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Journal Entry: Mon Oct 29, 2012, 10:50 AM






How long have you been drawing (digitally)?
Since 2006!

How old are you?
I'm 24

What program do you use?
SAI, opencanvas 4, and photoshop elements 6

What do you use to draw?
Wacom Bamboo Tablet (model MTE-450) for drawing and an optic mouse for pixel art.
I use 0.5 B lead for pencil drawings. It's so soft and feels GOOD on the paper *___*

How did you find your style?
tips by onisuu
I found my 'style' by drawing often and making changes gradually to reflect my preferences (cutesy, big eyes, shortish torsos, bigger hands/feet) and practicing on increasing the range of things I enjoy drawing.

I think you have found your 'style' when you are happy with your art and can keep it fairly consistent. I love to juggle multiple 'styles' at once to keep myself interested in drawing. :3
Here's a bit of a timeline map for my chibies and regular art:

Chibi Style Change 2010-2013 by onisuu Art Changes 2004-2013 by onisuu

Do you have any tutorials or tips?


What are your Brush Settings?
my brush settings are here!

My SAI Brushes by onisuu


Why are your brush names named like that? (often asked in stream XD)
Because I like making it a bit more fun to look at. XD


How do you open a second window in SAI?
Go to the menu and click View > New


Can you tell me when commissions/trades/requests are open?
No, I can't because it's not predetermined. 
Please subscribe to my journals to get the status updates in your feedback messages.

What stabilizer do you use?
I use it at setting level 3, in SAI

Where else can I find you online?
These are all my online handles:

onisuup on tumblr
Onisuu on YOUTUBE

My Weebly (unendingtales)
My art blog on wordpress
photobucket (nisuu)
onisuu on pixiv
onisuu @ facebook
any other account that uploads my work -- it's not me


How do you get inspired to draw?
I just draw what I want, when I want. XD
This way, I'm always enjoying the drawing process. I like to draw challenging things, with many details. Sometimes I am only feeling up to drawing something simple.
I get inspired to make my OCs from thinking of random themes or sets of objects to base them on. I also like to conjure up snippets of stories (that I never quite flesh out, but it's enough to get my drawings going) ^ w ^

Are you open for commissions?
Please check my front page for the current art status. Keep an eye open for journals that announce opening slots. ^^b
Prices are here: fav.me/d5je9y9

Thoughts on styles?
There's the prevalent statement that nobody owns a style, especially since they don't have a copyright over it. Granted that is true, I do think people can develop a signature look for their art, such that it becomes recognizable to other people and distinguishable from fellow artists' work. It reflects their personal preferences and sense of aesthetics.

I am proud of how my art changes over time. Once my art changes I don't have the desire to change it back to how it was in the past, because I would feel a burden of trying to draw in a certain way that I don't enjoy any longer.

As for people emulating the styles of other artists...I think it's totally fine and a good part of learning and exploring techniques in drawing and colouring.
But, I personally feel cheated if someone copies exactly how I draw and sells that for commissions. C'mon, try a little harder, and develop something that you are proud to offer to others! :') You can attract more people if you offer something that is special. <3

Being able to just copy others does not lead to growth as an individual artist. You have to take bits and pieces from your inspirations and then mix these with your personal tastes and experiments. It's really a great feeling when you can produce a drawing and be able to say -- hey, this shows what I like to draw and paint. And wow, with the help of the visual inspirations around me, I can make something that still feels individualized and has a spark of uniqueness that I bring into it.

I just feel that artists are meant to be producers of creativity and novelty, not just mirrors of things that already exist. ^ u ^

however, I have ZERO tolerance for tracers and people who use my art as a base. There is no reason for anyone to take another person's work as a shortcut.


If you are caught red-handed, don't insult the original artist and say it wasn't traced when you know in your heart what was done. Own up to your action and strive to work harder next time! 

