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Over time, I have gotten several questions that were asked so often that I felt the need to write this up. As much as I love answering questions, please refer to this FAQ before you ask me something! If you ask a question that is on this FAQ, I will literally just tell you to read this. So read up before you start typing.

Thank you!

What art program/tablet do you use? What fonts? Brushes?!?!
I use Photoshop CS5 for a majority of my artwork/gifs. I sometimes use Pencil, MSPaint, and online art programs. As for tablet, I use Wacom Intuos3

For fonts I generally use some variety of "Century Gothic". But in my comics I use "Anime Ace" for speech bubbles and "Gills Sans MT" for titles.

This is my brush setting for lineart: [LINK]

What size are your nuzlocke comics?
I don't have a set length but I do set the comic width to be 700 px wide. Length can vary from 7000-10000px. And some comics I go by paper dimensions. Sadly the dpi for the comic files are not print-size...

How long does it take to draw your comics/art/etc?
Doodles usually take a few minutes.
Nuzlocke comics take 5-7 days (provided I take about 5 hours a day to work on the strip). Artwork can vary from 1-6 hours or more.

During med school though, I barely have time to get in even an hour of drawing might take weeks to produce a comic strip.

Can you draw something for me? Art trade?
Unless I feel like it and you are a close friend, I will NOT take any requests. This also applies to trades. I rarely take many of these because I simply do not feel like drawing them (there are also trades that are never fulfilled, etc). But I DO take commission fairly reliably.

To see the status of whether I will take trades/requests/commissions:

Please give me some art/comic tips?
I use a lot of the stuff listed HERE. But I guess these are my general tips (not an expert so take it with a grain of salt).
  • Study the hell out of the things you want to draw: Like drawing Humans? Animals? Cartoon characters? Anime? Look up some reference pictures and photos (photos are better) and practice drawing different kinds of whatever subject you wish to draw. It will not always come out nicely at first and will be hard. But in the end, you will get the hang of it and utilize those skills developed during practice to draw other things.
  • Synthesize your own style out of others: There is no harm in copy and mimicking styles because you like them but you will probably deviate from those art styles and end up with your own. That might seem very disappointing but over time you will incorporate different things into your style (as rudimentary as it might look at first) and get something you will be more or less happy with.
  • Plan comic/art/projects out: You can make short spontaneous lolcomics all the time but for more longer projects, plan things out. Make scripts or plot blurbs; write out/design your character and possible development plans; thumbnail your strips or have a distinct plan before starting. And even keep a schedule for comicking. Little organization things will keep you sane and help you chug along.
  • Keep an open mind: Despite having certain expectations on what you want in a picture, your hands might not be able to produce exactly what you want; and that is okay. Your mind's artistic vision might be far more advanced than your artistic skills, which will challenge you and hopefully spur you to improve. Just keep that in mind and don't be disappointed!
Can I critique your work?
You are always free to provide me any feedback on any of my drawings. You can send those via comments and/or notes. Depending on how relevant it is to what I want to accomplish art-wise I will consider them.

THIS DOES NOT MEAN I WILL WRITE A REPLY TO EVERY CRIT I GET. And a work that has already been posted will not necessarily get re-drawn based on the feedback on get unless I really feel like a work is really really flawed and unviewable. (I occasionally delete works off my gallery as well).

What is Nuzlocke?
Look here [LINK]

Do you play nuzlocke via cartridge or emulator? If emulator, what kind and where can I get the roms?
I play all my nuzlockes on an emulator, generally I go for Desmume. (I used No$GBA for Diamond and the rest on Desmume)

As for finding the ROMs, I usually get them through friends. For instance, my White game was given to me via an expired megaupload link. But TBH just look through the torrent sites for the ROMs.

Give me some Nuzlocke game/comic tips!
For game tips, check this thread: [LINK]
For storyplanning tips: [LINK]
For drawing tips, just refer to the previous art tip question before.

