FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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What is demiure.com going to be used for?
I have plans to host a shop, take commissions, and keep personal information and images here. I will also offer tutorials, articles, and discuss topics here. It will be a catch all, a complete collector's edition.
What do you use to create traditonal works?
I use a diverse range of materials. A standard mechanical pencil for sketching, micron pens for inking, white gel pen for accents or details. For coloring, I use whatever it takes to get the job done; copic markers, prismacolor colored pencils, oil paints, sharpie oil paint pens, and watercolors, to name a few!
What do you use for digital art?
Again, it is very ranged! My recent favorite has been my iPad Pro + Pencil with Clip Studio Paint or Medibang Pro. But I also use a Wacom Cintiq, paired with my iMac or Asus laptop, to create in Photoshop and SAI.
What is your favorite art program and why?
The main three I use are Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, and SAI. I like them all equally for different reasons and different jobs. Photoshop is great for brushes, really refined work, and animating. SAI is awesome for painting, especially vibrant illustrations, as I think some of their brushes are unparalleled and the look of work created in SAI always feels unique. CSP is what I like to call the balance between the two; it has the feel of SAI but the technical availability of Photoshop. When it comes down to it, it's really your own personal preference, as the main three are all wonderful to use.
How did you teach yourself to draw?
The majority of my learning through the years has been done with real life references of animals and people. Though everyone learns differently, I find that realistic photos help me understand shapes and proper anatomy. For beginners, it can even be helpful to trace free stock photos of wildlife, nature, and people to help build muscle memory. I also recommend the book Steal Like An Artist.
What inspires you the most?
Nature and nature documentaries for sure! They're the biggest contributors to my art. Following closely behind: fellow artists. Not just those who also draw and paint, but music artists, make up artists, literally all kinds.