Below are two examples of traces. In both cases when I talked to the people, they denied that they traced, but the evidence is clear! It bothers me greatly when they do not admit what they have done when it's so obvious. OTL
Don't be that person -- it insults your own intelligence as well as the artist whose work was traced 


Don't trace my art by onisuu



Can I request something?
Maybe! I may take requests at the end of a join.me stream if I have time.
However, please do not note me about requests, or ask in the stream for free art unless I initiate the offer. : )
Also, birthdays don't mean too much to me (I don't celebrate mine). Please don't ask me to draw a gift for you. I will do it of my own volition if I feel like it and have time.

What are your prices for commissions?  
See this fav.me/d5je9y9 for the styles I offer and their prices.

Can I art trade with you? (art trades are closed atm!)
Please wait until I post a journal about my interest in looking for art trade partners!
I am picky about character designs -- details, unique traits, colour schemes and distinction from other people's OCs are the factors that I consider. I also consider if I like your art style and whether there is something magnetizing/novel/unique about it!~ <3
Also, I consider art trades to be like commissions. If someone has finished their part, I consider that to be payment made. I will finish trades as soon as I can -- never prioritizing later commissions over the trade.

:star: If you want to trade art with someone, a REALLY bad way of asking is to start off with: "I don't really like my art, but would you..."
This shows lack of confidence and will make the other person automatically doubt your abilities. If it's the case, go practice more until you can be proud of your arts! Then, you are more ready to trade with others.

:love:

Can I draw you something?
Sure! I love getting art as much as the next person, haha!
Here are my Original Characters

Do you have favourite artists on dA?
Sure I do! Here are some of them! ^ w ^

WhiteFoxCub Split-Heart Rin54321 ichigo-tan okyi Sui-yumeshima plantisoy Xamag SavvySleeves gawki xephia 253421 erebun Mujinai megatruh yocco ani-r Phobs GotNoJobPascalCampion Kutty-Sark mintchoco Lingrimm  Vekke Jotaku Hinausa
Bisparulz Chaotic-Muffin ELK64 nekozneko Jumpix MBLOCK Wavesheep naseu  
I always love to see their uploads! They have beautiful ideas and execution ~ ^u^

What textures do you use?
These are my favourite ones to use:
Paper Texture 2 by Insan-StockWatercolor Painting Texture by Enchantedgal-Stock

PEACE AND ART FOREVER!!




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:iconask-tatsuostriut:
Ask-TatsuoStriut Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student Artist
your awesome
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onisuu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Wahh thank you! ^___^
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Ask-TatsuoStriut Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student Artist
np
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CrystalCobwebs Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so cool!
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onisuu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
*chuckles* omgosh thank you!! XD
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LuitenantYunaTeMe Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o3o do you have a link to you customized ver of sai? where i can download
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twist-to-unlock Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, onisuu! I'm in love with one of your works, (the set of pokewitches) and I was wondering if you were doing prints or something of it. I'd love to buy one, but I totally get if you don't want to. Thanks!! 
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onisuu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
aw thank you! ^__^ 
I'm thinking of selling stickers of them once I draw more pokemon! 8D 
hehe I hope that'll be something you'll be interested in ^__^
I could probably sell postcard sized prints of them, since the resolution is probably not big enough for something bigger XD 
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twist-to-unlock Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
any print of them i would buy!! I would love to support you anyway I can!! Thank you for replying!! :)
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ngakakpau Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hi, onisuu! Some people says that to draw digitally, you must have mastered traditional drawing.
In your opinion, do you agree with that statement?
Thanks before~ 
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onisuu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
I don't think it's necessary to master one before the other! with both mediums, you can learn drawing techniques and colour theory etc
i just draw for fun and whether it is on paper or on the computer, I have fun hahaha
that's all that matters to me :D

