Figured I'd nip this little issue in the bud.. might save me some time answering notes/e-mails. Birthday:
December 17thPlace of birth:
Anything spicy or grilled.Pet:
Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett. Pretty much anything by Pratchett.Music:
Big booming epic orchestra like in movie soundtracks or a la Advent Children. And classic rock.Undergarments:
I don't have one.How did you learn to draw?
I started by drawing video game characters when they had illustrated pictures in video game manuals. I moved on to emulating Saturday morning cartoons, then got into manga around seventh grade with Ranma 1/2
by Rumiko Takahashi. I never took a drawing course until college, at University of the Arts, PA. Do you have any tips? How do you grayscale? How do you draw?
I never have answers for this. I don't know what constitutes as a 'tip' for something I don't consider myself a leading authority on. Also, I don't believe any amount of text will ever steer you in the right direction so much as just putting pencil (or whatever your chosen medium is) to paper. And doing it many, many, many, many times.
Are you taking commissions?
If I was it'd be on my Deviantart page. Presently, no, I'm not.Can you review my (art, fanfiction, plotline, concept, etc.)?
I really can't. Nothing personal.Where did the idea for Everafter come from?
A school project a few years ago. We had to design a series of stamps based on one central theme. I picked fairytale villains. Originally the stamps had 'aftermath' pictures of the Big Bad Wolf, The Witch, and Rumplestiltskin. I started doodling generic big eyed children that they were terrorizing all around the margins. I thought the big eyed kids were cute and even creepier than the villains, so I started designing the protagonists into the stamps. Eventually it became all about them, and what happened to them after the story had finished. Then I decided it'd be appropriate for all this info to be on some sort of asylum log sheet. The rest just kind of blew up from there.What series do you draw and where can I find them on the internet?
The only sites I have right now are endling.deviantart.com and ea.snafu-comics.com. You will find Everafter updated every Saturday (provided it is not during a hiatus period) at Snafu, and at Deviantart a little later, because I usually paste two pages together to release them there.
My other series are: Living in Sin, Endrealm, Tarna, The Calling Grounds,
and City of Jaoh
. None of them are currently available for viewing, aside from occasional bits of art from Living in Sin
at my Deviantart gallery.
These are all in various states of production, but I don't see any going public for a good while, at least until Everafter is chugging along at a steady clip.What series is ______ from?
Everafter - Little Red, Hansel + Gretel, Tom (Thumb), Jack, Miss Muffet, Chairman Dumpty, Dr. Crooked, Rosie, Posie, Big Bad, Sprat, Iggy Piggie, Goldilocks.
Living in Sin - Seth, Jacob, Envy, Lust, Gluttony, Avarice (Greed), Sloth, Wrath, Pride, Ms. Gregory.
Endrealm - Chirrel, Wretch, Flea, Edda, Lili, J, Lou, Spew, Lorn, Sariel.
Tarna - Rain, Dias.
The Calling Grounds - Cowen, Kalen, Ru, Kris, Nicha, Mina.
All characters w/o a story: Ethel, Silas, Clockwork Bunny, Evan & Mel.What is S13?
S13 is shorthand for Seven13, a role playing game engine I did the interior artwork for. This is their site: [url]brokendollstudios.com[/url]What kind of music do you like?
It depends on what I'm making. I listen to a lot of orchestra. Film scores, game music, 80's rock is my guilty pleasure. Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty, The Beatles.. I like pretty much anything aside from rap and country. Though I don't include Gorillaz as a rap group, I very much enjoy those guys.
Matter of fact most of my creations tend to have theme music attached to them because of what I was listening to when creating them. Overture
by Hanzel Und Gretyl and Counting Bodies Like Sheep
by A Perfect Circle inspired Everafter, the former of which would be a fantastic intro theme. Battle of the Heroes
from Star Wars III would also be fitting.
I don't know the name of the song, but the intro theme music to Max Payne 2 is the perfect Little Red theme. (When she's not berserk.) Bottle Rocket
by The Go Team and SupaSaturation
by Dizzy X is a big influence on Living in Sin.Do you have any tutorials?
No, and I don't know if I'll ever get to making one. There are a ton of great ones on Deviantart, I learned a lot from each, I'd suggest looking some up. Not hard to find.Are you and Bleedman friends? Is Everafter based on his drawings of Little Red Riding Hood and Miss Muffet?
Er. We've spoken all of once or twice, and that was through notes on DA. So no, not really. And no, those drawings of his were fanarts of Everafter, which I created myself, thankew.Who is your favorite character to draw? Least favorite?
Lately? Probably Rosie and Posie. I love their triangle shape, big 'ol heads and sloping shoulders with giant arms. Heh. Tom Thumb is a lot of fun to stretch and shape and angle. And Iggy is fun because he's simple. And I can play with his expressions a lot more than I can with the others. (Red is a fussbucket so there's not much range to her, hah.)
Least favorite.. uh. Mr. Boots is difficult to get to look right. And Gretel has an ungodly amount of detailing in her dress, making her a pain.
I'll add more as I recall them.