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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 25


What program do you use?
SAI and photoshop elements 6
sometimes GIMP for animation


What do you use to draw?
Wacom Bamboo Tablet (model MTE-450) for drawing and an optic mouse for pixel art.
For traditional art, I use 0.5mm B lead, Pilot fineliner, sakura ink pens, drawn on regular copy paper or random sketchbooks
For colouring, I use Crayola pencil crayons, Staedtler marsgraphic duo felt pens, Crayola markers

What do you use to record speedpaint videos?
I use Debut Video Capture Software. It's free to use and download, and I record the files as .avi.
I compile the videos (very simple editting: speed up video, add captions and music) in Windows Movie Maker and upload to youtube straight from there.

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 (SAI)?
my brush settings are here!

My SAI Brushes by onisuu


Why are your brushes named like that?
Because I like making it a bit more fun to look at. XD
I change them from time to time :9
I know the brush locations and shortcuts so I don't need identifying names XD


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


Can you notify me when your commissions are open?
No sorry, I can't because it's not predetermined. 
Please subscribe to my journals to get the status updates in your feedback messages! :D
And if you're not using deviantart, you can always check {here} and see if the title says open/closed.

Inquiries for commissions can be sent via email if you're not a deviantart art user to onisuu@hotmail.com. For dA users, please Note me for commission orders.

What stabilizer do you use?
I use it at setting level 3-6, in SAI

Where else can I find you online?







onisuu @ gaiaonline
Any other account that uploads my work -- IT'S NOT ME.
Please contact me if you see someone else posting my work.


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 ^
I also like to break my art blocks by drawing Legend of Zelda fanart. That series gives me a lot of inspiration <3

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

Thoughts on styles?
There's the 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. A style CAN BE an identifier for the artist.

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 commissions in that style. 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

I think it's terrible when people produce "bootleg" products. They make art in a style someone else developed and sell it for cheaper. That hurts the artist you're copying, you know? Devaluing their efforts and experience gained over the years.

Just copying 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. You need to put your own initiative and creativity on the canvas! Put some of yourself into your art, not just a salad of everyone else's work! ^__^
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. 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! It's insulting when you deny what was done despite the clear evidence (overlays of both arts match up)


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 here 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
IMPORTANT: I consider art trades to be like commissions. If someone has finished their part, I consider that to be "payment sent". I will finish trades as soon as I can -- never prioritizing later commissions over the trade. If you don't consider trades the same priority as commissions, then don't bother asking me to trade. 

:star: If you want to trade art with someone, a REALLY bad way of asking is to start off with: "I don't don't think my art is equal to yours, 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!

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

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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Lanahx3 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
what do you think about collabs in general? ; v ;
I'd love to color one of your lines//hides forever
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onisuu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
awnn hehehe! I can upload some linearts next time! <33
is there a character in particular that you'd like me to draw? :D
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Lanahx3 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
gdhkagd I'm so happy >w<
How about...Seine? Or one of your Oc's in general, they're all so precious :iconlazycryheartplz:
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onisuu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
Ohhh I will try to make some good lineart of one of my OCs!! *7*// ♥♥♥♥
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cayechuu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! Mind if I ask something I couldn't find in the FAQ? What program do you use to record and edit your speedpaints?
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onisuu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
Ohh! I use Debut Screen Capture Software www.nchsoftware.com/capture/in…
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cayechuu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh thank you!
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mauuchi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
sorry if this was answered before but,
do you have any tips for drawing eyes? ;w;"
it's the hardest part of the whole drawing for me even though mine are pretty simple >.<
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onisuu Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Ohh it is helpful when sketching to draw a line where you want the eyes to line up, but if the face is not facing straight at the viewer, that line should curve with the shape of the face. You can also draw the top and bottom lines for the top and bottom of the eyes to line up with -- using guidelines like so helps you have appropiate sized eyes ^^ 
i usually draw the top eyelid and then the bottom, then I draw the coloured iris ^^ 
You can make the iris bigger or smaller to show different expressions like curiosity or shock ^0^ ))
And if you want to see how I draw my eyes and colour them, I have speedpaint videos if you search up "onisuu" on youtube (cosette L is my channel)
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mauuchi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
Amg that's actually sounding so appealing to try! *v*
i never drew using guidelines before, but now that i tried
it makes everything easier to fix ;w;"
its also a good tip to practice expressions >w< i love how you give them
to your chibis ;w;
and i definitely will! since i can
never catch your join.me's (oramtooshyjoincoughs) , it'll be
great to watch you draw ;w;

thankies a lot for the help senpai :iconuhuhuhuplz:
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Ask-TatsuoStriut Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
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
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
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
Oh, I see...
Thanks for your reply :D
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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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twilitmint 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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twilitmint 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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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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