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Since many people keep asking the same questions about my painitngs, over and over and over, making me want to punch them on the face, I'll answer them all here, and leave it here for a looooong time.

Q: Hey, do you use 3D on your paintings?
A: No, I paint them, that's why it's called painting.

Q: I don't believe you make these from mind, you liar! You overpaint them!
A: Sometimes I use photo references, but I NEVER overpaint photos, I think that's lame cheating.

Q: Help me, I try to paint, but I suck hard on it, and I am too lazy to practice and study, give me a magical solution to paint like you!
A: Sorry, I'm no magician. If you want to paint like me (shame on you, there are so many better digital painters than me around, you should want to paint like them, not me!) you have to train, and study. I did not learn to draw and paint out of nowhere, I do it since I was a little kid, so I can't just go telling you how to become good in a fast non-time consuming way.

Q: What about those textures? How do you make them? I'm sure you use 3d, you freaking liar!!
A: Again, I don't use 3d. Whenever I see a nice pattern of texture, I take photos of it. I ave a huge bank of textures, most of them I made, some others friends made and shared with me. You see, the texture are the only stuff that's not painted, it's photographed.

Q: Hmmm, can you share your textures with me??  
A: No, I can't. Go make your own textures, it's way more satisfying.

Q: Which brushes do you use? My brushes don't look good on my paintings like yours do!
A: Mostly I use the default rounded brushes from photoshop, with some tweaks. An also I have a huge collection of brushes I made my own to specific situations like smoke, dust, shining, hair, etc.

Q: Can you share your brushes with me?
A: No, I can't. If you use someone else's brushes your work tend to become a lame copy of this someone's brushes, in my opinion, because my brushes works for me, for my needs, many of them may not even make sense for most of the people. I recommend people to experiment with the brushes and make ones that work for them specifically.

Q: Why don't you make tutorials?
A: Because I don't really have the time or the will to keep track of all the steps I've made on a work, since I don't really have a predetermined set of actions to doing my paintings... plus, I keep saving all the time and lose old steps...

Q: What tablet do you use?
A: I use a Intuos 3 tablet. But really, that won't make a lot of a difference, I know people who are way better than me using a Bamboo, or a crappy Genius tablet.

Q: What software do you use?
A: Photoshop.

Q: Do you take requests?
A: If by request you mean making a painting that takes me the whole day or more, of your original character I may not even like, and else, for free, then the answer is NO. I don't work for free.

Q: Hmm, ok... do you take commissions, then?
A: No, i don't take commissions.

Q: Whyyy?? A lot of good artists take commissions!!
A: Well, go ask for them to do it, then. You see, I make a living out of my work, and I have to make money to pay my bills, and the DA is not the best place to make money. I work as a freelancer motion designer, and frequently my free time is very little, so there's no time to do DA commissions.

Q: You... you are greedy capitalist pig!
A: Sorry, unfortunately world works that way, I have a life, I need to pay for it.

Q: Why do all your girls look a little asian?
A: I can't answer that. But I like asian girls, perhaps that's the cause.

Q: Why do you only paint girls?
A: Wrong, I do paint guys, I just don't post them here ;)


I thinks that's it for now! When a lot of people starts to make the same new questions repeatedly I'll add the questions to this faq.
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Leandro Franci
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Sno2 Feb 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Great art ;)
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Rob-Satanta-K Feb 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet painting, wish there was more more more here to drool over. And your FAQ made me laugh!
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I love your Sailor Moon Art!
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aXel-Redfield Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty girls
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kit-kit-kit Aug 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!^^
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kademorton Jul 28, 2013  Professional Writer
How's things Leandro? Have you seen the little project I've got running? immortalgamecomic.com/archives…

I also wanted to get in touch with you regarding a project. Is your email still the same?
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Cold-Harbinger Jul 20, 2013
dear Leandro , you might not know it but your art has been a great thing in my life , be it in moment of depression it cheered me up or moments of contemplation it gave me ideas and much more that I would love to mention ,
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EwertonBernardes Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Parabéns Leandro, seu trabalho é incrível!...Já havia visto o desenho da Marin há um tempo e só agora descobri que é seu...Vi seus outros trabalhos e fiquei ainda mais impressionado com seu talento...Vou mostrar pra todo mundo que também curte arte digital!
Muito bom cara! 
Parabéns!
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:iconexeryus:
Awesome style!!!
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ElfBean May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! I wish you the best of health, happiness, prosperity and creativity!
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bluehazerd May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:airborne::party: happy birthday :party::airborne:
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Happy, Happy Birthday!!!
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Hex-Sk8erGirl May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Drekrief May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! I wish you lots of presents and positives stuff. :cake:
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DarkDragon247 May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-Day! :squee: Enjoy it! :woohoo:

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! :squee: Genieß ihn! :woohoo:
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Happy Halloween, man!
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GottaGoG2G May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! Your art is so beautiful! :D
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! ^_^ :w00t: :party: :cake: :boogie:
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Tsukiiyo May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday :cake:
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Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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Happy B-Day!
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Happy :cake: Birthday! :) :party:
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bloodsplach May 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday ;)
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