|| So here are yours frequently asked questions. Q: What software do you use for your work?
A: The only program I use is Adobe Photoshop, currently version CS6. It was the first program I ever got for myself, if I remember correctly, and I got used to It so much I had no need for any other program since. Currently I use it for both animating and drawing, and it serves me well. As for the tablet I use, it's Wacom Intuos that parents got me about two years ago. My baby! Always on my desk.
___ Q: How long does it take to make those animations of yours? How many frames per second?
A: Everything depends on how complicated the animation is, how many elements move, if it's on loop or not, also on my mood. When I'm in mood I can animate about... *gasp* 3 seconds per day! Speed of light, eh? One second takes about 14-15 frames. There are few days every month when moon is full though. Then, and only then, I'm able to make even 4 seconds a day. Creepy.
___ Q: How did you learn to animate? Who taught you? Did you attend some animation classes?
A: I've made some bloody sacrifices asking Satan for these mythical skills, sold my soul, didn't sleep for seven days and one night it just happened... I made an animation.
That's the official version. The truth is I'm a self taught. Ever since I was a little girl I was in love with animated movies. Cartoon Network was scary though. Disney's animations had some kind of life in them that cartoons lacked. I would often stop the movie and laugh at random frames with characters making weird faces, that I didn't notice while watching the movie. So I guess you can say that Disney inspired me greatly. I never watched any 'how to animate' videos though. Tried to redraw some of the movements I saw in Disney's movies, observed a lot. Once I made my first animation I was so proud of myself I began to practice it agressively. Every next animation was teaching me something new. I'm watching mistakes I've made and I'm always trying to fix them in next projects. It's important to observe the world around, it gives you some idea about how things move and what you do wrong.
In the end you get something that moves and it feels like magic... Like it's ALIVE!
___ Q: Are you working for Disney already? Or any other animating company?
A: Nope, not yet I really hope to get hired by some animating company in the future. Animating makes me happy, and if I could make money by being happy it would be like the best thing in the world.
Q: Are you planning on making an animated movie/writing a book, making a graphic novel featuring your characters?
A: Yes, I do. Eriu is the only character of mine I love and hate enough to actually write her story down. We'll see what will come to life first. The book or the graphic novel. I need to decide yet. Movie will have to wait 'till I earn some money, buy myself a house and an animating desk.
Q: Can I roleplay with you?
A: As long as your character is well developed, you don't do OOC drama, you're capable of great plot twists and you're patient enough to wait some time for my replies, yes. I have no time lately to make Eriu threaten random people. Need to pass some exams first, get a job... Start a life, you might say.
Q: Do you do commissions/art trades/requests?
A: Commissions: yes (check the commission status), art trades: with my friends only, requests: nope, unless you want to see more of my own characters.
Q: Is there any chance you will make some tutorials for your followers?
A: If I was patient enough to explain everything, I would have done some tutorials long ago. But I'm not. All I can provide are links to tutorials I find online that you would be able to find as well if you only typed the phrase in Google. I'm lazey!
______________________________________ So that's it. If you want to know something more, just leave a comment.