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Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Greece
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.


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COMMISION INFO: starca.deviantart.com/journal/…

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Author of Meeting Hearts Front Cover by starca and Dreams Of Real Feelings - front cover by starca

Pixiv: pixiv.me/starca
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/thewindys…
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/11478115…
Website: windystar.awardspace.com/
Facebook: (tell me a reason before adding as friend) www.facebook.com/stela.canga

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
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FAQ

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:

starca.deviantart.com/art/GIMP…

starca.deviantart.com/art/How-…

starca.deviantart.com/art/Basi…

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




Commissions are open:
link






Collaborations and Art Trades are closed






  • Mood: Artistic
  • Watching: running man

Things To Do

COMMISSIONS IN PROGRESS:

:bulletred: Taking a break until the first week of August :meow:

If you want to commission me look: starca.deviantart.com/journal/…
If you're interested send me a note. Since there's been so much interest in my commission animations lately, I'll add you in a "waiting list" for now. Right now there's about 50 people in the waiting list (5-6 months wait).

If you have sent me a note before October, 2014 and I haven't contacted you yet send me a note reply.


*WHAT THE PERCENTAGE MEANS*
animation:
10% = I have created an idea in my mind, and have gathered all the references needed.
20% = the basic animation/movement idea is finished.
30% = 1/4 of the line art has been done.
40% = 2/4 of the line art has been done.
50% = 3/4 of the line art has been done.
60% = the line art is done.
70% = 1/2 of the coloring has been done (flat colors for flat colored anime)
80% = the coloring is done (shades for flat colored anime)
90% = it has a completed background (if it has a background)
100% = I've sent the final file.


image:
10% = I have created an idea in my mind, and have gathered all the references needed.
20% = I have made the first doodle sketch.
40% = I have started cleaning up some things.
60% = Half of it is done (If there's a background it is done at this time).
80% = Most of it is done. Adding final details
100% = I've sent the final file.

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:icontheaxewarrior:
TheAxeWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness, your art..  It's INCREDIBLE!!  I love your gallery!
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kouanto Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
THx for the llama!! :D I love your works! *.*
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colorful-emotions Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
Amazing animations you have ! ~ <3
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DarkArchmagus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Writer
Very cool! I love your gallery! Might even have to commission something one day!
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ninjakingofhearts Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I got something to give you.
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