What did you take up for college?
I took up BA Humanities. It’s a mix of history, literature and philosophy. It’s not a studio/fine art course.
Did you have formal training in art? When did you start painting?
I started painting in my 2nd year of college, just a few years ago. I did not have any formal training in art. I’m mostly self-taught. :)
What paint do you use?
I use Prang and Holbein for watercolors; Grumbacher Academy, Liquitex and Golden for acrylics.
Do you use a frisket or masking fluid? How do you paint tiny details?
I used to before but since mine dried up, I never use one anymore. For detail work, I use a tiny brush or I just use the tip of my round brush while being really careful.
What paper do you use?
I use watercolor paper, 100% cotton, 300gsm, and cold press 80% of the time. I use around 6 brands. Each brand gives off a different effect so I like changing from time to time. Most of my papers are bought abroad. Stores here rarely carry artist-level watercolor paper.
What camera do you use and how do you edit your photos?
I use a Canon EOS 30D. I use Lightroom to edit. I just tinker the settings like levels and exposure until I achieve a desired result.
Can I use your art for my website/banner, etc.?
As long as your site is personal (non-commercial), then it’s ok but please email me first so I can advise. Not all works are allowed to be used for banners, layouts, etc., like commissioned and gallery works because some people paid for the work and it’s disrespectful if I allow others to use their commissioned works.
Do you do art trades or collaborations?
Not at the moment. But I do them usually with friends or colleagues.
Can I buy a painting or request a commission from you?
Yes, of course, just email me at email@example.com.
Can you paint me a portrait?
Sorry I do not accept portrait commissions, only conceptual/character paintings and children’s illustration.
Do you edit your paintings?
I usually edit them on Photoshop to make the colors as faithful as the actual work. But if the painting is meant as design work/stationery, then I play around with the painting on Photoshop like make collages and add filters, etc. But most of the time, I try to make them as faithful as the original.
What do you use to scan your works?
I don’t have a scanner so I use my camera to take photos. I use a Canon EOS 30D.
What is your camera setup for ‘scanning’ your works?
I decrease my aperture to around f/7 and ISO100. My works are usually facing the window and I make sure that there are no sunlight beams in the way. I usually shoot in the morning. When the sky is cloudy, I go out, place the painting on the ground (area with no roof) and I take a photo. The trick is to get as much light as possible but not too much that it will wash out or reflect the colors.
I have an art/craft product that I’d like you to try out, can you post about it in your tumblr?
Yes, I’m open to reviews as long as the product/service is aligned to my blog’s category. I usually require a fee per review because I need to produce a sample work to test the product. Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I ask a question not listed here?
You can write a question on the Disqus comment boxes in any of my entires. You can also check the answers page to see if your question has been answered. :) Anything important, just email me at email@example.com. Have a great day!