My name is Ellen and I'm a writer, illustrator and Manga-Artist from Germany and was born in March.
I spend most of my time drawing and illustrating Mangas and other artworks. Since I can hold a pen, I draw different stories and write my own books.
I started in 2003 with a german internet community named Animexx to publish my own things. From that time on my passion for Anime and Manga went sky high.
Due to personal stuff I was forced to lay down the pen for a couple of years until I joined Tumblr in 2011.
In that time I loved to draw Yu-Gi-Oh! and shared my own doujinshis. The community around tumblr was so supportive that I managed to publish one of the doujinshis (self-publishing) and recieved a lot of commissions.
If you have a question about what I use to draw or other stuff, just scroll below to the little FAQ! ♥
Q: Did you study art / media / design etc.?
A: No, I'm studying psychology. I'm self-taught.
Q: Are you earning money with what you are doing?
A: Right now I earn money through my self-publishing and commissions.
Q: What's your real name / how old are you / where do you live etc.?
A: .... not telling ;-)
Q: Do you take commission?
A: Yes! Just click on my Commission Info, there you will find everything you need to know!
Q: Which programs do you use? And how do you illustrate?
A: I use most of the time Manga Studio 5. For my Mangas I'm still stuck to Manga Studio 4.5E. Sometimes I also draw in Sai and Photoshop CS4. And I own a Wacom
Q: How do you draw those Manga pages?
A: I draw in Manga Studio 5 Ex on a DinA4 page with 600dpi resolution. Sketches, inks and tones are all made in MS. For texts I use PhotoScape. Examples can be
found in my video section.
Q: How long do you work on a page?
A: About 4-5 hours. Depends on the detail/background.
Q: Can you teach me in [anything that concerns art]?
A: As much as I'd like to, I think I can't explain my way to draw since I also try out new styles and forms. YouTube is always a good way to learn new techniques or how to use brushes!
Q: How do you get that page flip for My Dear Brother?
A: Adobe InDesign CS6 can do that!
Q: Can I have you skype/private facebook?
A: You can ask me nicely and friendly, maybe I will give it to you. But please don't be upset, if not; I normally don't give personal data to strangers!