i definitely didn't master traditional drawing before going on to digital work hahaha
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ngakakpau Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh, I see...
Thanks for your reply :D
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:iconikizuna:
iKizuna Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2007 and I am 22!
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SkullVice Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I find it really cool that you started drawing digitally around the same time I have. I don't feel like such a late bloomer now. ;w; With technology always changing, it's good to have a solid foundation in that. I also dig the fact you love Legend of Zelda as much as I do. ;w; What was your first LoZ game you've ever played? O: Mine was Ocarina and it was my first game EVER.
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onisuu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
*high five* AW YEAH DIGITAL ART! <33 I feel like we're classmates or something since we started at the same time period XD
i just loveeee how you can play around with colours digitally, and alter them even more after you're done colouring XD

and fellow LoZ fan! yus! O U O))) <3
every time a new game is coming out I get so hyped up about it (but no one i know in RL spazzes as much about it as me so..fanart is my outlet for that XD *grins* )

Ohh ocarina was so great!! (except the great fairy ...*shiver* . o . !! )
I remember it was so hard for me to beat it when I was young XD
My first LoZ game was A Link to the Past ^__^
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SkullVice Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah that and the undo button. qwq God bless the undo button.

I REALLY enjoyed Link Between Worlds (I heard it is very much like "A Link to the Past") and I'm currently trying to beat it on Hero Mode. uwu It's been a challenge!

My favorite LoZ game is Majora's Mask. Hands down. And I absolutely LOVE the theory that Link is going through the Stages of Death conspiracy to that game. Second was Skyward Sword and third was Twilight Princess. 

LoZ is just...*melts.* perfection.
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XHoshisoraX Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hnng i love your style I especialy love the fact that you draw link *u* 
I have a question, how did you came up with your username?
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onisuu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
aww thank you! I am so glad to share my link fanart with everyone ahahahahah!! <33
*grins* XD
actually it's a bit of a mash up of onion soup XD <33
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XHoshisoraX Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha i wish i could do fan art, but everytime i try i fail :C but i wont stop trying!! :D

ahahah thats awesome!!! 
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Kinexuru Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Random thing to say but, not only do you have a wonderful style and FAQ, but you have really adorable handwriting! ; v ; b
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onisuu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
DOHOOHOOH thank you so much! ///w// <333
i think i can write my neatest on the tablet AHAHAH <3
fff which reminds me ... *burns notes from school* my most horrendous writing must forever be hidden from public XD
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twilit-darkness Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a really unique, pretty style *o* I love it <3
I can't develop a style of my own /D I don't think I'm half as good as I'd need to be to even deserve a style @_@
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onisuu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
omgosh thank you twilit! ;///u///;!!
ahhh dang gurl -- you can do it!! ^__^V
You gotta start somewhere and as long as you're drawing, you'll be heading down the road to your own style one step at a time! Really! 8D <3
I think my art has changed over the years and I never would've imagined what it would be like today, way back then ^__^))
and everyone develops at a difference pace so don't let that bother ya neither ;D <3

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twilit-darkness Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for all of the nice replies Q//A\\Q

Thank you ;v; I'm improving a little bit but I doubt I'll ever be as good as someone like you *A*
I use a lot of styles though >~< it's really hard for me to stick to one! 
But I think I'm going to try to develop my own style thanks to your advice ^^

I can imagine *A* I'm sure you've improved a huge amount! *-*;
Thank you so much for the advice and the inspiring words! QuQ)) :hug:
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Purple-Nightmares Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi! I was wondering, as I have seen during your livestream, when you draw, you have a big preview window. How did you manage to get that? I hope you get what I mean, it doesn't sound really clear to me...
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onisuu Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
ohh when you have your working window open, go to the menu and click on View > New : )
a new window with the same image will pop up and you can adjust the window sizes to see them both ^^b
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Purple-Nightmares Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh I see! Thank you very much!
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DebbyDingo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconadieuplz: WATCH ME STEAL YOUR STYLE~!
*flies away*
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onisuu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
:iconcryforeverplz: why you--- :iconsupertackleplz:
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:icondebbydingo:
DebbyDingo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I NEED THIS AMAZING STYLE-
WHY WON'T YOU LET ME HAVE ITT---!!
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Sekiru Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
staLKING INTENSIFIES 
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onisuu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
OH U!!! 
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Sekiru Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
/)//U//(\ Ehehh
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Aikuwo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Your so inspirational :iconbrohugplz: <33333
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onisuu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
oh my goshhhhshshsh you are too, ari!! I love you and your work! >/ 7 <)))) <33
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Aikuwo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
sh shhhh SHHHHH You're going to far :iconmiradafijaplz://kicked
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Purpleninja19 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
lol
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theamazingwrabbit Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh bisparulz is an amazing artist! :D

