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Thu Aug 11, 2011, 3:13 PM
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GENZOMAN's F.A.Q.

First, thanks to all people that read this, to be interested in my work and I hope my english isn't too bad :)

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DIGITAL ART // SPECS
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-Software:  Photoshop CS 3.

-Hardware: MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz, Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 106 Mhz DDR3

-Graphic Tablet: Wacom Bamboo 4X5 and sometimes Intuos.

-How long does it take you to complete a piece? : from 6 to 8 hours.

-Do you rough sketch a piece first then complete it on your computer? no, I do all digital, from skecth, lineart and finally color.

-Technique: grisaille/brunaille... you start from dark to light, using a greyscale or sepia.

-Brushes: standart brush with shape dynamics and other dynamics activated. Pen pressure enabled.

-Why digital? 'cos is faster (you don't have to wait until paint dries) and cheaper than traditional :)

-Resolution size: 300dpi, letter size or bigger.

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COMMISSION WORK & MISC QUESTIONS
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Q: Do you do requests or trades?:

-Sadly I not take request or trades, 'cos a matter of time :(

Q: Do you take Commissions?:

-yes I do, please send me a note to send you my full price list. and we will agree the next step :D

Q: Paypal?:

- Not at this moment. Sadly paypal is very dificult to change here on Chile, so maybe we can use Western union or Moneygram :) Is easy, you can do it online or in the agency.

Q: I want you to draw my character/s as a commission, what do  you need to start?

-Send me a very direct description of the character and image divided in this way:
Character: Gender, Age, hair and eye color, physical complexion, kind of personality and description for cloth too or references.
Background: Short Description of the place, Weather/ambient and references if is needed.

Q: What do you draw and what you don´t?

-Depends of what you have in mind, but I avoid yaoi or hardcore stuff

Q: What I will get for the Commission?

-A full image in high res, 300 dpi. You can print it on the size you want (even bigger as 2 to 3 mts/10 feet) plus you will have the previous steps as sketches or lineart if you ask for it and the rights to use the image of course. :)

Q: I have some doubts about the final image, can you do some corrections/edits?

-yes, I offer you 3 edits over the final image. so try to have a clear image before start the color. After the 3 edits I will ask for an extra payment. :(

Q: Can you teach me how to draw? my apologies, it's too long to explain but you can check a couple of tutorials I have in my gallery and check my livestream or ask me specific questions :)

-Tip to draw: first learn how to draw and paint by hand (olis, inks etc) and the pass to digital, is always easier to dominate the system and then change format. Another tip: skecthes everyday, its like kung fu, more your train, your body learns how to move and the information remains in your head. see how your favorite artists create solutions for graphic problems and learn from it, draw people of the street, etc, until your hand gets used to draw and then pass to lineart, color. (many many sketches do develop a own style too).

Q: Do you do payed classes?:

- no I don't, but you can see the process when I so streams, and it's for free :)
Livestream: www.livestream.com/genzoman sometimes late at night, I advice to my watchers at my journal.

Q: Can I use your artwork for my commercial project?

-all the images I upload in my gallery are for commissions and company works, so I can't allow the use 'cos a copyright thing.

Q: Can I use an image for my signature, tattoo, blog, avatar, training/sketch, custom cards, etc?

-Sure, you can use it! :) for non commercial use is Ok. just drop me a link and put the credits :)

Q: Can you send me a high res of your images?

-I can't  due the copyright issue. :(

Q: What should I study to work on this?

Most of the people I know are self taught, maybe you want study something related as designer or arts, but in my experience nobody ask you what did you studied in this media, your portfolio is the important thing, in the same way of the play is an athlete, to offer many options for clients, and to like what you do makes you try to improve on it.

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ABOUT MYSELF
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Full name: Gonzalo Ordoñez Arias

-Country: Chile

-Website:  this one :)

-Studied: design and art teacher.

-Environment: lives in Arica, a small port city in the desert, with my wife, little kid , two cats and a quite old dog.

-inspiration: videogames, music, comics&manga, movies.

Last goal: my artbook LEGENDARY VISIONS! yay! www.amazon.com/gp/product/1926…

future plans: to publish my comic "The Wanderer".

Works I´ve done:  freelacer illustrator for different companies & particular people too.
I've worked in several product and companies such as: World of Warcraft CCG, Universal Fighting System, Udon Entertaiment Illustrator for different products. Castle Age, CCG The Spoils, FNX, Promotional comic Clash of the Titans for Udon/Warner Brothers & Legendary Pictures. Promotional image for the new Godzilla, Udon/Legendary Pictures. Infinity/Corvus belli, WayForward Technologies, Alpha squad, for XBox Live, Musical bands covers: Fairyland, Pathosray, Battlerage, Kerion, Pat lee Productions, Hasbro, Ballistic, IMAGINE FX Magazine, Knigthgail, Touch Magazine, MMORPG Magazine, Legend of the Five Rings, Myth Pantheons CCG, TCG "Mitos y Leyendas" illustrator for 7 years and  Editor/art direction by 5 years and more.

