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Due to the amount of PMs I receive that usually contain the same questions, I think it'd be a good idea for me to open up a personal thread that answers the most common questions I receive, so people don't have to go through the effort of PMing me questions about things easily answered, and I'll get some peace of mind as well, haha.

...Plus, sometimes people send me pretty rude stuff, and I'd like to avoid that with this as well. Hopefully!

 

I'll post a link to this in my signature. Feel free to ask me any additional questions as well if you like. Bear in mind that I'm not a very interesting person though :þ I'll post out the most common questions + answers in a bit.

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I merged this one with frequently asked questions from other places. All those that are relevant to this forum posted here. This is a FAQ, meaning that all the questions answered have been asked a couple or more times. :) 
 
Art:
 
Q: What is your art setup?
A: A Yiynova MVP22U+RH and Photoshop CC 2015 with the Lazy Nezumi Pro plugin.
 
Q: Can you critique/redline my drawing?
A: I stopped offering this on here due to the fact that too many people think that 'critique' is short for 'please praise me', so it's not worth my time at the moment. Sorry!
If you're serious about your artwork and want to, you can @mention me on the SoD Discord for critique sessions and whatnot :)
 
Q: I found a mistake in your work, can I redline/crit?
A: Always. PM me.
 
Q: Will you draw me a thing?
A: If I have a thread up and there's a slot open for you. I don't just accept requests at random for no compesation, sorry! I can be very busy.
 
Q: Can I request polished work?
A:  For compensation, yes. PM me for commission info.
 
Q: Can we do an art trade?
A: I might be up for those at times! Please keep in mind that I won't do art trades with just anyone. I like to be rewarded for my effort (and so should you!) so I only accept trades with people with a skill level similar to mine. Otherwise, try commissioning me (I'd appreciate your patronage) Hope you understand!
 
Q: Can you teach me how to do edits?
A: Post-editing like lighting, palette swaps and colour effects, sure! Edits as in 'turning character A into character B' I'll never teach anyone as I don't want to encourage plagiarism.  Sorry!
 
Q: Can I use your work for edits or otherwise trace/redraw it?
A: No.
 
Q: I am afraid that you forgot about an art request I made!
A: I have bad memory, so if you send me a reminder I'd appreciate it!
 
Q: I have seen you deny people for art requests/critiques/anything, why?
A: I could refuse people for all kinds of reasons, but the ungrateful, notorious art thieves and people I generally think are horrible are people I wouldn't want to waste my efforts on.
 
Q: I found an art thief! What do I do?
A: PM them (unless there's a fitting thread) with a takedown request or try to sort it with them; if they make a problem out of it or keep stealing, call them out publically. It's an art thief's choice to steal and if they insist on doing so, they should feel the consequences of their actions. They're aware of the consequences: Being shunned publically and actually never becoming a decent artist. It's up to them if they want to live like that, huh.
 
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Q: Where else can I find you?
A: Tumblr (Hagelslag) and some various other places... hf
 
Q: Where are you from?
A: I'm Dutch and I live in the Netherlands.
 
Q: Do you go to school or do you have a job?
A: I'm a computer technician! I do some freelance game design and art/asset jobs too. I also do some tattooing on the side during the cold months.
 
Q: Who is Peepo?
A: He is the king.
 
Q: Is Beasty looking for a mate?
A: nah, he cool. he likes friends, though!
 
Q: Why does your typing style keep switching between perfectly coherent and nearly illiterate so often?
A: I flip a coin sometimes. the coin of caring.
 
Q: Do you have IM?
A: You can ask me for my Discord via PM.
 
Q: Why are you ignoring my PM(s)?
A: Because your question was either already asked (hence this FAQ! The questions aint random) or your PM might have been lost in traffic somehow. You can always resend your PMs or get me to check whether they're not buried somewhere.
 
Q: Do you want to roleplay with me?
A: I mostly play tabletop, but you can always ask! However I do not roleplay with minors because it's really uncomfortable. Hope you understand!
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Tracking :) I do have a

Tracking :)

I do have a question though...

How did you come up with your username? I've always wondered that... :P

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The name Neo is usually taken. :þ

Varku is just a stupid weeb version of vark, which is short for aardvark as well as a stupid species name I made up for the mandatory fursona I have but never use haha.

 

 

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subject? lol nope

Ohhh, okay! Thanks for telling me, I like knowing the origins of people's usernames :P

And that aardvark is too cute! I may or may not have squee'd when I saw it...

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Tracking! :)

How do I get my lines to look like this? They don't fade out even when I use the smoothing tool. :(

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I'm not too knowledgable about SAI, sorry!

Do you use a drawing tablet? It might be worth messing with those settings, as well as check the brush settings in SAI for something among the lines of 'pressure sensitivity' and mess with those checkboxes and settings a bit.

