Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What programs/tools do you use?
A: Adobe Photoshop CS5, 9x12 Wacom Intuos 4, and a Wacom 24HD Cintiq.
Q: How long have you been drawing? Did you go to school for art?
A: I have a BA in Studio Art and focused primarily in traditional painting until 2002. I made the switch to digital painting shortly after.
Q: Do you work professionally as an artist?
A: I am a conceptual illustrator and designer for a research laboratory.
Q: How long does it take you to make a drawing?
A: It can take anywhere from 4-25 hours to make a drawing depending on the complexity.
Q: Do you use custom brushes in Photoshop? Can I have them?
A: Download my basic brush set here: fav.me/d7o7wd1
Q: Do you do any tutorials?
A: I have some resources in my gallery on my process and I have written tutorials for Fantasy Artist Magazine. I also have lots of video resources: www.youtube.com/tsaoshin
Q: Do you do commissions?
A: Yes I do – please check my commission schedule for availability: fav.me/d5b7csr
Q: Do you draw requests?
A: I’m sorry, my schedule is extremely tight and I do not draw requests.
Q: Can I use your art for my Facebook cover, art feature, etc?
A: Sharing my artwork is perfectly fine as long as folks aren't trying to sell it or take credit for it. Giving me a credit shout out and link back to my dA page is always appreciated!
Q: Can I buy prints of your artwork?
A: Yes! You can either catch me at a few of the east coast conventions where I sell my work or head over to my online stores:
Q: What breed is your black cat?
A: Grendel is a Highland Lynx. His tail is naturally short, his ears are curled, and he has 26 toes. He's basically a miniature black bear. You can see videos of him on youtube: youtu.be/wUCjltrf7cs
Complete FAQ here: fav.me/d6oyo4e
For commercial commissions, work offers, and permission to display my work in commercial media outlets please contact me at: tsaoshin[at]gmail.com
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