Anonymous: It's so frustrating for me to draw Haru for some reason because even though he has the most simple hairstyle (goddammit Rin with your crazy hair) and usually keeps no emotion on his face it's still harder than the other boys. Am I the only one, and are there any tips you have? Thanks!

ahha i understand, deadpan but sexy face is quite a difficult task for me, i prefer drawing emotions, so you’re definitely not the only one who have troubles with such things x) also, for me it’s easier to draw long hair. when it comes to short strands my head sometimes goes mad cause you have to draw all of them separately from each other still looking natural. and i prefer drawing crazy hair instead of “simple” hairstyle, it gives you more..freedom? 

beef-jerky-eh: BRO YOUR ART ISSOFUCKINGGOOD

sachi-pon: i want to ask about artistic fear. now or in the past, have you ever felt nervous about drawing something? have you ever struggled to try to push yourself out of your comfort zone? have you had times when you doubted yourself? were there times you saw another artist who was better, and that made you lose confidence? because artistic fear is something i've been trying to learn more about. it's something that has hurt me before, but i am overcoming it. i wanted to get your perspective on this!

oh yeeea, fear is the first artistic issue - it comes with the blank page, and the only solution to the problem is having a try. so, answering your questions, it feels like every new pose i draw is pushing myself out of the comfort zone, and it causes doubts like “will i ever be able to draw it beautifully? or will it always look that shitty??” because first tries are generally awful. afterall galleries of famous artists can bring despair to your amateur soul :( i’ve mentioned already that the best receipt for me of avoiding artistic hopelessness is looking though popular galleries from the oldest to newest works. it may make you feel better: firstly, you see that no one can draw beautifully from the birth, and secondly, you understand that the beauty is gained less by a talent and more by intensive practice and patience - it’s the only way. so then you create a new blank canvas and push yourself to become better through hard work,  just like everyone does. 

nanchitte: Thank you so much for answering my previous question. You also eased my worries. I thought my learning curve when it comes to art was very slow :') I just hope someday I'll be able to draw more decent art, but not as great as yours ofc huehue)

oh, honestly i believe it’s a very complicated task to estimate whether you’re developing “slowly” or “quickly”: to each his own, and the only thing that matters in the end is the quality of your final works
i saw many brilliant artists who went through 10 or more years of developing. now they are hella good, so these years are never lost
keep up the good work ;)

Anonymous: i'm surprised you don't have marco for your 1/2 body commission picture

Anonymous: Wow. I started watching Free! because of your amazing artwork (both the night swimming and the one of them underwater), and I didn't realize yet that Makoto and Haru are best friends. The first episode kind of made me think that Haru thought of Mako as a bother, but then shit happened (aka episodes 5 onwards) and I was drawn in completely. When did you first start shipping them?

hehe that almost-kissing resque scene, right? it was all like

though i’ve started shipping them really in the 2d season :) in the 1 season i payed more attention to rin, who was suffering all alone and needed haru badly. but more than i love heroes who were once smiley and positive and then turned to lonely and angsty, i love only characters who continue to act like it’s all ok while feeling broken inside. that’s why i have a little crush on makoto in the 2d season, when creators finally decided to tell more about his personality, feelings about future and their friendship background. (still i want moooore..it’s never enough actually haha). and another reason why i kinda switched from harurin to makoharu is makoto’s silent acceptance of any choice haru would make no matter how it hurts him. whereas rin can come and go, being self-sufficient and acting on his own, makoto is always by his boyfriend’s side, even if he understands he is being left behind
even not talking about yaoi, such loyal friendship is beautiful

Anonymous: If you don't mind me asking, what're your main SNK ships?

1. eremika (it’s canon huehue i know (o ̄∇ ̄o)
2. jeanmarco (not less canon than eremica. i insist)
3. eruri (erwin and levi both are so powerful and strong persons, they suit each other like no one else could do. that’s kinda mature, durable relations that seem quite logic for me)
4.hanji x moblit (soo kawaii)
5.aruani (will they ever meet in the manga again?)

dyedfantasyworld: Haha no but you see When people tell you how awesome you are and you respond with "hah thanks but I'm not" people that can't draw as well as you will think "if this person sucks then I suck even more" and that'll just make both of us depressed so feel free to share what was wrong with your drawings to make mental notes ,please accept flattery, and be proud of what you draw and create because then you'll become better as it goes (: (summary) shut up you're brilliant

ahha well ok, due to your reasons only
thank you!

little-soldier-bodt: I legitimately screamed at your makoharu. Like a good scream. A scream of amazement.

ahha i’m glad my art is worth some screams of amazement 
thank you :)