 

If you don't have a tablet, you won't be able to do lines like those easily, but they can be 'faked' with some tweaks. Though I've got to say that adding weight to your lines is probably faster than that.

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Hi! :)

Yeah I'm on a pc. No tablet because I'm not bold enough to ask my parents since I technically already have an Ipad mini. So anyways how can it be faked?

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You won't ever get pressure sensitivity without a tablet :P No wonder it doesn't work!

 

You can probably set the size by messing with size jitter settings. (Oe w/e it's called in SAI.) You can cause strokes to begin thick and become thinner during a stroke. Though this is a super time consuming process as you can't fully control the fading without a tablet. You're better off adding weight to your lines with the mouse so you can actually control which lines are thicker than others.

 

Personally I find it easier to use the pen/path tool for lines if I don't happen to have a tablet. It makes my llines look smoother as I'm pretty bad with the mouse.

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Hi! :)

I will definitely add weight. Thanks for the tip! :)

Yes mouse isn't easy, but I've been doing it for awhile and SAI helps me out. I've gotten pretty good at it.

 

Exhibit A

Though hair is a nusance to draw as well as face shapes to make my vikings more original looking. :)

 

 

 

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That's pretty impressive for mouse work! I couldn't draw with the mouse to save my life. I'm pretty much useless without my tablet, unless I can trace a sketch.

 

Hair and facial features are pretty annoying to draw, yeah. What works for me is to work on a big canvas and use most to all of it. That way I'll have more room to place strokes, plus, the gap between brush sizes seems MUCH smaller, than say, when you compare an 1 px and 2 px brush.

 

 

Here's part of a WIP on a 2128x3450 canvas. (which is small compared to a lot of stuff I do.)

It's pretty messy., right? But at least I have room for my brush strokes. There's so much more room for detail on a bigger canvas, allowing for more play with colours, too.

Plus (a good plus for ME) is that I can mistakes. I mean look at that mess! Everything bleeds and the lines are crude. Is that CHALK on her skin? Who knows. I don't and neither do my shaky rheumatic hands.

 

But when I zoom out to 33%...

 

 

Well, that doesn't look so bad anymore apart from the yet-to-be-fixed anatomy mishaps. Most of the mistakes appear to have disappeared! It actually looks like it's pretty smooth, whereas I know the truth. The filthy, filthy truth.

 

A downside to a bigger canvas is that it's harder on your hardware though. My PC tends to have some hiccups at times depending on how many colours I plaster everywhere. It's a pretty good PC I built for art and games. Yikes.

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Hi! :)

Wow that's really good! I'm currently taking a break from my Egg Biter project request and doing a fun painting of my new favorite dragon, the night terror.

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I updated the thing with a few questions people have asked me among other things. I thought it'd be useful to share these as well.

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I used multiple layers to finish up this, doesn't seem like I did a lot, though.

I finished it with a Wacom tablet which I bought few days ago. I kinda can't draw straight lines these days because I broke my right hand haha. So it was hard to do it with my left one, at least I did a thing. Oh well, I forgot the details on the neck. I did blur a little at some parts, like it's going to get darker. I did the exact same with the sky, underbelly, the mouth, eyes and the reflection on the scales

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Pretty impressive if you are just getting used to your tablet! My first actual drawing with a tablet was a complete disaster. I might still have it somewhere, but it's probably not worth showing anyone haha...for everyone's sake.

It's also very impressive if you did it woth your non dominant hand? I'd never be able to pull it off. I'd also get super confused as my left is on my keyboard all the time so I'd grow crazy having to switch from my keyboard to my tablet all the time ;_; Plus my coordination is a bad.

 

I'd watch out with the blurs. It can become too much very quickly, especially if there's no reason to! The best way to blend in my opinion, is to use the eyedropper tool a lot, and blend colours a lot by using the brush. That way I'll get a smooth, blended surface, but it doesn't have the blown-out effect to it that the blur tool is so famour for.

Though blur can be amazing for difficult-to-blend things and depth, try keeping it separate from your colouring.

 

The eye, for instance, kind of fades into the rest of the face without any apparent borders. I'd definitely lay off the blur there and make it more crisp looking. The colour of the eye differs so much from the head, and blurring it doesn't make it seem very glowy, but more fade-y.

If you want a glow effect without touching too much of the base...

 

I'd colour the eye as normal....

 

 

But for a simple glow, instead of making both the eye and its glow 'one thing', I'd keep them separate. This way you'll still be able to see the detail in the eye, as well as a great glow, and you can choose how hard the glow is, too, if you're not happy with it in the end.

 

I slap on some colours in a new layer. (darker towards pupil, because it probably glows less hard. 

