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FAQ! (PLEASE READ)


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 so...it 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:
LINK

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.

WHY U NOT UPDATE FAST ENOUGH???
You try going to medical school and tell me.

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Got myself a Redbubble Shop!

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 7, 2014, 9:29 AM


I've always wanted to sell merch based off my art and now you can buy them as posters, tote bags, stickers, and more!

Please click thru the image or go HERE to check it out. And I will slowly be adding more stuff in the future so don't be too disappointed by the relatively small selection.

I'll be adding more things too!

As I mentioned back in my last journal entry, I have also been doing a few side projects that may or may not be posted here. One of the stuff I do want to post about is Paper Shadows, an indie game for which I work as an artist. You guys should totally sign up for the demo and give the team feedback!

Thanks for reading :>

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


Thank you!

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ky-nim
Kylee
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

PS: PLEASE READ THE FAQ WIDGET ON YOUR LEFT BEFORE YOU START POSTING QUESTIONS!

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

68%
747 deviants said YASSS
32%
344 deviants said no

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Hi!
Tue Oct 7, 2014, 8:39 PM
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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
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:iconvcom741:
Vcom741 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I feel like I should re-read your comic for the 3rd time, it's that good.
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Grassfur Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god I just found your comic yesterday and I can't stop reading it nao
*eyes glued on screen*
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Blazethecat321 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
ovo


May I commission you-- uvu?
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:iconky-nim:
ky-nim Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ye! Just email me
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kitfox12 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
i love your comic it made me cry when jordan died. even though i ve thought about things like that seeing it hurts more  .... it makes me go back through all my Pokemon games and just wonder and play with my pokemon you know.... consider me inspired by you..! :D <3 
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ky-nim Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad my work made you feel that way :D Thanks for your kind words.
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:iconvcom741:
Vcom741 Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago
Why did you flag my comment as spam (honest question)?
(And if you found it stupid, really, am I wrong? You are at a degree of popularity where everyone in the Pokemon Community is talking about you. I was just commending your popularity)
(Seriously, sorry if I offended you).
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ky-nim Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Last time I checked, calling all of my readers as "stalkers" (I'm sure to some degree a few are, but none have threatened me) and then commenting "whelp, that's what you get for being popular" isn't a compliment. It's condescending and offensive.
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Vcom741 Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago
"facepalm to myself" I thought I wrote creepers like the last guy/girl. I am getting more and more stupid online. Sorry. I meant to say that about the people who were saying to you about "getting you out for a coffee" or stuff like that. Sorry again. Can you unflag it, and I'll edit it?
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ky-nim Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dA won't let me unflag comment for some reason, and regardless, the editing isn't necessary. You explained your comment to me, and I understand what you were trying to say before; consider that issues settled.
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