|Click on the [link] for more info about Sailor Solarion|
|Expression... Sensuality... Feminity|
A woman is powerful, more than you could ever imagine.
She is beautiful and has a very special talent; the one to seduce you by her little manners that makes her unique, her laugh that shows you she is happy to have you around or just the way she will look at you.
A woman will make the difference and remain unforgettable if from that first sight you feel like you've already fallen in love with her.
Every woman can be that special person for someone out there.
Expression... Sensuality... Feminity
Is a collection of paintings representing women in all their splendor.
In the next few months you will be the witness of this growing collection which I'm glad of sharing with you!
For more informations about this collection follow the [link]
|WHO'S YOUR SENSHI? WHO'S YOUR SENSHI?|
This group was created to reunite every Otaku Senshi in the Sailor Moon fandom. There is a place where you can submit artworks, biographies or fanfics. It's all here for us all to discover and share about our characters.
***********So tell me, who's your Senshi?***********
I know we are many people out there to have a different interpretation of a Sun Senshi and I find it so fun to see how everyone else has imagined their own version. It's also inspiring to realise how our characters have survived through time... Really, like my Senshi is still alive since its creation and that was what??? Already 16 years ago??? I never could let her go.
I remember back in 1996 when I walked from school on my dinner break to go eat at home. While many of my friends had their routine to go watch the retro ''Flinstones'', I always declined their invitation because there was a show I really wouldn't want to miss; Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon was only airing in english where I lived at the time, I was one of the rare person speaking english in my town and I always thought my friends were missing something.
Well, like many others, when I was going to bed at night, I was creating stories in my head before I could finally sleep and this circus could last many hours... Imagining my own Sailor Moon storyline was way too exciting to just sleep huh? And so was created my version of Sailor Sun... And I really thought I was the first and only person to think about that, how could I really? XD
My character evolved a lot since and so did her storyline as well. I remember one day telling myself, how could there be a kingdom on the Sun? How could anyone live there really? But how couldn't there be a Sailor Sun as well? Hmmm... It's all where it began to become interesting. What if Sailor Sun wasn't really from the Sun itself? And then I started to tell myself, if not on the Sun, on which Planet... or Moon?
So since I also told myself it was possible that Sailor Moon would have another season somewhere in another time... (In reality I dreamed of it so many times!!! But who didn't? )I thought it maybe wasn't such a great idea I take an existing Planet or Moon in our Solar System to decide where the Sun Kingdom would be in reality. There would also be a starseed for that place anyway. And so I decided to create a fictional Planet and I even thought of a storyline about the creation of that Planet called Solarion. Over time, I decided my Senshi also would be named after her Planet; so I'm truly happy to introduce you to Sailor Solarion!
To read a little bit more about Sailor Solarion's history, don't hesitate to visit her website: [link]
She has a very unconventional career. Being a mangaka suits her pretty well considering she is very imaginative. Unfortunately, aside from the work that allows her to dream freely and live in her own universe for a moment, the rest of her life is nothing really extraordinary. The family routine and all is nothing thrilling to her. But who wouldn’t want her perfect stable and calm life? Her…
She dreams of an intense love, a passionate one, and impossible maybe. She craves action and fantasy. Old legends and superpowers do exist in her dreams. She dreams about everything she doesn’t have but none understands how she feels because none dreams about those things. Imagination doesn’t animate anyone around her.
But then, what would happen if her craziest dreams would come to life? Of course, there was a price to pay; a very expensive one, way more than she would ever have imagined. Never in her life would she have thought they would have taken away everything she had and now, she will have to survive to get her revenge.
‘‘Poisoned Kiss’’ is a twisted adventure like the ones you’ve heard in old legends. Awaiting her is an intense passionate and impossible love in her new tormented life…
If you want to read a little more about my writings, feel free to visit my website by clicking on the following [link]
Just want to let you know this website is entirely in French for now.
|What material do you use for creating your linearts?|
I use a V5 or V7 Ballgrip Liquid Ink Pen. I always do my lines traditionally. There are many criteria that define the reason I am going to choose a pen of a brand over another. First, it is very important for me that ink dries fast, no matter what paper I use. I am used to lining and because of it I work fast so I expect my product to respond to my speed. Also, when a line work is finished, I usually scan it right away if I want to color it digitally. I couldn't do that if my lines took forever to dry. Other thing I don't like is when the ink bleeds too much. I make my lines smooth and clear and though I love my lines bold, if I choose a V5 tip over a V7 for lining my work it's mainly because I want my lines to be thinner in specific areas for working smaller details. Some V5 I've tried give the impression you are using a V7 or even larger.
What material do you use to color?
When coloring traditionally I use Touch Twin Brush Markers now. They're perfect for blending and got vibrant selection of colors. Usually you wouldn't hear that for me but for markers, I really appreciate the fact they don't dry to fast. It makes the blending of colors much easier to do. For the Touch Twin Brush Markers the paper I use is the Canson Pro Layout Marker. I love how those two products compose with each other since markers of this kind doesn't give the same result on every kind of paper.
I also color with colored pencils of different brands I choose depending on the colors I want. With colored pencils I will use any kind of paper I find except if I am looking for a specific texture in the end. And of course, some colored pencils have more saturate colors than others depending on the quality but the paper also does make a difference sometimes.
