Hello guys! Considering the last time my FAQ was updated was MARCH 17TH 2012.............. I think it needed to be refreshed.
If you have any questions that aren't on here you may ask me, but please read them thoroughly before doing so. Thanks!
LAST UPDATED: April 20th 2014
Q. What's your real name?
A. Allison... but don't call me that ;;
Q. How do you pronounce Oshaikeuchi?
Q. How old are you?
A. I don't specifically give it out, but I am out of college.
Q. Where do you live?
A. Ontario, Canada
Q. How long have you been drawing?
A. Around 10-12 years
Q. Do you sell at any cons?
A. I go to Anime North, FanExpo, and Otakuthon almost yearly. I am working on expanding a little more out west.
Q. Can I purchase your manga at Barnes&Noble/Chapters/Indigo/etc?
A. Sorry no, but you can only purchase it through my personal store
Q. Please draw so-and-so for me?
A. I do not on any circumstances take requests! I have commissions open sometimes, so keep an eye out for them! (I am currently planning on opening them for June-July 2014!)
Q. Can you make a tutorial on ___?
A. I would love to have more time to make tutorials. Whenever I do, hair will be the first thing I'd like to tackle because people have requested it for years. ;; Sorry!
Q. Can we be friends? Can I have your MSN/skype?
A. As much as I would love to be friends and have chit chats with all of my watchers, I'm a busy girl ;; But please know I love you all!
Q. Can you check out my drawings and give me some tips?
A. This is another thing I wish I could help you all on. Sometimes (once-in-a-blue-moon kind of sometimes) I will review/critique art posted on my livestreams (as per request), but it's very hard to give so many individuals different advice when really it is all the same in the end.
What do you want to be able to draw good? Think about an artist you want to emulate, and think about why you like their art. Now, try think about what you need to do to learn those things and achieve that level. Learn things that will make your art better -- study light sources, anatomy, and different styles. Think about where and WHY you are placing your lines where you place them. These things may not seem appealing, but you will really benefit from them in the long run.
Q. When you start sketching something, do you have a general idea of how you want it to look (pose, theme, clothing, etc) or do you just start drawing and think it up as you go?
A. My strongest pieces conceptual-wise usually start with an idea ahead of time; but once and awhile a random sketch will turn into something alright.
Q. Do you have any other hobbies or interested?
I love fashion, singing, dancing, working out, cooking, and gettin high. Yup
Q. Where do you get all your clothes?
Q. I want to sell at my first convention and need some advice!
A. I got this question so many times, so I made an article about it on my blog, here! ^v^
Q. What programs do you use for your digital colouring?
A. Paint Tool SAI and Photoshop CS5
Q. Do you have to buy these programs? Where do you get them from?
A. You're SUPPOSED to buy them... ;;
Q. What tablet do you use? How much was it?
A. I use Wacom intuos4 medium, and it was $250. I bought it used.
Q. What tools do you use for lineart/colouring/blending in SAI?
A. I use the Ol Water tool to lineart/sketch in SAI. For colouring, I use the pen tool for filling, and the brush for blending.
My current ink settings:
Q. How do you colour your lines in SAI?
A. Set your lineart layer (must have ONLY lines on it, no flattened image with a white background) to preserve opacity. Then colour away.
Q. How big are your canvases?
A. Usually 5100x3300 pixels for printing size.
Q. What are your brush/blending settings?
A. I can't answer this because I don't have one set of blend settings. They are always changing. And I don't mean like "I use this setting for the eyes, and this setting for the face" I mean they change every tenth stroke or so. It depends exactly what I'm doing at that moment. Sorry! ;;
Q. What do you use to record your screen?
Q. What do you use to edit your videos?
A. Previously Windows Movie Maker, now Sony Vegas Pro 9.
Q. How do you record your copic videos?
A. Most of them are just my laptop screen tilted down (the webcam is internally inside the laptop) and looks down upon the drawing. Then I flip the recording in a editor.
Q. How do you speed up your videos?
A. Previously used the "double speed" feature on WMM, now I do it in Sony vegas Pro (I think you press shift or caps or tab or ctrl....and drag it to the left lol. I forget which one it is ;; )
Q. Where did you get your manga published?
A. I self-publish all of my books at local print shops.
Q. Where do you print your prints/stickers?
A. Prints are done locally. As for stickers I have used two suppliers, RockinStickers (vinyl) and JiMiAgency (paper).
Q. How do you come up with stories/create characters?
A. I don't make as many stories as I used to, but-!! I believe some of the most interesting characters are based on real people with real faults and real traits. So when I make an OC, I try to base it on someone I know and the way they think/their motives/points of views.
Q. What is your manga-making process like?
A. When I have a story, I making thumbnails for the pages (by chapter) and write the script when I'm making the roughs for the panels. Then I sketch the the pages according to each thumbnail, then ink, and tone.
