ I'd say.
Q:CAn I have/live in/steal your room?
Q: do you have that that or that manga?
A: maybe read the list.
Q: I have more manga then you!
A: well good for you then.
*some questions stolen from wen-m cause I kinda get the sames...
WILL YOU DRAW MY FAVORITE OC KIMIMAKISHOWAHAMIJIMBOMWA AND HER KITSUNE FRIEND POPOPOPOPO!?
A: the answer is probably no. I sometimes open art trades or small gifts, but otherwise, I do comissions.
When did you start drawing?!
A: I got serious about it in 2002.
Do you do commissioned art?
A: yes, look the link on my journal! [link]
How much do commissions usually cost?
A: between 5$ and 100$
Can I color anything in your scraps?
A: surely. please give credit to prevent people from pointing you out as stealing or copying. =]
. Can I use your art for a banner on my site/avatar/signature/etc etc?
A: Certainly, if they are big enough please include credit. careko would be fine.
. I see your stolen art all over the internet! What should we do?!
A: I know. it really gets on my nerves, but most of the time I can't do a thing about it. *if I can, well, I report them.* the main point is: I hope they are not making profit out of it...
. Do you want to do a collab/art trade with meeee?!!?!?!?!!!!
A: only with friends
. Is there a limit to what you would and would not do for a commission?
A: ... no mecha please. I can do some anthro (but I'm not really good at it)
FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS!!!