the answers to your burning questions.

When did you start drawing seriously?

I’ve really, really, been drawing all of my memorable life. I think the earliest pictures date back to when I was 2 years old. Ever since I was in preschool, people told me that I was really good and should become an artist when I grew up, so I guess I took that pretty seriously, because drawing is the only thing anyone’s complimented me on. Since I was a kid, I’ve always been creating stories, designing characters, and making stickers out of clear tape (that sounds so ghetto, but I used to be so fascinated by making stickers). I guess you can say I’ve been aiming to become an artist all my life.

What are your tools of trade?

Digitally, I go back and forth between Photoshop and Sai. Photoshop 7 is my baby (I’m an old school kid), but my old computer wiped out and I don’t have the disk for it anymore, so I’m stuck with Photoshop CS2 now. With traditional media, I draw with assorted 0.5 Japanese mechanical pencils, Sakura Micron, and Copic markers.

How do you make your stickers?

For traditional stickers, I have a (actually I have three) Xyron sticker machine. For digital art stickers, I print them at home on sticker paper. I’ve tried at least eight different brands. If you have time to buy them online, I suggest LD Products pack of 100 glossy or Wausau pack of 30 matte. If you’re in a rush, Fry’s Electronics (west coast) sells Merax glossy sticker paper, and Staples sells matte paper.

In the future when I have the money, I’d love to get them professionally printed. I’ve looked into it, but I’m afraid that at this point, I wouldn’t be able to break even.

Are you selling your stickers?

Yes I am! See the question below.

How can I buy your stickers?

I sell at conventions. To see which conventions I am going to this season, check out my convention list below. I will update it periodically. If there is a convention you would like to see me at, send me a suggestion!

I also sell through my online store.

What kind of tablet do you use?

I currently use a Wacom Intuos 5 in a size medium. It’s name is Geneviere. Gene for short.

Which conventions are you going to in 2014?

I will be going to:
  • Anime on Display
  • Kraken Con
  • Anime Central
  • Fanime
  • A-kon
  • AnimeExpo
  • Otakon
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