Q. I'm selling at my first convention and want to know about making products!
A. I got this question so many times, so I made an article about it on my blog, here! ^v^
If anyone else has any questions I should add, please, ask away! >v<
Hello! My front page has been a little dead lately, so I'm going to liven it up with some great artists I follow! Some of them you may heard of, others are imo very underrated. That being says all the art is amazing, so please enjoy!
Absolutely breath taking watercolour-styled portraits, and the artist is only 20.
Beautiful girls and Korean fashion everywhere.
I am all over these colours & lineart~!
I looooove her style... it's so clean and fresh I could die.
A very good friend of mine; I will pimp her art 'til the end of time.
Her lineart is to die for and her style is moe level 10000000.
A cute and psychedelic style. I love the mix of these two, it always creates something unexpected yet great. Love all the colours too!
It's unfortunate she doesn't have much up right now + is on hiatus, but her style is really put together! I hope she comes out with more soon ~
This was the winner of my Fight Like A Girl contest I had earlier this year! Her style is so unique. It has a retro kind of flare. Plus, magical girls~!
I freakin bow to this girl u/////u Such amazing traditional art!! She is definitely on Arina levels. She has her own published manga, too!
An old and good friend of mine! The style reminds me a little bit of my (very) old style. ;v;
Hope you guys enjoyed and found some new great artists to watch! >w</
Hello guys~ this will be my final update on Fight Like A Girl.
All copies have been scheduled for send out and every person who ordered has been notified via email (psure to the email everyone paid with -- I'm using Storenvy's 'mark as shipped' notifications, but I think it's been being iffy; like people not getting their emails).
If you did not receive your email and are concerned, feel free to let me know with the email + name you ordered with and I will tell you when your scheduled shipping date was.
There is only one copy left that hasn't been sent out/notified; it is because I am waiting for a response (name is under Angela P -- if you are out there please get back to me~ otherwise I'll have to do some deep digging through my DA notes uuu)
Copies are still for sale here, although they are going much faster than I expected lol ;;;
Thank you everyone for supporting this project. I really hope you all are pleased with the book and the work I put into it. u////u
I'm very grateful to have such supportive watchers. I hope you guys will continue to support me and follow my upcoming work. ; w ;
Finally, all the books are in!! If you are following my Tumblr however you might've already seen all this hehh
I started packaging them over the weekend and am going to try and get all the pre-orders shipped out between today and Friday.
^This is the Monday and Tuesday shipment piles, but I have still so much more to go @ 7 @ ;;;
As I package everyone's order, I have been sending out emails to let every individual know the date of when their copy will be shipped. Please be aware that I have been sending these notifications to the emails of which you paid with.
If you have not received an email yet it means I’m still packing an processing your order (which I hope to complete by the end of tomorrow, by the way!)
As for as shipment times go, this is very important that everyone is well aware so no one thinks their package is lost:
-Packages shipped to Canada & USA will take 5-10 business days max, but it is not guaranteed so please allow some time after.
-International orders are the unfortunate long one; they will take 4-6 weeks to reach you (it was the cheapest method unfortunately, anything quicker is like $20+...)
Please be aware that once the packages leave my hands at the post office they are no longer my responsibility. I am not responsible for lost mail. That being said, I've never actually had a package go lost in the mail.
Now that is all said and done!! "Fight Like A Girl" is now fully up for sale in my shop, here! I will only have so many copies for so long and then I probably wont be getting any more printed since I am moving on in my artistic endeavours~ so now is your best chance. uvu
I will also be selling these at Anime North 2014, if you wanted to pick up a copy there~ u7u.
Thank you all ~!
So I'll be at Toronto ComiCon this weekend with my partner, !! I've been sharing my art tables with such an assortment of artists these days, it's really great.
Unfortunately, I will only be there Saturday & Sunday because I'm going to the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu concert in Toronto Friday. What a terrible date for everything to be lined up at.... @^@ Is anyone else going to the KPP concert??
I'll post pics and such * 7 * Hope to see you guys there!!
Full Colour/Perfect Bound
Size: Letter size (8.5x11)
56 pages on gloss paper
Price: $35 USD/CAD
25+ pages of unseen work
12 Guest artists
9 pages of bonus content (comics, sketches, and walkthrough)
These prices are for standard post only; if you are getting your book mailed internationally, it may take up to 40 days to reach you. If you would like a faster shipping option it is $8 extra, please let me know.
Note; I am not responsible for any lost mail! However, I have never actually had any problems with lost mail.
-Cash/check through mail (USD or CAD only)
★How To Order★
Number of copies:
Payment method: (cash or check)
Extras: (Signed copy, anything from my shop, etc...)
I will then reply to you with a full total and where to mail the cash/check. Replies may take up to 24 hours, please be patient, thank you!
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Feb 1st Update
The art book I am releasing at the end of the month is a magical girl fanart book, so obviously, the objective of the book is to draw magical girls! \^7^/ ~*
Please make sure to read everything thoroughly before submitting your entry.
- You can draw fanart of any of these series EXCEPT FOR: Kill La Kill, DN Angel, and any of the weird hentai on the list lmao
- This is a fanart book, so I am not accepting any original characters, sorry.
