A lot of you have been sending me notes, and I haven't had much time to answer. I'm really really sorry! I don't hate you, I promise. That's why I'm putting my FAQ here, so you can know everything you need to know about me without legally being considered a stalker:Q: WHERE DO YOU GO TO COLLEGE? DO YOU LIKE IT?!
A: I go to SVA (School of Visual Arts) in Manhattan. It's fantastic, but a little overpriced.Q: I WANNA APPLY! GOT ANY PORTFOLIO SUGGESTIONS? DO YOU THINK I CAN GET IN?
A: Don't sweat it, pretty much everyone gets into SVA. Try putting your best pieces into your portfolio, rather than focusing on variety and quantity.Q: CAN I PUT ONE OF YOUR PIECES ON MY WEBSITE?
A: Sure, just don't forget to credit me!Q: HOW DID YOU GET SO GOOD?
A: *Condescending giggle* Oh, sir, you flatter me! Just be daring, and don't be afraid to try things that are totally out of your league. You won't get anywhere by playing it safe! Be patient and keep on working.Q: WHAT PROGRAMS DO YOU USE? WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR TEXTURES?
A: I use Photoshop CS3 and Painter X with a Wacom Intuos 2 9x12 tablet. I tend to work from start to finish on the computer because I'm fickle and change things a lot so the undo button is my most valuable tool. I get my textures from imageafter.com, although I'm trying to use them less now because they're kinda corny. If you're going to prominently feature a texture, though, it's more artsy and original to just take a macro photo of something yourself.
That's about it! If there are any other huge questions, feel free to ask in the comments below.
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