about Tati MoonS
My name is Tatiana and I was born in May 1998. I'm a self-taught digital artist and I go as Tati MoonS! I mostly paint girls and women but you can find some animals and males in my artworks. I hope I can learn new skills and bring you new content soon!
A lot of people ask me about my art journey so I'm going to write a little bit about it so! I will also include media at the bottom of this page so you can see my old drawings (a very resquested thing!) ASAP.
Well, I can't remember when I started drawing, I’ve been painting since I could hold a pencil. When I was a child I used to draw a lot of Disney Princesses, the Bratz dolls and other of my favorite characters. My style was something closed to manga, since I was very influenced by Ghibli's films and Kingdom Hearts! But I always wanted to improve and reach a realistic style.
When I was around 12 years old, I wanted to become a clothing designer so I started painting my own original art while I created outfits for my girls. I also tried to practice and paint background but not for too long since I sucked at it.
In 2012, I got a Wacom Intous tablet for Christmas but I gave up because I found it really hard to use and because of school. In May 2016 I started using it again since I wanted to make my own t-shirt brand and become a tattoo artist, but I forgot about that and tried to find my own style and I painted what I consider my first digital illustration, 'Little Hardcore Mermaid'. Since then, I used to paint random days but it wasn't until June-July 2017 when I started painting everyday - and here I am!
I'm 19 years old.
How old are you?
Since I could hold a pencil!
How long have you been drawing?
Since June 2016
How long have you been doing digital stuff?
Paint Tool Sai and Photoshop CS6
What program do you use?
Wacom Intuos Art (small)
What tablet do you have?
What brushes do you use?
For Paint Tool Sai I use default one but most of them are custom ones, and for Photoshop CS6 I use default ones and Jonas de Ro ones.
Usually three while I am working on the painting, one for the backgorund, another one for the character and a third one for the new shades or lights. When I'm at a very advanced point of the painting I combine them all so I can get a better render.
How many layers do you use?
Usually! Especially when there is something I never painted before. I think using references helped me a lot, for example I never use references for hair or eyes anymore since I used to utilize them a lot, so now I know how hair and eyes works and I can paint them by memory.
Do you use references?
Not really; when I finished my studies at 16, I decided to go to art school before College, but I only did one of the two years since I did learnt nothing. So then I used my free time learning how to draw digital art.
Did you go to art school?
Maybe I'll go to a tattoo college or something - I would love to learn how to tattoo!!!
Are you planning study something related?
Every little thing! I am always keeping my mind with creative content stuff such as music, videogames, websites where I can see art or designs... I like using my DeviantArt and Artstation to find new art or artist! It helps me a lot.
What inspires you? Where do you find inspiration?
All the artists I follow on DeviantArt and Artstation.
What artists inspired you?
Practicing every day - I was always watching tutorials and timelapse videos but the true is that I never got better until I started painting everyday. Trust me!
What did you do to improve? How can I improve?
I don't know, I think style is something that comes along while you paint, and the more you paint, the more you develop your own style. You will find the way you like painting things and the rest is done!
How did you find your style/how can I find my style?
I usually don't have art blocks but when I have, it seems like they last almost forever. I'm always creating things and getting inspired - I play the Sims 4 a lot and I'm always designing new stuff there, I play videogames, I'm on Pinterest or Youtube... So I can always have any little idea that develops in something bigger. I always force myself and never let me stop painting, even if I only paint small doodles.
How do you deal with an art block?
Almost every day in my life, that's why I'm so strict with my painting; I always see mistakes on them and I want to improve. But doesn't stop me and instead of giving up I try.
Do you have moments when you feel your art sucks?
Can you paint 'insert here any character'?
If I find it interesting, I will add the character to my 'things I want to paint' list. If not, I'm sorry but the only way I could make that painting would be through a commission.
No. When someone suggest me to paint X character, I will paint the idea I have of that character, not your idea. If you want me to paint anyone as you want, you have to submit a commission, sorry.
Can you paint 'insert here any character' using my idea?
Hereinafter they will be at my Patreon page.
Can you dou x tutorial?
Screen mode + Luminosity mode
How do you give your drawings that glow?
Can you paint me? *sends 43 selfies*
Can you paint me a design? I will promote you!
Can you send me a HD painting so I can print it myself?