It doesn't have to be perfect. It can be a lil' mess. It doesn' matter as long as the part you want to glow is roughly covered. And too much can really be too much. It takes some trial and error though.

 

 

Now, I don't know about the software you're using, but try to find a filter. (in PS: Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur). The gaussian blur filter is amazing because it gives the same % of blur on everything on the same layer.

The window that pops up has a slider and it'll allow you to preview the blur before you click okay.

Instead of gaussian blur, you can always choose to blur something yourself. You'll have more freedom, but the blur won't be as even and smooth.

 

 

Oh yikes, that's a bit too opaque. It covers way too much of the eye. It looks more than a stain than a blur. It's too harsh.

 

 

But then layer styles come to play. I used Hard Light for this one. I usually know which style I'm going to use, but sometimes I just scroll through to see how it looks... Just in case I find something better. (In this case too, I opted for 'screen' but found that 'hard light' looks better)

See how the glow doesn't completely make the lineart disappear?

 

And if you're not happy with the glow, you can always change the opacity of the layer (to the right of the circled part). Or you could just add another blur layer! Sometimes an effect is hard to achieve with just one filter/layer style no matter how hard you try.

 

 

I copied the glow layer, blurred it a bit more, changed its style and opacity (100% was WAY overkill) and now it looks pretty glowy, while you preserve the details in the eye without having the blur become intrusive in any way.

(You can easily copy a layer by dragging it onto the 'new layer' button)

 

And then you can just go all 'Oh sod it' and

 

 

Just... lock the layers, get a big ol' soft airbrush and change the colour of the glow without worrying about anything else. 

The lil' part to the right is a copy of the glow layers on a white background. Doing this may definitely be overkill though, and in this case I used colours like yellow, which makes little sense at this point, but it's a fun example of what you can do when you keep your blurs separate from the rest.

 

 

This one is a bit old, and definitely unfinished, but a good example, I guess! Can you see how the glows and blurs don't interrupt the rest of the flame while it still appears to be glowing brightly? It's definitely a good idea to keep stuff separate if you use lineart. There's exceptions, but I usually try not to interrupt my lines, no matter how much I blur.

Without lineart- that's a whole different story.

 

For the rest, don't forget about the white/uncoloured pixels! They can be really distracting but can easily be fixed! I had a hard time with them in the beginning, but then I just learnt to paint over stuff. Just create a layer on top, and go over the white pixels with a neighbouring colour, like black! No need for backtracking through layers. Just fix it once you're finished with the rest of the drawing. I always used to fix things while working on them, and it's super time-consuming and NOT fun to constantly switch between layers and find out which one's the culprit. Nowadays I just do the minor edits afterwards on a single layer :þ

 

 

Here I went over the white pixels with black for the snout, as well as the purple/blue background colour. Super simple, yet effective! There's no cheating in digital art ;) 

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I'll do what you said there. SAI is yet too bad for me to make good eyes, I will use Photoshop on my next drawings ;)

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SAI is pretty nice. It's meant for drawing, whereas Photoshop really is not. The downside to SAI is that is lacks a lot of documentation, but that's all as far as I know.

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Photoshop is most used to edit pictures, like, to make others believe a monster is real etc. But some people used Photoshop for drawing, so I don't mind.

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Yeah it's pretty viable for drawing. Just not as good as programs specifically made for such purposes. The rendering tends to be a bit... artificial, but that can easily be fixed by some editing afterwards.

 

I'd say try it out, see if it works for you. The ease of use is a bit lower, but you'll have an entire army of filters and other cool nonsense available once you get the hang of it.

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Sure why not. I am probably buying the full version if interested.

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Phew! If you can opt for that, do it. 

I just kind of buy licences on-and-off depending on whether I use it professionally or not. The prices are completely outrageous lmao

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Nothing compared to when bying Camtasia which costs around 300 dollers. Or was it 800? Wait, I can't remember haha.

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Photoshop is about €300 a year iirc haha

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That's insane for a price lmao

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Exactly. Hence the fact that I only buy/receive licences for work stuff. I can't afford the software on a normal daily basis.

Photoshop CS2 is free though, however, as long as you're not making any money off of your work.

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Oh. I'd rather stick with SAI or CSP.

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... you can get it for $10 a

... you can get it for $10 a month, actually.

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A professional licence? Can you link it? Because I'm interested.

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I updated the thing w/ some clarifications and stuff, among some question things.

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May I ask about your current profile pic? Are those cucumbers? Or pickles?? Whoever it is seems so happy to be surrounded by flying pickles??? I'm confused...

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He is the pickle and Amsterdam onion man. He's the sole ruling deity of the vinegar plane.

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Ahhhhhh okay!

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Some updates on edits and whatnot. Is it because of Peepo? I can't believe it.

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I added some stuff regarding editing and tracing. Unfortunately!

