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!F.A.Q.!

Fri Jan 3, 2014, 9:04 AM


So finally decided to make a FAQ, so here may be answers for your question, and read this before asking :3



:bulletblue: How long have you been drawing?
If the silly childish "drawing" included, then im drawing as long as I remember (all my life).

:bulletblue: How long does it take to do an artwork?
It depends on the artwork. I haven't noticed how mush time I spend drawing. For sketches i can take 10 mins - 1 hour. As for completed detailed works probably ~3 hours (and over).

:bulletblue: What medium do you use?
Since im traditional artist (and probably wont gonna be digital one ever XD), I usually use color pencils. For linearts use normal black biros, gell pen, markers (for different lines width). Also use watercolors (for full backgrounds mostly).

:bulletblue: How do you correct your scanned work?
I use Microsoft Office Picture Manager program to correct the colors of my scanned work. Heres the tutorial: 
Tutorial. How to correct your scanned work?Lately I've seen many tradiotnal artist here on DA, fighting with their scanners because of colour and quality of their scaned pieces.
This art tutorial will help you to edit/correct your art without need of downloading any new art programes and etc. I always use this for my works :) So hope this will be also hepfull for you guys  too :D
(just scroll down):
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I bet everyone have the programes of Microsoft Office in their computers. There are plently of tools there but we need only one for editing our work - Microsoft Office Picture Manager.
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When you scaned your piece, open it with this program. Theres a button 'Picture' in the top. Click it.
You can choose 2 ways to edit your work with:
[Bullet; Purple]1. 'Auto Correct' button (it automatically correct the piece, but i rarely use this one);
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 For adding my watermark I use Gimp (its a free program). Also use normal "paint"program xD

:bulletblue: Did you had any art education?
Yes i did, I've finished Marijampolė Art School. Heres a pic of graduation :3 Final work: The world is in our hands by Drerika (yes thats how i look like if you were wondering XD).

:bulletblue: How did you became such talented artist?
Easy: big wish and much of practise + enjoying = your goal
Must admit that the goal is actually all your life practise xD Since thats how artists works, when they make sth, they always see some ways they could have made it better, and then they try to reach "perfection" with each work XD.

:bulletblue: What inspires you?
Movies, songs, clouds, other artists' works, casual things...probably everything XD

:bulletblue: Why you love dragons so much?
Actually i like most of reptiles (not sure why, maybe of their scales or anatomy). I admired dinosaurs as well, and only then knew about dragons. I fell in love with those, cause from eraly days i had a big imagination and loved fantasy. Those beasts were perfect for me XD So i got onto dragon fandom and became kinda dragon artist.
And so, fantasy helps me to survive reality...

:bulletblue: What else you like to draw?
Im not into dragons only. In my gallery you can find many more works with real animals, anthros, humans and so on. actually, i can try to draw everything :3

:bulletblue: What else do you do despite drawing?
Drawing is my casual "preferance" of art. But I also make scuptures, figures of clay, do ceramics. Tried sewing, made relieves, scrappbook and many more.
Actually what I tried and didnt liked was knitting XD (t drives me crazy)

:bulletblue: Can I have art from you?
First off, check my art status on my profile what is currently open. I usually work for payment, since i try to make drawing as my job. Sorry, but mostly, requests are closed and gifts are for friends only. In art trades, i tend to have a partner, who has similiar art skills as i do, so the trade could be fair.
As for commissions, those are usually open, heres the info (prices, examples and so on) Commissions Info +examples. Starts at 3$CURRENT STATUS:

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take both PayPal and points.

:bulletblue: Do you have any characters?
I have many of those XD All art of them are here :icondrers-stuff-club:.

:bulletblue: Do you have a persona?
Yes of course. And even two: Izzy Scan0001 by Drerika and LukaRef sheet: Luka (finall) by Drerika

:bulletblue: Can I draw fanart of your characters?
Aboslutely! I really appreciate fanarts and so~ :3
Just dont forget credits c:.

:bulletblue: Can I use your works?
I dont think so. First of, copying, stealing or trasing isnt accepted for EVERYONE, so please be creative and do something by yourself. Second, if its a feature or else, with full CREDITS, then i may accept it.

:bulletblue: Do you have other accounts?
Im only on DeviantArt, and FurAffinity. No Facebooks, Myspaces, twitters or so, and do not ask me to make one. (Wondering about making account on Weasyl :3).

Bullet; Blue What is your favourite color?
Blue (indigo) :3 But i also like purple, emerald blue, violet.

:bulletblue: Can we be friends?
This goes only if we talk much and kindly and if i feel so.

:bulletblue: Do you have Skype?
Yes i do, i like to chat if i have free time, but i'll give my contact if i know you.


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:iconmooseltu:
MooseLTU Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neturi Snukiaknygės ( FB ) ir kitų nesąmonių... Tam tikra prasme tai taip žavu ir miela :D
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Drerika Jan 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow....tiesiog nesusilaikiau ir pratrūkau dėl tavo lietuvių kalbos vertimo XD (that was epic...srsly :'D)
tiesiog nematau reikalų turėt paskalų vietelių...todėl nė vieno iš tų ir neturiu, o labiau linkus būti ten kur visi buriasi su tam tikra prasme, na štai DA dėl kūrybos :3
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:iconmooseltu:
MooseLTU Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Visą internetą kaip ir realią visuomenę galima suskirstyti į kastas. Kadangi tu buržujinka, logiška jog gyveni DA ir niekada neužsuki į skurdžių FB kvartalus, kur gyvena baudžiauninkai, kolūkiečiai ir likusi prastuomenė...
 Na, o aš pats toks valkata, benamis, kuris valkiojasi iš vietos į vietą... :dummy:
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Drerika Jan 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Vaja vaja...nebūk toks valkata, griepk savo laimės žagrę už rankenų ir valei koncentruotis kažkur vienoje vietoje, lesik savo šaknis! XD aišku nesakau kad yra blogai nesėslumas ir sėklos sėjimas visur XD......>> prašau nieko negalvoti perdaug tiktai!!!!
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BananaIguana101 Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done FAQ !
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:icondrerika:
Drerika Jan 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ty :3
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:iconbananaiguana101:
BananaIguana101 Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome I espacially like the look of the journal skin!^^
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:icondrerika:
Drerika Jan 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
yeah theres many great journal skins :3
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:iconbananaiguana101:
BananaIguana101 Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can only imagine!:3
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