Artist Profile: itemilicious

hi lovely peoples~
Temi here :'D
I am so honored to be a part of Artist Cubby and also I would like to say thank you to Jen-chan for inviting me here >w< I'm became overly excited when I received the invitation!

Country: USA
Age: 17-18

Manga/Anime: Yankee-kun to Megane-chan, One Piece, Fairy tail, Fruits Basket, Dangeki Daisy, Card Captor Sakura, Anohana, APH, Shakugan no Shana, Nodame Cantabile, Bleach, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Beast Master and I also like ATLA and LoK
(those are the only titles i could remember >w<)

Favorite genres: sci-fi, comedy, action, and a tint of romance

Video games: Pokemon series, Ib, Ratchet And Clank, Need for Speed, and some other PSP games out there that I couldn't remember the titles >w<

Art Style: Digital and Traditional, but 85% of my works are digitally done C:
but i like sketching in pencil and coloring it digitally >v<

Favorite Tools: For Digital I use these three programs: Paint Tool Sai, Gimp, and Photoscape, and I am also very loyal to my tablet pen. For the traditional: I have a bucketful of random colored pencils that some of my relatives gave me last year and a couple faber castell pencils my sister got me. I rarely do traditionals because my scanner/printer hates my laptop TT^TT they have some unsettled issues.

About me: Hmmm, I've been drawing cartoon characters mostly when I was 9, but they are not that good, so I stop. But, then I got inspired by a schoolmate who won in a poster-making contest. So I decide to give it another try, and I ended up liking it. I have won a couple of poster-making contest on the later years. I was drag into the anime style by one of my best friends, who is one of the best anime drawer I ever seen, so I practiced and practiced to be just like her. It was very hard at first because I have no sense of proportionality (especially on the body aka anatomy xD) and I'm used to drawing Bugs bunny and Mickey mouse who doesn't poses any. Soon, My mom supported my hobby and bought me a tablet and the rest are history. People criticized my work a lot of time(mostly by my sister, she's very very straight forward haha xD) and it is sorta painful on my side (honestly, I'm a very sensitive person, but I always considered their opinion and standing point though.) but they became my motivations to keep improving! so yep that's my story~

I will try my best to share some techniques i have attained while I'm also still learning :3~
hope I can be a help to everyone *bows* and feel free to ask me about anything C:

thank you for reading up to the end~!