Catch me now

Catch me now

new illustration for YueHui magazine

new illustration for YueHui magazine

iaandromeda said: Hi. How you draw people? They look great. :-)

Thank you :D, I think a lot before I draw— the pose, the look, the outfit etc. When I have a strong idea of how they look, I start to draw them. And I will modify them until I think they look perfect.^^

lilpinkpeach said: What would you say is your biggest inspiration when it comes to drawing? Which artists influence your work the most?

I always find my inspirations from live. I have been keeping a small sketch book with me and carrying it around. So I could record fun stuff, do life drawings, sketches when I’m having a cup of tea in cafe..etc. Also I observe a lot, and that really helps. My favorite artist is makoto shinkai— I love his detailed and breathe taking illustrations. I think they are really cool. So I pay attention to the background when I’m doing my own work, I enjoy adding details in the background, in everywhere. ^^

b3anieinc said: I really love how your artwork is really colourful and full of energy 8D!!! Please keep up the good work!!! I would like to ask, what are your main inspirations for your artwork?

Thank you XD, my main inspirations are always from life. I always observe a lot, and I have a small sketchbook which I carry it around with me, do sketches and doodles. Also, I take lots of pictures, like when I see a bird having the feathers’ colour that I have never seen before, when I see a package of a juice is quite beautiful, I always record all of them. I hope it helps XD

ayuminazu said: If you weren't an artist, what do you think you'd be working as instead?

I had tried to find out that before, I’m also interested in psychology and pet grooming. (lol…huge differences..) Think I’d be a psychological counselor or pet groomer instead~ XD

sakuratenshi said: How did you start on the path of becoming an artist? How did you get to where you are now and what did you do to become successful? =) (Sorry, that's two questions, but I'm curious XD)

I loved to draw when I was very young, as I answered a previous question, I started practice drawing in primary school on my own, took short courses in studios when I was in High school. I officially started the professional art training when I was in university, luckily I got in the illustration major in Central St.martins college of Art & Design in London, and I’ve learned a lot there.  I started to provide illustrations for magazines when I was in High school, now I’m a freelance artist. I do covers, illustrations, designs, concept arts etc for magazines, novels, video games, and companies over the world. I won’t say I become successful now cuz I still find I have a long way to improve, but to get where I am now, my key is to practice a lot and always be interested to observe—you draw what you see and think.  I hope that helps. XD

swoony said: do you ever eat or drink while you draw ?

LOL I do drink but I dont want my wacom get dirty with the food~~~so I rarely eat while I draw. But I listen to the music! XD

crimsonflyers said: Hi there~ your drawing is awesome and I have been watching you on DA for a quite some years ( since I first start DA I guess XD ) Just want to say, you are awesome and great, really love all of your works :3 I want to ask, what do you like to draw the most?

Oh thank you very much for liking my works XD!! Um, when I do live drawing/sketches, I like to draw stuff with complicated structures, and do shading in single colour or minimized colour. When I do anime illustration, I love to draw beautiful girls and detailed/epic background. XD  Thanks you for your long term support again.

funrin said: Hello there ! 8'D First of all, I'd like to say, I really love your drawings, they're all so lovely ! ; u ; )/ <33 When did you started drawing, and are you working as an artist full-time or a full-time art student ? Thank you so much ! (and continue to produce lovely works ! ) <33

Haha thank you, glad that you love themXD.

I started practice drawing when I was young, like in primary school I think, but just practicing and sketching on my own, took short courses in studios when I was in High school. I officially started the professional art training when I was in university, luckily I got in the illustration major in Central St.martins college of Art & Design in London, and I’ve learned a lot there.  I started to provide illustrations for magazines when I was in High school, now I’m a freelance artist. I do covers, illustrations, designs, concept arts etc for magazines, novels, video games, and companies over the world.^.^ 

If you are a artist too or hope to become one, keep up and good luck!! Trust yourself!

Thank you again<33

graubenn said: Regarding art blocks, what's the longest art block you had and how do you deal with art blocks? :)

Umm >.< Art blocksss… um it always happens, but it won’t last for long, for me, every time.  Normally when I feel hard to draw or no inspirations, I just stop and go watch animes, play video games..etc. Don’t push yourself when you are having art blocks.. and checking the amazing people’s works always let me feel I’m left far behind …and that will really help. ^.^ Keep practicing is a good idea too.

ayuta-chan said: Can I see your pen settings? C:

Sure, I’m using a wacom intuos5 touch, however I installed the drivers in Chinese..lol So I put translations on the screenshot:

Hope it helps :D

Wacom intuos5 pen settings

ledy-curiousity said: How do you drow so cool?:) Are you practise a long time?

I have been practicing drawing since I was in High school, and I did practice a lot. I made thousands of sketches myself. I have to say, never give up, keep practicing is the most important thing. Good luck! :)

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