Artist that inspired me:
There's a wide range of artists whose work has inspired me like Kazushi Hagiwara, Senri Kita ,Glenn Rane, Kinu Nishimura, eiji shiroi, Horacio Altuna, Vicente Segrelles, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Enrique Alcatena, Frank Frazetta,  Nona, Erimo, Yi Lee, Backfire, Benkyo Tamaoki, Alvin lee, Omar Dogan, Pat Lee, Gabriel Rodriguez, Lim Haksu (Maxxsoul), Nona, Akiman, Bengus, Falcoon, Masamune Shirow and classical artists like Gericault and Delacroix


If you think any question was left out, please let me know ;)

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Danger Mouse http://youtu.be/p3bbp4bRYeM
  • Reading: Sans Famillie
  • Watching: My Daddy long legs, Anohana, Hanasaku Iroha
  • Playing: Just Cause 2, Children of Eden
  • Eating: Pantrucas
  • Drinking: Tea
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:icontherouxzeeskywing:
TheRouxzeeSkyWing Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen your amazing-beyond-all-belief Charizard speedpaint and I wondered--how did you use the smudge tool for blending? Do you have a specific brush or pattern for it?
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Pharaonenfuchs Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You should really consider/trying to get Paypal to work, it has changed since 2011, maybe for your country too? I'd die for a comish from you ;//o//; :iconlazycryplz:
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layasword Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Artist
If I want to discuss with you about commission, do you have an e-mail? Thanks
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chiryogatito Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
todavia tengo un largo camino pero aprendo mucho de ti, empezare a usar las dynamics para los brushes
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Shara-ani Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
No pay pal? Awww. I don't know how to do any other payment and/or have little means to pay otherwise.
You're that artist from the WoW screenshots. I always liked those pictures.
If Paypal ever works properly in your country, depending on pricing, I may commission one of my World of Warcraft characters.
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Purplealloy01 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Yo por años he tenido la duda de que estudiar para llegar a ser como tu (me inspiras desde que jugaba MyL). En serio no importa donde y que estudie siempre y cuando tenga habilidades y un portfolio??
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RafaelMiller Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
/cara você é do Chile? Putz achava que você fosse americano huahuah sou do brasil..viva a america latina hauhauhuah
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tyranus07 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Desgin and art techer? where? jejem
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:iconspacefossil:
spacefossil Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Hola Gonzalo,

Quisiera recibir tu lista de precios para solicitar unos trabajos de arte.
Muchas gracias!
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Envavoid Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sir, I quit my digital artworks 6 years ago due to personal issues...but after I saw your works I got inspired and now I'm back..for this I thank you and wish you a successful life.
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Krooked-Glasses Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've got a question! I see you made an artbook a while back. I still plan on buying it when I finally get money.

Thing is, I'm also planning on selling an artbook. I think I know how, but I'm not entirely sure... I was wondering how you are doing it, and would like to ask some questions about it. :)
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Valatra Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
I am interested in commissioning some art from you. I really enjoy your work I have sent a note, but since I am a new user I don't know if it went through. Or if it is the correct method of contacting you) Could you please reply to know the next step?

Thank you very much!
Matthew
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Splitin2kun Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have a doubt, do you make your backgrounds from scratch, or do you do photomanipulations as well?

WE ARE VERY CURIOUS! :3
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:icongenzoman:
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I use a lot of textures in stock I have and mix it with paint when I need a realistic texture or a more detailed environment.
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Splitin2kun Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah, I see. Thanks a lot for letting me know. ^^
I find it very difficult to make detailed backgrounds from scratch >.<"
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willow-wishes Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Uhm.. What is the canvas size you usually start with? not the dpi, just the inches or pixels (because some artists get confused when asked this)

Thank you for being so amazing :D
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:icongenzoman:
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I usually use a letter/tabloid size at 300 dpi.
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willow-wishes Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Thank you for sharing :D
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Handheld-Ninja Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
How did you start?
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MeryAlisonThompson Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
De alguna manera, al igual que tus ilustraciones, este journal inspira.
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LucasDArts Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Genzoman I really enjoy your artwork, especially the ones as seen in the World of Warcraft loading screen. I would like to think about a commission but unfortunately I have deviantART points, and I don't think you accept those. It would be cool though.
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MasterMitosi Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, I wish I had enough to pay you to do one of Shiva. No, I am not begging. Sadly, I'm runnin' real low on spending money.
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drak-and Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Holas gracias por el F.A.Q

mi pregunta seria ¿cuanto tiempo debo practicar diariamente? actualmente practico dos horas diarias

¿eso esta bien o deberia ser mas?

