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LET´S F.A.Q.

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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:iconpharaonenfuchs:
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 aŮos 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 vocÍ ť do Chile? Putz achava que vocÍ 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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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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