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From Project Mekanizer, Which is your favorite character? 

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Sup guys and girls!

First of all, I want to apologize for not responding to you guys. I get piles of comments and notes on this account. 
I know I've been getting many questions via PM and notes on DA and Facebook, but I haven't been able to answer them all. I do read them so keep commenting and sending notes!
I would like to have the opportunity for all to ask me common questions about me or anything art and game related here. I'll look through the comments and update this Journal Entry with new Q&A.
Only request is that you ask some relevant questions and not something too personal and inappropriate. 

With that said, ask away!

1. What type of Program do you use? What tablet do you use?
  • I use Adobe Photoshop CS5. I have tried couple other programs like SAI, Alias Sketchbook Pro, and Painter X, but photoshop has all the tools I need to create art.
  • I have Wacom Intuos 5 and Wacome Cintiq 22UX mounted on ergotron arm. 
2. How long does it take to complete a piece?
  • It really depends on what I'm working on, complexity of the piece, what style I'm going for, etc. 
  • For a simple sketch and drawing that I've been doing, they take about couple of hours to a day. 
  • For a full on rendering painting, I spend like 5 to 8 hours a day total of 1 to 3 weeks depending on the complexity of the piece. 
  • On personal project, I take my time and try to have fun rather than race myself to a deadline. 
  • At Riot, we do have deadlines but producers are very generous about giving us more time if needed especially when there are necessary changes that needs to be made towards the end. But I usually hit the deadlines :D
3. Did you go to school for art?
  • I did! I went to Art Center College of Design for 3 years. I almost graduated but I decided to leave and get an early start in the industry. That's when I got hired at Riot Games. 
4. How did you learn about concept art and character design? Have you had a course or did you study it yourself? 
  • Both! at first I was mostly self taught. I grew up in Arizona state, where there's absolutely no decent art programs in schools. I studied Computer Science Engineering for first semester then I went undecided for another semester because of how much I hated programming and I wasn't sure what to do with my life. Then I discovered Industrial Design, closest profession to concept art for games and movies available to me at the time. I wasn't very passionate about it, so I struggled through it for 3 years, doing fantasy art and doodles on the side. Then I heard students talking about Art Center College of Design which is highly respected school in NA for industrial design and I guess they're one of the first to provide concept art degree. So I took a year to prepare my application and portfolio. Art Center gave me a lot of knowledge about art and connections in the industry. 
  • The course at Art Center have been useful. I still think about it til this day! Anatomy, Shape Language, Silhouette, Color Theory, etc.
5. have you ever thought about making any tutorials on how you digitally paint? if there is one that already exists, can you provide links or resources? thank you!
  • I'm working on some tutorial video or timelapse video with commentary. There will be one from CGMW.com and my Gumroad page. Please check back in a month or two!

Thanks for the questions more Answers coming up!

 

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:iconharmfulbear:
HarmfulBear Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
More then good works!Inekoitplz 
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:iconflower-of-darkness:
flower-of-darkness Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so talented!!!!!!! your work is sooo awesome!
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:iconjawripper:
JawRipper Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work you have here!
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Dzafa Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Do you make tutorials or videos ? someone pls reply. :)
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thewanderingguy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome drawings,mate.
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:icondrawmokie:
drawmokie Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Artist
draw mokie
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CreativeartboyArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing works!! :D
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kamarisama Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Your galery is amazing...
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:iconcruel94:
Cruel94 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome to :iconnever-ending-art: 

I hope that you will share some of your awesome stuff with our group :)
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Iceprince887 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
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your artwork seems to have been stolen
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meatmaiden Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Any tips for someone building a portfolio to apply to Art Center? C:

I'm most likely going to major in illustration, though, not their concept design course.
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:iconcestarian:
Cestarian Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you have any speedpaint or time lapse videos I could watch to see your workflow?
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Altair-Ezio Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Hi you arts are wonderful so I subscribe (Watch) :D

Hope one day you will make "Erza Scarlet" ;P
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theArt14bro Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Dude! You've got some nice art! 0_0
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Snipes-san Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Do you have any recomendations book wise for students learning art? Random i know XD

1 book is fine as is a list lol
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LJEKC Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014

Welcome to Fantasy-NPC :)

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:iconricaducell:
Ricaducell Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Holy S**t, you have such awesome style!!
:)
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:iconclauhatena:
Clauhatena Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student
I do really love your artstyle. You should draw Cammy from Street Fighter
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ocelotss Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You are one my utter inspirations for becoming a concept artist. Your designs are so clean and well thought out, I like to compare my progress to your art work. You have also designed all of my favorite league champions, and that's just. Wow. Please keep gracing us with your beautiful work!
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GainingExp Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  New member
hello there ! you are an amazing artist and i know i am really shitty at drawing, but i wanted to know if you would be interested in doing an art trade with me.. c:

please check out my gallery to see if i am worthy ;u;
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ChefDigBick Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I must repeat, we haven't gotten off to a good start but I wonder if you could be interested in letting me play league with you some time? That would be awesome. :)
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ChefDigBick Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You are beautiful, you are swell--Oh my, did I say that stupid word--swell?

Haha, oh my I'm quite stupid.

Don't worry, I don't plan to bother you for long, mon amie.

But please tell me why it is that you like to draw this huge monstrous tits on these girls. :) they must love them a lot, don't you think you little bitch? Yeah, I thought so.
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joiski Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What?
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ChefDigBick Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You don't really get it, do you?
It's that I love her, no doubt.
I just wonder why she loves huge tits.

It must be because I'm bisexual. :)

It's that I'm gay. :I
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joiski Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all the artist is a man so not "she".
Secondly, I think he does, because he finds it attractive. No other reason.

But what I wrote "what" to, was your weird comment: "they must love them a lot, don't you think you little bitch? Yeah, I thought so." Don't you think it's a little inappropriate to call someone you never met a bitch for drawing large breasts? Even though you are bisexual and gay? And also the general randomness of your comment...
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