Deviant since Jun 13, 2008 | Premium Member until Mar 25, 2015
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Name: My name is Samantha Gorel, but most people call me Mireielle here. I am a professional artist for SEARCH press, my first published tutorial book Manga: The Mega Guide is currently in production, but a long ways off. I enjoy making doujinshi in my free time (yaoi are my favorite but ive made others as well) My colour work is done mainly with copic markers and watercolours. My doujinshi are created with manga studio EX 4. Likes/Dislikes: Likes: PENGUINS!!!, plants/ nature, drawing, copics, my boyfriend, iced tea, all my fans Dislikes: animals or the environment being hurt, artists who ignore their fans Medium:All my work is 100% Traditional and is done mainly with Copic markers current Residence: Tempe, Arizona
Favorite Stuff: Favourite genre of music: Techno and Jpop Favourite style of art: manga, anime, traditional Favourite cartoon character: Yotsuba, Jing, Ororon, Mitsume( all from obscure mangasXD) Favorite Artist:Hakase Misuki, CARNELIAN, shingo nanami, Fuu Midori, Rioka, luleiyainmaElenathemperpep
What art materials do you use? Mechanical pencil w/ .03 lead Maxon Comic ink & brush for inking (0/2 kolinsky)/ copic SP multiliners Copic Markers ( I have both Sketch and Ciao) Iwata HP CS airbrush Strathmore smooth bristol, 300 series or Borden & Riley #234, 11" x 14" I cut them down to 8.5"x 11" , Maxon Manga Manuscript paper Paint brushes- kolinsky and squirrel are the best, but i use white sable the most.
Are you copic certified? Yes, I am
Where can I buy cheap copics? I buy mine from www.carpediemstore.com/. I suggest buying ciao if you are a beginer with markers and just want to try them out. A set of 12 is a good starting point, I recommend ciao because they are smaller and cheaper, but have the same tips and colors as the larger sketch markers do.
How long have you been drawing? I have been drawing and painting seriously for about 10 years I believe I started drawing manga in 6th grade.
Do you take request or art trades? i don't accept requests because I can't work for free, but I might be willing to do an art trade with friends and others of an equal level ^^ Just note me asking about it. You can also win a request by catching a kiriban of mine.
How did you get so good? The short and long answer is practice. But I can tell you, if you want to improve practice anatomy, clothing folds and shadows. To make any art better instantly don't draw it on lined paper, take a good scan/ photo of it so the white looks white and the lines look black and adjust this in Photoshop, crop the image so it focuses on the drawing, don't leave empty white space.
Will you critique/look at my artwork? Sure just send me a note titled "critique request" and ill check it out when i have time.
how did you customize your profile like that? I used this tutorial I used this tutorial gasara.deviantart.com/art/Pret… and the resources from the same person.
A list of all of my current commissions art trades, ect. so if i owe you art you can see how far i am. also just for my own reference. Listed in the order they need to be done, based on who ordered first. If you art waiting on art for me please be patient, you can ask to see a WIP at any time, just send me a note.