Talking digital coloring I first started with Sumo Paint Online about a year and a half ago. It was the first coloring program I ever tried for coloring my linearts but since some nice people made me discover GIMP last October or November, I must admit it helped me improve A LOT. I am quite satisfied with GIMP until now and the program is lightweight. I love the tools and how precise this program is compared to basic paint programs or Sumo Paint which I already thought wasn't all that bad. However, I would never go back to it now. Since I started discovering the digital coloring world, I've been coloring with a mouse. I just got my tablet lately; a Monoprice I am truly happy I bought! I am already getting used to playing with that thing hoping to improve more every day. If you never owned a tablet and are looking forward to buying one, it is definetely a product I would recommend since it's very easy to use, I love the texture, it is a good quality (I was surprised) and it really doesn't cost too expensive (This too I was surprised). If you want to try a tablet without paying a huge price, you should check it out and read reviews about the product as well. It's what made me opt for the Monoprice in first place. I bought a 10 x 6 inches and the surface is large enough to satisfy me.
What material do you use to paint?
Most of the time I will paint with acrylics because it dries fast and I love it that way. The paint I prefer in this kind is the thick one sold in tubes. It is very malleable and I can use it with a brush just as it is to get the optimum opacity or I can dilute it to work with a lighter product but also, I can use it with the palet knife and easily create textures with it. Blending, wheither I am using oil, acrylics, coffee... was never a problem for me. I just got to blend the colors faster with acrylics since it dries faster obviousely. The best part is cleaning time! So easy and quick to compare with cleaning brushes full of oil paint!
I still use oil paint sometimes. I'm not a big fan but when I got time ahead of me then why not make things differently! When I paint with oils I can take my time... all the time I want! I very rarely feel like relaxing while I'm creating something. Most of the time when I use oil it's when I'm on vacations during summer time. What is fun is I can do it outside what I don't necessarly do with acrylics because it dries too fast.
Sharpie Oil based paint markers! I love them when I want to create the drawing looking kind of painting on canvas. Different tip sizes are available and is very easy to work with and... It dries fast! They allow you to draw clean and clear lines and you can work with different layers. Oh, before I forget, the Extra-Fine tip is the only size I wouldn't recommend as I had problems with almost 50% of the pens I bought. Other sizes are great, just not the extra-fine. I believe the product probably is too thick for the tip and it cause more problems than satisfaction in the very end.
I paint with coffee too! I actually love the sepia atmosphere this gives. It's not very complicated to work with. I simply take an empty icecube maker and put a teaspoon of instant coffee in each hole and pour different quantities of water in each to create different opacities. After that I paint creating lighter and darkers shadows. When it's dry, I usually add color for only the eyes for example using a bit of acrylics diluted in water to create a watercolor effect. I love working with coffee but I tend to use all the rest more; I don't know why.
Do you take request/art trades/collabs? Do you do gifts?
I used to take a lot of requests and I must admit I am not sure when I will do this again because since I wanted to be fair with everyone, I said yes to everyone and ended up doing much more than I would have expected almost forgetting about myself sometimes. Plus, I am a very spontaneous person and I prefer doing things that inspires me at a specific moment which could change the very next day. Other thing is I don't feel all that free when doing something for someone else that asked for something specific and since I get nothing from it on my side, I find it a bit deceiving when I said I would do something for someone and suddenly am not really inspired anymore and do it anyways... I then feel like it shows through my artwork that I tried to do it as fast as I could just to get rid of it, which is definetely NOT GOOD. It's a bit hard to explain, overall I'm more the kind to have a sudden inspiration and do what I like, even if it was for someone else... I need a bit of FREEDOM. I still have to admit that time was a good experience and it gave me the chance to practice a lot but today my plan is to do less works but of better quality which mean I can't take all the requests. I'm at a point where I want to push myself to the best I can be and if I want to improve, I have to give all of me into this and I don't wish to put so much effort in responding a random request. I love giving art for other people but I feel it must come from me. I am maybe wrong but I also think people appreciate gifts more than things they asked for.
As for art trades, I am always open to propositions. I love doing them because it allows me to see a character of mine in another artist's style. I love to give but knowing someone is doing something for me at the same time is also very exciting. I usually find it more easy to put effort in a work when I know someone will put effort into a work they are going to make for me.
About the collabs. If both artists are inspired into doing a collaboration I say; Why not? I've done a few collabs already and was pretty happy with them. Most of the time people color my linearts and I even added a collection in my gallery for all my linearts which I named ''Coloring Book''. Everyone is allowed to color them as long as they credit me for the lineart. If you want to propose any other kind of collaboration, let's talk about it and see what we can create together!
I also love making gifts and I mean LOVE making gifts. However, gifts are very different in my mind from a request. A gift isn't something you give because someone asked for it, it comes from the heart and I also do it because a character or another of yours inspires me. Some people here and there will sometime receive gifts from me because I admire them and not always for their art skills but also for their personality and such. Of course, before drawing anything for anyone I will always ask if they are okay with me drawing their character. I think it is important to respect the other person as well as he or she may not always like to have another person draw their character for a reason or another. Know that everytime I draw something for someone I credit the person for the character I decided to use for creating my artwork. And, I always put a lot of efforts in a gift because I care!
Do you take commissions?
Yes, here is the all the information you need if you want to commission me.
Can I draw any of your characters?
Yes you are allowed to draw my characters if they inspire you as long as you credit me as the owner of the said character. Also, if you draw one of my characters, I would really appreciate you show it to me. I am always happy to see what my characters look like in someone else's style.
Can you make a tutorial?
It is not impossible I make a tutorial one day but for the moment it is not in my plans. Not because I don't want people to know my little tricks (If people need some advice note me and I'll gladly help you out) but because building up the whole tutorial thing would take much time I don't have right now.
Can I feature your artwork on my blog/somewhere out of DA?
Yes, as long as you give full credit back to me and do not use them for commercial purposes. And I'd love to be given a link.