Q: Why do you do so much Slam Dunk fan
A: Hheehe that's because I love Slam Dunk! I really like
the anime, the story, and especially the guys themselves!
They are all interesting characters, with compelling personalities and
attractive looks. Sendoh was my first time anime guy crush. For lack of
good looking pictures of him online, I thought it might be fun if I drew
my own version of him. You know, like putting him in something else other
than his basketball uniform. :) Then I started doing renditions of
other SD characters as well. I don't plan on stopping either--there are
still so many characters I would like to do or re-do!
Q: Besides SD Stuff, what else do you
like to draw?
A: I really like drawing people, focusing on their outfits.
In my drawings, I pay a lot of attention to clothes because I have a very
strong interest in fashion design. Also, I do a lot of free sketches of
my cat in various sleeping poses. It's not like he moves around while
he's awake, but he just wouldn't cooperate.
Q: What things do you draw well or badly?
A: I am good at drawing faces, clothes, and object studies.
But definitely not fingers and toes! I try to avoid them whenever possible.
Also, I'm better at drawing girls than guys, not really good in depicting
Q: Do you have any tips on how to CG?
A: Not really. I am still learning Photoshop and it's
a hard program to master. A long time ago I bought a book on how to use
Photoshop, but I didn't like how the book was written. The tutorials
were confusing and not very helpful, so I still haven't gone through the
entire thing yet. I prefer to learn at my own pace, by looking at other
fan art websites and studying other artists' CG styles and techniques.
The only advice that I can give you is to experiment with the various tools
available through your art program. Try out the effects to see how each
can be applied; you can then decide which ones you like and work best for
you. Once you get a feel on how the basic features such as layers, blur
options, and marquees work, you'll do fine! I found Chika's
How to CG Page and Charles
Park's CG Tips very helpful sites. Or you check out the Adobe
Photoshop site for tips on how to use its program tools.
Q: Can I put up a link to your page on my website?
A: Yes, of course. I would be very happy
if you link my page to yours to increase traffic. It would be very nice
if you can e-mail after you put
up a link too, so I can personally thank you.