Will you draw something for me for free? We’ll give you credit!
I am sometimes asked to do artwork free of cost for comics/games/etc, however I do not work for free.
Requests or art trade?
Sorry, I don’t do requests or trades.
What about commissions?
I offer commissions. Information about prices and what I offer can be found here.
Where can I buy prints of your work?
You can purchase prints (as well as ipod/iphone cases) of my artwork at Society6.
Can I ask you for drawing/painting tips?
Yes! I will try my best to answer any questions you may have.
What tools do you use for your digital paintings?
I use Photoshop CS5 (occasionally Paint Tool SAI) and a Wacom Intuos4 tablet.
What brushes do you use?
What tablet do you recommend?
I get asked this a lot. I always recommend Wacom. Firstly, because they are very good tablets, and secondly because I really have no experience with any other brand. If you’re just starting out, I would suggest getting a Bamboo or a small tablet of the Intuos models. I personally love my Intuos4 tablet and would recommend it to anyone.
How long does it take to finish a painting?
It all depends on the complexity of the painting. Detailed paintings take 6 – 20 hours. For my quicker sketches it’s around 1 – 3 hours.
Do you have any tutorials?
I don’t have any detailed tutorials because frankly, they take a long time to make. I have, however recorded the process of several pieces for video speed paintings.
Where do you get your textures?
How do you blend colors?
Slowly build up the colors with light pen pressure. My base colors are dark and I add highlights and lighter colors little by little. I don’t use big soft edged brushes because the colors will get that yucky, muddy look.
Do you use a soft or hard edged brush for shading?
I hardly ever use soft edged brushes. I use hard edged brushes for 99% of my work. The trick is just to use very light pen pressure and build up the the colors slowly.
What size do you start a painting as?
It’s important to paint at a high resolution. I usually start with a image size that is at least A4 format (300 DPI) or larger.
Can I use your art for personal use?
Yes. I don’t mind if my art is used for your desktop wallpaper, or printed out for yourself. Just don’t sell my art or claim it as your own.
Can I use your art for tattoos?
Yes! You don’t have to ask for permission to have my artwork tattooed on yourself. I’d love to see a photo of it.
Can I feature your work on my blog/website?
Yes, of course! I’m always happy to have my art featured on blogs/websites, as long as you link back to angelataratuta.com.
Can I use your artwork as reference?
Yes, you may use my art as a reference for personal use. Please link back to the image you referenced with proper credit (angelataratuta.com). I’d love to see the artwork you created!
What about licensing your art?
I’m not interested in licensing my work for use in signature tags or stock images.
How/where did you learn to draw?
I’m completely self taught. I’ve been drawing all my life. I started digital painting in 2007.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m a huge cinephile so I watch a lot of movies. I enjoy writing, playing the piano and guitar, reading, running. And I like making cute things with polymer clay.
If you have any questions about me or my artwork which are not answered in this FAQ, please do not hesitate to contact me.