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I have given this thread a well-deserved update and removed a lot of things that are no longer relevant.

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Tracking =)

Yay, ben niet de enige Nederlander hier XD

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An awesome drawing and edit by the legendary Vanilia Viking =D

 

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We zijn overal. Wachtend... Als de kazen rollen, dan zullen wij er zijn.

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Haha idd XD

Is de Engelse stem van Morrie (Ruffnut) door een Nederlander gesproken? Andree Vermeulen lijkt mij een Nederlandse naam.

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Misschien net zo Nederlands als Carice v Houten en Ruther Hauer? :D

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I can actually sorta understand what you guys are saying. My sister is learning Nederlands, so I can understand a few words. And I'm actually Afrikaans, and Afrikaans and Nederlands sometimes have similar words.

Example:

Ek het net so bietjie verstaan van wat julle sê. Dit was Afrikaans, as julle ge wonder het.

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What a coincidence! I was talking about Afrikaans to someone from South Africa yesterday. We talked about the differences and similarities. In the end it came down to "Afrikaans is Flemish Dutch spoken by people who like to take it easy." It's a pretty chill language.

 

Afrikaans en Nederlands worden anders geschreven, maar verder lijkt 't wel op elkaar!

 

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Ja, presies. Dit doen :D (Translation: Yes, exactly. It is.)

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Ahh you sneaky!!

I guess I understand why you needed it though. The way Afrikaans is written is very similar to how the Dutch speak (different grammar and accents aside) but Dutch writing is utterly confusing and weird. I guess it's one of the harder written languages to learn. We don't even pronounce our words the way we write them! :')

 

I love Afrikaanse place names a lot. hideDorp op hideBerg? I love it. It sounds adorable. I'd like to visit Twee Buffels met een Skoot Morsdood Geskiet Fontein too, just for the name.

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Ha! That is a cool (didn't know what else to call it) name. I like the names too. Bloemfontein, Hartbeespoort Dam, Pilanesberg. Some people ask me sometimes if there are Lions and Leopards walking in the streets of South Africa. But no, there aren't. There are Leopards in the mountains, but they never come into the cities and towns. No Lions, though.

Nee, nikse Leeus hier nie. ;)

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South Africa has a lovely blend of Dutch and English names for places. It's very odd to see such Dutch terms in a place so far away from the Netherlands. It's cute, like the place names. 

 

Lions and Leopards? In the city? I very much doubt it! I do love your range of wildlife though. There's so many amazing flora and fauna to be found, and awesome cultures as well. 

Say, now I think of it, do you know Sinterklaas? (and maybe its surrounding controversies)

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No, I can't say I do. What is it?

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It's a celebration in the Netherlands.

It's difficult to explain so I hope Varku can -_-

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Willen we MEER of MINDER zwarte piet? |DDD

 

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Meer. Bij mij in het dorp denken ze er ook zo over, want bij de intocht hebben alle pieten zichzelf extra zwart geschminkt dit jaar. =3

Het is een Nederlandse ''traditie'' dat ze zwart zijn, dus ik wil niet dat dat verandert wordt. Ik heb nog 3 kleinere broers en zussen hidenog geloven, en voor hun is het nu raar dat ze ook andere kleuren hebben.(Sorry voor als jij minder wilt..)

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Tja, traditie, idk. Het idee van traditie is dat het oud is, en wat oud is is vaak incourant en ouderwets. Tradities bestaan om gebroken te worden. Net als de doodstraf, slavernij en marteling enzo, maar dan natuurlijk minder naar. Piet is nou eenmaal ouderwets en het was in hidetijd nog oké, maar uiteindelijk zal het aangepast moeten worden. ...Zolang de VN zich er niet mee bemoeit! Als elke gemeente gewoon een beslissing neemt en er aan kleeft vind ik het prima.

 

Het enige probleem vind ik dat het wel degelijk een racistisch karikatuur is. Ik vind het niet erg als ze veranderd worden, maar laat ze dan meer op een echte Moor lijken en minder op een offensieve jaren 50 Disney short :þ

Als zoveel mensen beledigd zijn,vind ik best dat het veranderd kan worden. Alleen vergeten mensen dat verandering niet spontaan gebeurt maar met mate, en moet het altijd op stel en sprong. Dat gaat nooit goed ;;

 

Als wit persoon zijnde maakt het mij niet zo uit, maar ik snap beide kanten wel. Ik vind het te ver gaan op het moment er actief een feest voor kinderen wordt verpest door anti-piet demonstranten. Laat de kids er lekker buiten, right?

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Idd, klopt.

Bij ons waren er gelukkig geen demonstranten maar er was wel veel politie. Het lijkt mij echt vervelend als het feest wordt verpest voor de kids. =/