Friday, January 11, 2008


Tell me a little bit about yourself, about your life? Where did you go to school, and what classes did you study? What helped prepare you to become the artist that you are today?

Hi! Im Sao born October of 1983, lived in Pateros, Manila. During my elementary and high school days, I tried public and private schools, and I'm currently an undergrad. lol [but I'm on it right now -- finishing it]. My first college was in the province, Cagayan valley to be exact. I tried BSIT [yea-yea information technology] because there were no FA courses that time, but I was also no good for computers, then I transferred into an interior design course studied for 3 to 4 years, then gave up, went back to Pateros. I miss my home! D:>

I probably didn't take much to living in the province that's why I decided to go back were I was, I loved drawing since I was 7? And at first, my mom was against me drawing manga/anime. So that's that. Well, I guess, that was the start? ahahaha. ^^;;;;

What inspired or convinced you to become an Artist?

Hmm...I don't really know, but what I think before is that my friends in Manila were already leaving me behind because I was stuck in the province. ahahahah. [not a good thing though...] Anyways, I think it’s when every time I see a good artist and people are already ahead of me -- I was thinking, man, there’s a lot to catch up on. ^^;;;

What is a typical day for you, and who are the people you work with?

A typical day for me is everyday - meaning when I’m always at home, either, sketching or playing games or with my dog and sleeping. I’m not such a bum yea? Well I never actually worked with somebody except when I worked with my friends in Funny Komiks and Neo. [rex, pchan, jack, etc-etc~!]

What are some of the things that you have worked on?

Hmm, I tried working for Funny Komiks every summer [only] when I think I was 17-18??? Then contributed to Ground Zero comics for their 2nd issue, and worked for Neocomics for almost a year. Currently, I’m taking Deviantart commissions just to relax and give myself a little stress. Just kidding.

How do you go about illustration, what goes through your mind, from start to end?

My mind? I think most of them are adventures and fantasies, games then I make a story of my own, then "Hoola! I have another OC!" xD. I think that’s all.

Could you talk about your process in coloring your art (if at all), as well as the types of tools or media that you use?

I actually start with manual inking or penciling, then have it scanned if I wanted to color it in Photoshop. When I color, I use a mouse, since I didn’t have a tablet before [now I have 1 but I dont use]. If not the pc, color pencils are good - same methods with manual coloring actually. I start to color the skin then clothes then the hair then etc etc! xD.

What are some of the things that you do to keep yourself creative?

I try to look to some of my favorite artists, browse images that they have then keep it back then I start to draw, I never copy really, I mean, I wasn’t good on copying pics or other arts, usually my references are only for inspirations. Except when I’m doing fanart. ahahaha! Sometimes, I play games with "good stories", watch anime[rarely], and games-games-games! I’m a bum now. T_T;;; lol.

What is your most favorite subject to draw, And why?

Adventure! Everything about journey in life and one discovering true strength or power! And some slice of life things, well, its a part of me~! x3. Who are the top illustrators whose works excite you the most? Oh man! ahaha I have to tell this I guess. ok! Park Jeong Hoon, Kim Sera, Dmyo[cherrypin], Kubotite. What are some of the neat things you have learned from other artists that you have worked with or seen? Nya0! ahaha! I think its the face? Clothing and sketchiness. Length of body? Nyao! sorry... I dunno. -_-;;;

What are some of your favorite websites that you go to?

Deviantart, GaiaOnline, MangaRevolution, SmackJeeves, Cherrypin, Seed, Kim Sera. I think that’s all. :D.

What wisdom could you give us, about being an Artist? Do you have any tips you could give? would never hurt to try. Positive! Dream! Forward! Practice ALWAYS makes perfect~! :3.

If people would like to contact you, how would you like to be contacted?

Note me at DeviantArt, you can also mail me at sao.chan [at] yahoo [dot] com.

Finally, do you have any of your art work for sale (sketchbook, prints, or anything) for fans of your work can know where and when to buy it?

Nothing really, but I’m planning to publish a book, no funds yet though. -_-;;;


Thanks for the feature~ God bless and Hugs to All~ =^3^=

What would you do with 3 million pesos?

hmm... 3 million?
hmm... 1m to dad + 1m to mom + 1m to me [savings, etc etc. lol] = 3m! xD. whee!!!

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