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I'm known as either starca, stellina, windystar, or just stela ^v^ everything that has to do with the stars its in my nicknames XD.

I'm from Albania and live in Greece.
I know well enough 4 languages: English, Albanian (of course XD),Greek (of course 2 XD) and Italian ^___^ and now I'm learning German by myself ^__^"

Fluent in Albanian Flag Stamp by xxstampsFlag of UK Stamp by xxstampsFlag of Italy Stamp by xxstampsGreek Flag Stamp by xxstamps (the order goes from the one that's easier for me to write XD) For all the rest I use google translate.




Author of Meeting Hearts Front Cover by starca , Dreams Of Real Feelings - front cover by starca , Sparkles Of Hope Front Cover by starca and Bota e Fantazise - CH1 Cover + patreon by starca

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I pay a visit to every watcher.

I return Llamas.

Current Residence: Greece
Favourite genre of music: anything is fine if the words are nice
Favourite cartoon character: Takeru Edogawa *v*
Personal Quote: if nobody helps me I'll do it MYSELF


Sat Feb 14, 2015, 4:23 AM

Frequently Asked Questions

It is not that I'm lazy to answer every time, but I thought it would be nice to put everything in one place ^^;

I'll just write some that come in mind right now, but I might add other question-answers in the future that might pop-up in the comments. So, if you're curious about anything related to my art or myself you can ask freely in the comment section.

1. What tools/program do you use?
I usually mention the tools I use in the deviation description. But in most cases I use the GIMP program with a wacom (intuos4 small) graphic tablet for digital art (animation included) and watercolor pencils in "any kind of paper" for traditionals.

2. Did you go in school "for this and that" or are you self taught?
I went in AKTO college in Athens for "Fine Arts". I'd draw mangas and some flip-book animations way before that. I didn't feel the school changed my art in any good or bad way. I mostly went there to have some kind of diploma.

3. Since when have you been drawing?
Since "forever". In preschool time I remember trying to draw the illustrations from my brother's school books (he's 5 years older by the way). Maybe it was then when I started loving both writing and drawing stories - which ended up to become "I want to draw mangas".

4. Since when have you been doing animations?
I think that the first flip-book animation I saw, was my brother's (when I was in first grade.)
I drew the first one in third grade maybe. I remember seeing the phases of a bird flying and a rabbit's jump in a school book. I took the 2 "key frames" from that and would draw several other "2 frame animations" to "play" with when I was bored in school.
Then with Sailor Moon, in 1995-1996, since I didn't have a video-recorder, I drew the different transformation/attack sequences from memory, and made some originals along the way too XD

5. How do you make your animations?
I also mention this in the deviation descriptions. I have these 3 tutorials for that:………

6. How do you make the animations to look so fluid?
The "secret" in that is to move the "objects" as little as possible (without a big gap in between). Also, even though I draw every single frame, the base of it is like a "stop motion" animation - in which I use parts of the previous frames and move them a bit every time. That helps in keeping the sizes the same throughout the whole scene.

7. Do you have any favorite OCs (original characters)?
Yes, I do. But they're still "unpublished" to the world. My biggest dream is to make them (and their story) well known some day.

8. Will you do free requests/art-trades/collaborations etc some day?
I want to. But before my OCs make their debut, I don't plan on giving extra time for that. For now, in first priority are the commissions (to survive XD) and my mangas (to reach my dream)

Requests are closed

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Collaborations and Art Trades are closed

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SophieL97 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Amazing animations :0
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Artagedden Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Guess who's just downloaded his own Gimp to do his artwork with,it's only little ol' me who just did.
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LadyTrisha08 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)
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3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're bad friend
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Artagedden Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
Do you think you could give some pointers on how I can produce fluid quality on my
computer and could tell me what programs I need to use do it?
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