y donde puede ver lo que cobras por una comision ?
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:icongenzoman:
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Yo creo que 2 horas esta bien. Lo ideal seria hacerlo siguiendo alguna rutina de ejercicios.
Puedes buscar y bajar los tutoriales de loomis o de IFX. :)

me envias una nota y te respondo lo otro :)
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Kaedrian Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Glad I read this. I was going to ask you some questions that were already answered here. I love your stuff! I would like to 'paint' my sketches using some type of computer graphics program that you and just about every other person on here has, but don't really have the means to get such a program yet. I can't believe you just sketch right on the computer...I guess a tablet would work better than a mouse, but that's pretty impressive (for me). Haha. Me and my mouse are not on the same page. Anywho, thanks for uploading your tutorials and work.
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metoikos Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Thank you for sharing something about yourself - I admire your work and skill
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Leonidas666 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Blog Info! :clap: Thanks!
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baratsu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
primero que nada, mil gracias por ser tan buena onda y tomarte el tiempo para contestar preguntas, aun sabiendo que eres un autor muy atareado, y aso...
mi pregunta, seria, colorear a escala de grises o en sepia acorta el tiempo para terminar una ilustración o no hay diferencia alguna con otros métodos de color?

un saludo!
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Gryphon2001 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
WoW! I have been Impressed with your Work from the first Time I saw it! (Don't worry about your English, I'm American!)
You obviously do your Research on the Characters you Draw (lots of the 'Mythology' stuff you do is Great!) I can't Draw
stuff, and the Digital/Computer work I have no Connection to, but YOU ROCK with what you Do!
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Su5anLee Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am glad to know that there are awesome artists like you who use the Bamboos more than the Intuos that most experienced artists go for. Even if the Intuos has better specs, your art skills with the Bamboo is excellent. :)
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Cris-Art Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Hi Genzo, buenas respuestas! :)

por cierto.. qué paso que ultimamente no conectas mucho en Livestream.
es por concentracion? o calienta mucho su mac cuando conectas?
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:icongenzoman:
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
hola Cris, gracias :) sobre el stream, nada, he tenido unos trabajos de concepts para una empresa de videojuegos primero y ahora otra de figuras que han pedido mantener reserva de las imagenes, por lo que no puedo hacer stream mientras este en ello :)
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drak-and Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Fenix ?
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macprodukshunz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student General Artist
What do you mean sometimes Intuos? You have both? Which situations do you use use Intuos instead of Bamboo.
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:icongenzoman:
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Hi. I have both, but to be honest i didnt use the Intuous for a long time. I just use it to ink sometimes for the pen tilt option :)
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facelift165 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Excelentes tus trabajos...muy buena pintura digital haces...yo tambien quisiera llegar a ese nivel algun dia...saludos!
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:icongenzoman:
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
muchas gracias :)
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Hero-zeros Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your technique sounds very cool! now I know a bit more!
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redadder515 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was a concise and in-depth description of yourself and your English was very good. :D
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sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Do you ever still do any traditional art? I would really like to see some.
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:icongenzoman:
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
I didnt do a tradictional painting in a while (the last one is from 2004 or so) but maybe i have some pictures there to post :)
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MarikBentusi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Let's frequently ask questions?
Let's frequently ask questions?
Let's frequently ask questions?
Let's frequently ask questions?
Let's frequently ask questions?

just joking, thanks for all the info
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:icongenzoman:
GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
hehehe :D
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MorgothMelkor Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Ah, this helped a lot. I alrdy got some drawings and a full description, but a few points were missing, so I dont need to ask anymore ;)

You will hear from me soon (latest beginning of next week) about the commission
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Kanukling Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is great! :la:
Thank you for you time in doing this.
It's very inspirational.
I'm going to practice everyday
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EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Very enjoyable and interesting read :)
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Manu-G Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Me ha llevado mi tiempo, pero lo he leido todo.
Ahora, un par de preguntas.
He leido que nada de colaboraciones, supongo que te referias a nivel de aqui en deviant. Pero si fuese algo mas profesional??? Para una editorial o fanzine??? Tengo ideas, pero dependen de muchos factores y no quiero tampoco presionar a nadie a nada (no soy quien para hacerlo XDDDDD).
Y vas a hacer un volumen gordo de The Wanderer??? Lo publicaras para UDON (puesto que la historia corta salio en VENT, no???)??? Espero mas noticias.
Un saludo y gracias por compartir tu tiempo y experiencia.
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GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
oh claro que si, pasa que de tiempo voy algo corto en comisiones y trabajos y prefiero no comprometerme en proyectos que quizas no podre dedicarle tiempo como trades o request.

con wanderer si, en eso estamos :)
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Manu-G Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hombre, al menos se que si tuviese que negociar contigo, lo haga cuanto antes XDDDDD.

Y creo que la semana que viene me llega todo el pedido que hice (en verano se retrasa todo mas...), hare una critica descarnada y cruel cuando lo lea XD.
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Ahhh, well I am indeed curious about your pricelist...
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