- You are allowed to enter fanart you may have previously drawn (only if they are the right qualifications)
- It must be in full colour
- With out without a background are both accepted
- You are allowed up to three submissions
- It can be done in any medium you like, digitally or traditionally
- The file must be 8.75 x 11.25" 300 dpi for printing (this comes up to 2625 x 3375 pixels) BUT your uploaded file does not have to be this large
- Please make sure you have the high res file available.
How to Join
- You do not need to upload the full res images, just make sure they are available upon request
- Your work in the artbook
- A free copy of said artbook
- An original sketch from me
2nd & 3rd
- Original sketches from me
Hello!! Firstly, sorry, I am actually editing an older journal to post this because I don't want to put my pre-orders off the front of my page ehe. So some of the comments don't match up > o >;;;
Sooo.. I had yet another surgery yesterday.
I wasn't even expecting it! I had a checkup planned yesterday to see how my pacemaker battery was doing, and the doctor told me I needed to have it replaced within the next two months before it dies.
(A pacemaker [via Wiki] is a medical device wired up to the heart that uses electrical impulses to regulate the beating of the heart. The primary purpose of a pacemaker is to maintain an adequate heart rate, either because the heart's natural pacemaker is not fast enough, or [in my case] there is a block in the heart's electrical conduction system.)
The doctor continued on asking me, "have you had anything to eat today?" in which I went.... "???"
I had only had two spoonfuls of yogurt that morning... and then she told me she was doing pacemaker operations that afternoon, and was able to get me in.
So I went in for a checkup and I came out from surgery with a new pacemaker. : | Ok then!
The worst of it (which was last night) is over. Unfortunately though, they needed to slice through my pectoral muscle to put in the pacemaker and now I'm having a rough time using my arm to do daily tasks u_u And it's quite painful.
Fortunately for me it isn't nearly as bad as what happened in January, and I should be healed in about a week. u7u I hope. hehe.
I hope everyone is having a good holiday!! I may be opening up commissions late next month ;;owo;; So keep an eye out for it if you're intersted. ///<3
PS. Thank you to everyone who joined the letter project. I had a really fun time with it. I still need to write up the letters tho, ehe.
Thank you everyone for entering! You're all sweethearts ; w ;
Something I've always loved is the idea of Christmas cards... but I don't know enough people to send out Christmas cards (LOL) so what I think is who would appreciate it more than my watchers. ^7^
Unfortunately I can't do it for everyone, so I'll do a draw for seven final people (I changed it).
The only rules are that you have to be comfortable giving away your address. xD; (You can live anywhere in the world.)
This probably seems ultra creepy, but it's not-!! I just want to spread the festive cheer and give something back to my watchers (something I haven't done in awhile).
What you'll receive in your Christmas package
-Hand written letter
The prints I'll be giving out are my portrait series prints (these are the only ones left in stock)~
It will end tomorrow night: December 19th, 10pm EST. ^o^
Good luck and Happy Holidays!!
So I have good news!! And bad news.. LOL;;
The prologue of my original manga is complete and up online, [HERE]
Just a little update about what’s been going on in my life lately! Since Idk, I haven’t been around. Stressuuuuuuuuuuu
I write most of my personal stuff these days on my blog, so if you have a Tumblr, you're free to follow me. (Actually most of this babble is shit I've pmuch already written in my blog LOL)
Lately, I’ve been trying to look for a job. I’m spending a lot of my time just kinda trying to get out and talk to people, approach others, take every chance I get, answer the phone when it rings, etc. Lots of things I never let myself do before (I am a very shy person; I have anxiety issues, etc). I think even just handing out the few couple of resumes that I have has given me even more confidence than I had two months ago. I may even have a potential interview! *o*;;
Something I've mentioned on my blog, is that currently I am working on an artbook. >///< I'm not going to reveal too much yet since I don't know the deadline of it just yet, but I'm working really hard on it!! o`7o Also, sometime in January, I will opening up a contest linked to the artbook, so stay tuned~ ////
If I have enough cash come pre-order time for the book, I may include a preorder bonus of some exclusive pencil cases, too. *o*; I’ll have to see!
Some WIPs for the project!:
Oh YEAH, and I am really, really, REALLY, REALLY into Florence + The Machine’s music. Like new favorite artist. The second album still needs to grow on me maybe, but omfg, I’ve listen to the first album ten times now. Absolute love!!! Jesus. I haven’t loved an artist this much since Ellie Goulding.
My favorite songs are……. lol, it’s hard because I love all of them.
Dog Days, Rabbit Heart, Swimming, Howl, Drumming Song, Cosmic Heart, Between Two Lungs, Falling, & Bird Song. Yesssssssss.
Thank you for reading. Daisuki to you all!
Hello, everyone!! So I've been thinking about it for awhile, but I'm finally re-releasing my colouring book digitally! \o/
After I think a month or so of set-up... I finally have 'Ocean & Ichi's Closet' running! x'D
Hi!! Today I'm pimping one of my friends and raising awareness towards a good cause~! Please check out my friends~!