Q - What kind of name is BleedingCrow?
Answer - I created this account back in 2002 when I was 15 years old. And no it wasn't because I was emo or trying to be morbid. I couldn't think of a name for the life of me. I came up with that name because on that day I found a baby crow crippled and bleeding in my backyard. Being a bird lover, I took the baby in and tried to take care of it. Later when I went outside I found that there were HUNDREDS
of angry crows surrounding our house, sitting on the telephone wires, the fence, our yard, our roof, in the streets, everywhere. They were cawing angrily and the baby inside cawed back for help. Terrified, I let the baby free and the adults came to it's rescue. True story, embarrassing name. I can't go back and change it so whatever.
Q - Can I be in your Monster Hunter Comic? Please?
Answer - Sorry, no. I only add close friends and those that I play with. Some rare exceptions!
Q - Do you play MH/MHF/MHF2/MHFrontier/MHP2G/MHU?
Answer - I currently do not play any MH installment
Q - Can you draw my character?
Prices - [link]
Q - Art trade?
Answer - It depends!
Q - Art request?
Answer - Only for close friends!
Q -When is the next Monster Hunter chapter going to come out?
Answer - It depends!
Q - Cino?
Answer - Cino is a fictional character I made when I was 5 years old. To put Cino in a nutshell.. he is a solemn, aggressive and sexually frustrated monster with an average body temperature of 200 degrees. Monster Hunter Cino does not go into this kind of detail!
Q - What programs do you use for your comics/art?
Answer - Wacom Bamboo tablet, Photoshop, Nothing fancy, I just use the regular brush tool with sensitivity turned on.
Q - What 3D programs do you use?
Answer - XSI, Maya, Modo, Zbrush2.
Q - Will you help us with our game production?
Answer - I'm always happy to donate 3D models and textures, but I'm only willing to participate in mature and organized groups with idealistic goals. Engine, modelers, programmers, riggers, animators etc.
Q - Do you like Anime?
Answer - Ironically, I hate
My comic has manhwa storytelling elements that is similar to manga but the artwork itself is mainly inspired by the artwork of Disney and Dream Works. I liked the anime from the 80's early 90's.. then they went overboard. Also, I'm not a fan of japanese style story telling/humor. My distaste for anime ten-folded once I finished 2D and 3D Animation in college. Too many bad experiences. I'm not biased against people who like anime, I just don't like it.
Q - You're Japanese right?
Answer - No~ I'm Korean and Irish
Q - Can you teach me how to draw?
Answer - There is no magic wand that will suddenly make you a great drawer. Take art classes in middle school, high school and go to an art college if you're really adamant about art. It took me 25 years to learn how to draw and even then I'm still learning. Understanding art is like understanding the world. Movement, anatomy, science, construction, color, light, mood and emotion, storytelling. etc.
Q - What can I do to improve my own artwork?
Answer - First of all, learn to draw life. Study figure drawing and anatomy. Learn what the muscles are and what they do. Only when you perfect life drawing can you succeed in believable cartooning and animation.
Q - Any helpful hints to us inspiring artists?
Answer - I am no teacher but I believe in working smarter not harder. Find shortcuts. Another important thing is to find inspiration. My inspiration is music, watching 2D animated films, playing amazing video games etc.
Find YOUR inspiration. Lastly, be unique. Don't be another copycat fanartist who only draws one style. Find a style you like and tweak it to make it your own. My style is a mix between Disney, DreamWorks and Korean Manhwa. Though finding your own unique style is important, it's equally important to sample a little of everything. Try painting, then water color, inking, sketching, cartooning, realism, surrealism and find out if you like something