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From Project Mekanizer, Which is your favorite character? 

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3,050 deviants said Venessa Mekanizer by Zeronis Venessa
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2,430 deviants said Lilly Mekanizer by Zeronis Lilly
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2,209 deviants said Violette Mekanizer by Zeronis Violette
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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:iconmysticshot:
MysticShot Featured By Owner 18 hours ago
Would you ever do concept art for the default Ezreal skin?
I'm just a massive fangirl, that's all.
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VonMacabre Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
This is totally random, but I've come to the realization that a number of your characters have a similar face that actually have a striking resemblance to my lady friend (I've drawn her a few times in my own gallery but I'm not sure if the resemblance will really show through my art as well as it would in photos).
 I love it though. Couldn't help but add you to my watch. :)
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Cherrycake4 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello Zeronis! :)

I'm a big fan of your art and your headhunter cait concept is amazing! (Love that skin)

I recently acquired 997 wins on league and I was hoping if you would want to join me for my 1000th win? That would be awesome if you do as you're my favourite artist at Riot :P

Hope to hear from you!
~Gummy(NA)
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:iconbeanymines:
Beanymines Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zeronis! I love your art!
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:iconsyd-draws:
syd-draws Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your artwork. Can't wait to see more. :+devwatch:
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:iconharmfulbear:
HarmfulBear Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
More then good works!Inekoitplz 
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:iconflower-of-darkness:
flower-of-darkness Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so talented!!!!!!! your work is sooo awesome!
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:iconjawripper:
JawRipper Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work you have here!
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:icondzafa:
Dzafa Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Do you make tutorials or videos ? someone pls reply. :)
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:iconthewanderingguy:
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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:iconcreativeartboyart:
CreativeartboyArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing works!! :D
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:iconkamarisama:
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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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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Galagya Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Just a hint, books don't help as much as practice. Though keep in mind, you have to be born an artist, & if you're not you can't really change that. But I don't know you or know if you are either way of course, lol. Just a few words of advice. Good luck!
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Snipes-san Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
yes ty for the tips though i can name a few artist that wernt born artist (i assume born means drew as soon as they could pick up a pencil) but became/focused on art in there late teens to early adult hood. Practice is the biggest step and motivation and passion close behind. I just enjoy hearing what some artist say about books that helped them in their early years of art.
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LJEKC Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014

Welcome to Fantasy-NPC :)

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Ricaducell Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Holy S**t, you have such awesome style!!
:)
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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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