or things that I get asked so often!
Some frequently asked questions that I would like to answer!
[♥] Where are you based?
I am currently based in LAGUNA,PHILIPPINES.
[♥] How did you learn to do this?
I am a self -taught artist. I practiced and learned my skills by constantly practicing my art. I do a lot of research in youtube, deviantart and other sites. I also ask experience artists for help. Practice always makes perfect so I do draw often!
[♥]What Are your drawing Tools?
- Ordinary Mechanical Pencils/ Non-photo blue pencil to sketch
- 0.3 Mechanical Pencil
- HB Pencils (A MUST HAVE)
- LOTS OF ERASERS ( Kneaded and Slim ones)
- Prismacolor Premiere Colored pencil
- Copic sketch and Ciao Markers
- Zig Kurecolor Markers
- Deleter White Paint with a Brush
- Deleter Neopiko Markers (I have 36 A and 36B and the grey set)
- Faber Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils,Holbein Colored Pencil, Caran D’ache Luminance 801
- Cardstock Paper,Mead Sketchbook Paper or Copy Paper, copic paper, vellum board [usually A4 size]
- Watercolor Papers
- Deleter liners
- UniPin, Zig Kuretake or Prismacolor Sepia line marker for lineart
- G-Pen (Tachikawa Brand), Mapping Pen and Maru Pen, Pilot brand Ink and Redstones Indian Ink, Deleter inks
- Wacom Bamboo Tablet,SAI,and Photoshop and Manga Studio for Digital
- XP PEN Artist 16
- light box
- Watercolors (Winsor Newton and Sakura Koi)
- A LOT OF SKETCHBOOKS: BAOHONG, ARTEZA, Limelight, Moleskine, Canson
[♥]Where do you draw?
In my room, see picture below for my humble studio back in 2013. But moving to the better and improved Marikit Studios! You can also check out my workstation video
[♥]Where do you buy your Art Materials ?
I bought the Copic and Neopikos while I was in Japan. I also have Zig Kurecolor which I bought from Joli’s (Behind UST) and National Bookstore (It’s waay cheaper in Joli’s). Read my blog about it here. I also go to DEOVIR and other art supply stores. I usually blog about them. Now I buy from ARTMEDIA TRADING which is amazing! Also sometimes I try EBAY and Great Toys online. Lazada and Amazon as well as Sekaido.
[♥]You color so amazin, Do you have a tutorial?
I do have video tutorials of my processes at http://www.youtube.com/user/lilmissmarikit.
(The youtube channel is currently being fixed so please be patient)
I also update a lot of my stuff on this blog.
[♥]Do you take requests/art trades/point commissions/actual commissions?
Commissions are of course available. Kindly check out my commission prices and link here. Kindly ask me for art trades. I also do requests only sometimes. So, depends on my mood, ask me.
[♥]What started you in drawing?
I loved cartoons and comics since I can remember. I have been drawing since I was a child.
[♥]Did you have formal art training?
No. I only had a few lessons in art class, then some classes at home but I am mostly self-taught. I learned mostly from observation, practice and a lot of youtube. I did do atelier in Japan, but that was for a short stint.
[♥]Do you have any other hobbies than drawing?
Writing, Reading, Crafting. Journaling. Photography I used to make plushies! maybe one day I will do plushies again… Soon.
[♥] How do you manage your time?
I try to schedule art between all my work and I am a born multitasker! ❤ But I do get stressed out sometimes
[♥]Can I give you some constructive criticism/critique?
Please do! I want to know other ways I can improve. I am still a work in progress! However, be nice about it! I would love to learn other techniques and discuss!
[♥]What is your main medium?
I usually use watercolor, Gouache Colored Pencils and Graphic markers and recently watercolor… I used to do Oil and Acrylic but they are way too messy for me. I also sometimes do digital art.
[♥]What are your most favorite things to draw?
My favorite things are Portraits, but lately I have been trying out landscapes and still life and studies of Fine Classical Art
[♥]What are your favorite animes/mangas?
Sailormoon, Katekyo Hitman Reborn, Karneval, Fushigi Yuugi, Ah!Megami Sama, Angel Beats, K Project, Prince of Tennis, Naruto, Uta No Prince Sama, etc. I do love Otome games and mangas. Lately, sports mangas like Haikyuu and Kuroko and Yowamushi Pedal Interests me. I also love Shingeki no Kyojin.
[♥]Do you play games?
I used to. I used to play Final Fantasy all the time and Samurai Warriors/Dynasty warriors. Tekken, soul Calibur, SNK etc. I like MMORPGs and Fighting Games. I used to play Eden Eternal as well.
[♥]What music do you prefer listening to while drawing?
I usually dont have music, but if I do, my J-POP playlist should be playing especially songs from THIA, 4Strike and Breakerz recently though ,i have been listening to audiobooks as I draw.
[♥]What is your Manga style?
Shoujo. definitely Shoujo.
[♥]Who are your Art Inspirations?
I love Stephanie Law, Chris Hong, Yuu Watase , Miwa Ueda, Akira Amano, Touya Mikanagi. Amano Yoshitaka, Studio Ghibli, Agnes Cecile, J. Scott Campbell, Jim Lee, Disney… etc.
[♥] Can you teach me?
I will try my best to help you with your art. Kindly please understand that I am in no way a professional!