So I'll just make a journal about this that I can link to in every picture, makes it much less of a wall of text! plus that I added some more questions this time.
Q: Why birds? Will there be any other type of animals?
A: Birds because a ~BUBBLE89
suggested it after my peacock-picture and I like drawing them! And for this theme, no, there won't be any other animals, but that shouldn't stop me from drawing other art with animals right? xD
Q: What materials do you use?
A: I've set up certain rules on what media to use, which is:
-copic multiliner size 0.3 for the lines
-one prisma marker for the coloring, can't use the same marker twice
-transparency is my friend, and it makes the pics less white (so that means PS is used for that)
-black markers and white gel pens of any brand are allowed
-copy paper because I'm a stingy person
Q: Why have you set up such rules?
A: if you don't have any rules it means you can do whatever you want with whatever material you want. No, I'm not talking agains't doing that, but for this specific theme I DO want to limit my choices of material! Have you tried to limit your list of materials and colors? It can be really fun actually and makes you think in a different way!
Q: How do you do the transparency and what program do you use to make it?
A: I use Photoshop CS to do it, and heres a nice tutorial a friend of mine did [link]
I higly recommend it! (and the best part is that you dont need a tablet to do this ;D )
Q: Why do you use prisma markers?
A: Because I like the flat coloring that can be made with them! And limiting myself to only one markerbrand is a nice thing as I own about 300 markers, but doing this limits me to 58 colors.
Q: Does that mean there will only be 58 of them?
A: That is my plan if I ever get that far that's actually quite a lot of birds...
Q: Why dont you shade?
A: once again, I've limited myself with only ONE color (except black and white) for each drawing, so adding shading would mess up things! (plus that I like the simplicity as it is now) though don't take this as if I would NEVER shade my art, look into my gallery before you complain about this please, there's plenty of shading done there
Q: Can I leave a suggestion for a bird for you to draw?
A: Yes, feel free to do so! Chance is that I won't have time to reply to your comment due to work and all, but I do read everything.
Q: Can you draw a -insert bird here- then?
If I get the idea for a drawing with it, then yes, but I can't force anything out! Look at my bird-themed folder to see planned birds sometimes the ideas come as a surprice even for me, so not everything get's added to the list!
Q: This doesn't look like the -insert bird here- that I know of, why is that?
A: you know, there's a BIG world out there, some birds share the same name often tagged along with "eurasian, european, american" etc etc to tell where they are from, chance is that I just live in a different part of the world then you do! When I draw a bird where this is the case, I draw the kind that I'm used to see in my country
Also, keep in mind that the limiation of colors I use makes things look different, I have to simplify the birds designs at times when it's needed!
Q: This girl looks like insert character here-
A: good for her! these are ALL random designs that I wont use for anything else, so really, I couldnt care less.
Q: Can I use the girls design for something?
A: Credit me if you wish to do so! So yes, for me its pretty much ok.
Q: Are these for sale?
A: Most of my art is for sale, but when I have an ongoing theme I dont want to let go of anyone of them, so no, they wont be for sale for as long as I keep on doing this!
Q: Can I draw a copy of this?
A: Yes, as long as you dont try to get any money for it then its fine by me, just credit me please!
Q: Would you mind if I too did animal themed images?
A: Not at all! Its really fun to do after all, so just go on and do it
and I dont own the concept at all, so you dont even have to ask!
Q: Are the girls so called Gijinkas? (a human form of an animal or creature)
A: I dont see them as human forms of the birds they teamed up with, but its pretty much up to every ones imagination
Q: Why are these stupid birddrawings on my
A: Because I mindcontrolled enough people to fav it so that it would get there, why else? seriously though, stupid questions need stupid answers
Q: Why does this get so many favs?
trollolololol~ no seriously, I really have no clue