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While reading and adoring all your delicious comments, I've noticed that some questions tend to crop up more than others.

Considerably more often.

A whole big giant lot more often.

So I've compiled these frequently asked questions along with their answers in this handy dandy little journal entry that probably isn't going to help in any significant way, but now I'll have a legit excuse to threaten people with the trout of order if they ask them again. HA.

What did you use to draw that picture?
- Wacom Intuos 3, Corel Painter 9 unless otherwise stated. Every picture description mentions the tools I used to make it.

How long did it take to draw that picture?
- The image description has the answer. If it does not, then it's so amazingly confidential that I don't know myself (i.e. I forgot). So you're not getting to know it either!

Did you use just Photoshop to draw this?
- No, I used Corel Painter. I don't use Photoshop for anything because it smells funny.

What secret magical penguin love infused brushes do you use?
- Wet Detail Brush from Acrylics (with Resat set to 100 and cover set to 'Flat Cover' or 'Grainy Flat Cover' in brush creator), Just Add Water from Blenders, Grainy Water from Blenders, Eraser from Erasers and Pepper Spray from Airbrushes. The only custom brush I use is the chain brush.

Can I use any of your stuff for tubes/sigs/fruitcakes/pasties/templates?
- No.

Did you know Evony is using Sunlight?
- Yes, they have a licence. No, it was not drawn for the game. Yes I know it's not related to the game's actual content.

Can you draw me a freebie? I have a totally awesome idea bursting with inspiration!
- No. I have a giant pile of ideas bursting out of my forehead (with inspiration) that I'm already not getting around to drawing. :(

Are you available for commissions?
- I'm usually swamped, but if you're okay with waiting a month or so for me to get started, drop me an e-mail at Some information about the expected fanciness levels of the imagery involved will be very helpful in giving a price estimate.

Where is Latvia? Is it Russia, capital of Estonia or queen of France?
- It is a small country in Northeastern Europe. There be dragons.

It's been a while since I featured someone here. So this time, I give you faxtar and his totally awesome paintings. With all the WoWTCG card art, concepts and general kickassery he's got in his gallery, it is rather surprising that his stuff isn't (yet!) particularly well known around dA. So please visit his page and share the love.

Gladiator Sepirion by faxtar Beauty and The Beast by faxtar Hulstom, Servant of the Light by faxtar
Chase, the Magical Unicorn by faxtar Vampire Lord by faxtar

  • Listening to: The Llama Song on repeat.



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Spaceroses Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I featured your piece "Across the Water"…
NikHero Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Llama!
Tatiax Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very inspiring colors! Love your art!
NobleValerian Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the llama! :D
ecoabismo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
You are the one that make the best program artwork for netrunner! My little brother actually play the game thanks to your art, wich give him enough curiousity to inmerse him in the cyberspace!! thanks a lot!
DrawWithLaura Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your webcam makes sense now-you're secretly a cat! No wonder you're so good at painting :P
tintallin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Thanks for the Llama!  I love Llamas!!!  And thanks for sharing your art with us.  
VagabondQAD Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks again for the wing tutorial dalhin! :heart:…
Dark-Sigurd Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Happy belated birthday, and thanks for the llama!
liiga Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Thank you, and you're welcome, and thank you for your llama, too! :D
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