Can you add more [IDK SHIPPING/CHARACTERS/OTHER THINGS] in the comic??
No, I already have the script planned out and I do not plan to change it. All the ships are a lie

Can I draw/write about your ocs/nuzlocke characters? Or cameo them in my comic?
Please do it! And link it to me so I can see it...I really appreciate when people draw my characters.

Do you script the Nuzlocke while you play or after you finish?
I do all the plot stuff AFTER I finish playing.

Which Nuzlocke runs do you read/follow? Can you read my comic?
I kinda drop and add runs so I don't have a concrete list of runs I follow. I also cannot guarantee that I will read your run because I am a busy person.

Do you plan to do a _____ Nuzlocke?
No idea. I'll announce a new run or whatever when I feel like it. I have PLAYED more nuzlockes than draw them out but I am not sure if I want to draw all of the nuzlockes I have played.

Can I be cameo'd???
I do not do cameo requests (unless I state it in my journal). Please stop asking.

You try going to medical school and tell me.


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Journal Entry: Sat May 24, 2014, 5:33 PM

Hey guys! Missed me?

I FINALLY FINISHED MY USMLE TEST TODAY!!!! It was an awful 8 hour exam that I hope I don't have to ever take again. 


Anyway, other than that...I actually am furiously working on the next update so I WILL have something you guys can enjoy before I head to ANIMENEXT in June I will be going with RitsuBel to chill :)

If you want to meet up with me or whatever, let me know! I like to give away sketches and stuff if I see online peeps hahaha


PS: If you want to commission me, please refer to this link!

Thank you!

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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
A person dabbling in art/comics. Definitely not a professional artist.

Korean, MD/PhD student.

If you have any inquiries, please note me or email me: kynimdraws [at] gmail [dot] com


If I actually did a contest for people to design a gijinka for FART (the Stunfisk), would you participate? (Prizes TBA) 

694 deviants said YASSS
318 deviants said no



i am doing a white 2 nuzlocke and my 3 favorite pokemon died and i dont know how to deal with it he was a wierd yet awsome member
Mon Sep 8, 2014, 9:25 PM
that webcam thou
Mon Sep 1, 2014, 4:13 PM
when i find a shout i do this NEIAHHHHHH SEEEEEE!!!!!!!
Thu Jul 31, 2014, 3:15 PM
I love Nui lol.
Thu Jul 31, 2014, 1:29 PM
Tue Jun 24, 2014, 6:02 PM


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MelroseAvalon Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I just want to say I'm a really big fan of yours and I've been planning on making fanart but I think it's kinda hard, but I'll try anyway ^^ you're a really inspiring person!
MikuChan12345 Featured By Owner 17 hours ago   Artist
nice artwork!
Slowpoke-Tails Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks to your awesome art inspiring me, I'm planning on getting a drawing tablet (planning on getting the type you use), for Christmas. I'm going to practice drawing on there for a few months, and might even do some fanart of your white nuzlocke's characters. I just want to let you know how awesome I think you are, and you've really inspired me to get back into the whole drawing thing.

P.S: I'll send in that commission in a few days, most likely. ;3
ky-nim Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!! And thank you for thinking me as an inspiration.

PS: Cool!
NintendoLover105 Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Student General Artist
I'm not asking you for anything, but I wonder if you have any plans of writing a comic series based on PKMN X and Y.
ky-nim Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No plans yet
darkrealmwalker Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Hello, I know you may not respond to this, but your work is very interesting, i have finished reading your univa mysteries comic, a very intriguing story, i do, however, have a few small questions, if you would be so can as to answer them
ky-nim Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! You should just post the questions but if they are too uncomfortable for me to answer, I won't.
darkrealmwalker Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I understand entirely, if i overstep my boundaries, let me know. What i wanted to know is, why have some of them die?
ky-nim Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I played a ruleset that makes faint=death. It's not "why I let some die" more like "they fainted in game therefore they are treated as deaths"
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