and haha i remember one time i asked how old you were and you said "in my 40's!"
silly oni~
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onisuu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
hehehe I totally love his designs and every illustration ahhh!! *7*

LOL how can you remember that
wahhh T w T))
it was believable ;D ;D 
ya know, with my maturity level fufu XD
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theamazingwrabbit Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah his stuff is so colorful, he doesnt waste any space at all :D

Idk thats just a random oni memory haha and yes you're so mature. youre also kind of motherly to your watchers, i find!
hey oni go to sleep~
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pepaaminto Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
i love what you said about styles
amen my brotha
/runs off into the night
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onisuu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
:iconasdfghplz: ahh pepaaaaaa!~~
heehee yesh! *7* 
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Minty-san1994 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for making this FAQ, it's nice to know a bit more about a talented artist such as yourself. ^u^)b
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onisuu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
awww my gosh~~ Q 7Q ))
thanks, minty! X//D
I'm glad it was a good read! XD
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Minty-san1994 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, you're welcome! > w<
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MadCatter15 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Omg i love Xamag toooo! She has a beautiful style and love her comic! *scarecrow is my favorite <3*

haha You tell em' oni!! No tracers! Whatsoever! >:C they're no-noes

I want to draw you something so badddd but i'm working on halloween stuffs right now ;-; 
ohohoh wait, who's your fav of your oc's? i have an idea~
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onisuu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
oh my gosh I've been refraining from reading her comic until  I can sit down and enjoy it all in one go XD <33
but yes!! I really love her characters and art style! It's so colourful and detailed and I love the attention she pays to expressions and backgrounds *u*)) so inspiring! <3

dawww oh gosh you really don't have to! ;; // 7//; just the thought is really sweet hehehe!! <333
I like to draw Seine or Poupourri a lot! ^Q^)) <3
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MadCatter15 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
XD oh i know it girl, i knowww i had to haha my curiosity :'I
It's so creative too! I've never seen a style like hers before, like it's gorey/creepy, but so cute and lovely at the same time ;u; I always wonder how she gets it done in such a short time with all the background detail : O it is, it makes me want to make a huge, detailed comic UAU

haha oh but it'd be a pleasure! <33 don't worry, it's not going to be huge or a master piece xD
Sweet, i was hoping you'd say those two, i love them QuQ :heart:
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angelchan27 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconpascalcampion: is one of my inspirations and favorite artist here in da too! i got giddy upon seeing his name xD
btw thanks for this. i've always wondered what texture you use because i can't find that paper-ish look that my drawings need. i also had problems with my style because i don't really have that trademark in my art. pascal campion once said in his journal that if you can identify the artist by just looking at his work, then you can say he succeeded and you pretty much accomplished that. more drawings to come!  :3
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onisuu Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
he's so wonderful! I love the huge variety of scenes and colours! they are like candid photos I love it so much!~~
Just carried away by the colours and expressions! <3333
thank you so much! <33
Ohh I did put my favourite textures in the FAQ at the very end! : )
You can apply them to your drawings by pasting on top of your drawing and setting the layer type to overlay or multiply, depending on the look you want. Also play with the opacity of the texture layer.
You can also try changing the colour hue of the texture with Adjustments and changing the hue/saturation <3
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