About Me FAQ

 

What tools do you use?

I use Wacom Bamboo, Asus laptop intel core 2 Duo (old one), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Paint Tool SAI, Autodesk Maya, Sketchpad, pens and graphite pencils.

[edit April 2015] Yes, I still use Wacom bamboo, but now I have Macbook Pro with Retina Display. 🙂

How long does it take you to draw something?

For a very detailed traditional drawing full page, I can usually finish them all in 2-4 hours. It really depends on the mood. Hehe

For digital arts, 5-6 hours.

When did you start drawing?

Eversince I could remember. Hehe. When I was young, I like drawing already. I even make paper toys. But I didn’t thought I’m really gonna love it for the rest of mylife. It was just for fun, and I even forgot about it when I became college and got a job. Later, I got too bored and didn’t know what to do. At the age of 19, I tried to draw and I still love it, it’s very fullfilling. So I decided to pursue it, and start all over again by going to Arts School. I practice and practice, until now.

How did you learn to draw?

Maybe through observations and imagination, and experience. How I see people move, where the lights of normal days go, then transfer them all in my imagination to make an artwork. After years of drawing, it developed into my own style. But still, I watched many artworks by other artists, and get inspired by them.

What is your status as an artist? Professional, student? Where?

I am a student, in Cebu. After graduating, I want to be a full time professional artist in Hollywood doing animated movies. I really want to make children’s books and movies, because they’re fun, cute and colorful.

What are your influences?

Uhhh, most of the artists I’ve featured here on my site basically.

Inspirational People in my art career

Great Art techniques you need to know

What is your process in making a digital art?

Well, it’s simple really. First, draw what I have in mind in a sketchpad, using pencil or ink. Then, scan or take a picture of the drawing, and make linearts with SAI or Illustrator for a clean artwork.

After the lines, which is soooo boring to do, hehe, cuz it sometimes takes me 2 hours to finish, I will color the artwork using photoshop or SAI. Either of the three softwares make good artwork. That’s all.

Do you have tutorials?

I do actually, but I’ve stopped recently. I sometimes make tutorials here, step by step in a blog. I have a category here for that too: Tutorials

But for video tutorials, it will take me a long time to make one because uploading process is slow. But I’ll make sure to make video tutorials someday!

Do you do commissions?

Yes I do! But sometimes the schedule is a problem, so make sure to message me first.

I accept custom design for prints that will be posted on the products available, or make it specially for you. Just contact me for details. The process will be commission through oDesk or eLance as hourly contract, then once you’re satisfied with the design, we can use my print on demand services.

Yeah, I know, this will be a little expensive. Hehe, but when I do make a paid artwork, I give all the best of me to make my clients satisfied. You can check my testimonials page for client feedbacks :)

Do you do requests or trades?

For now, no. 🙂 Schedule is really hectic. Most of my time are spent on studying, and experimenting because, as I said, I’m starting all over again. Maybe if we are really close, I could do that.

Can I share your drawing on social media?

Yes, you can. But please make sure to credit me as the artist. :) I would also appreciate if you let me know, but you don’t have to.

Just make sure to check if the drawing is for sale or not. Most of my new drawings are for sale. All photos under “artworks” and “photography” categories are for sale.

Where can I buy your prints?

I have so many shops throughout the internet. To get the full list, please see this page: http://bemmygail.com/shops/

Do you answer all of your comments and notes?

Yes, as much as I can!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Eva

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    I’m looking to illustrate a children’s book that I’m writing. Could you please give some detailed information of license, credits, etc? Thank you.

  2. Reply

    Hi Eva,

    Thanks for your question. Sure, I’d be more than happy to give more details about the license. If you purchase my service with commercial-ready rights, it means that you can sell or post the final product anywhere you want, I don’t have to know about it, how much you earn etc., the only thing you just have to make sure is that the credit of the final product, or who made it, and acknowledgement, will be to my name, but all the income is yours.

    I can also give you a signed digital contract from docracy.com/ as a work for hire illustrator.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have further questions!

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