Q: How often do you update the website?
A: I try to update my site more often
than usual, but the thing is that I spend most of my time drawing, playing video
games and reading. I always update my site whenever I need to, with updating it
once a month at the least. Back in the
1990's and early 2000's, my parents were the ones that updated my old site, but
now that I have my own domain since 2008, it is I that updates my own site now.
No offense, but I'm a strong adult who takes good care of myself, and I want to
make sure everything is okay.
Q: May I use your artwork?
A: Yes you can, as long as it's positive and as long as you give me credit by saying VixDojo as the source material or 'drawn by Vix'
or 'courtesy of VixDojo' and that I am the
artist who drew all the pictures on my site (this means do not claim as your own.
I don't like it when people steal art from others and claim them as their own,
that is not right), because,
after all, I am the one
who drew my artwork, no one else. I would never steal other peoples' art to be
honest, and all the art you see on VixDojo are all 100% drawn by me.
Q: May I draw your characters from
A: As long as you don't draw erotic art, then yes. I'm aware of the whole "rules
of the Internet" meme and I'm never going to let that happen to me. The Norm
Breaker series characters are
created by myself, and I tend to be protective of my own copyrights, you know
how serious I am. And most importantly, the "characters" found in my Vix art gallery are me and my family members
in art form so they're caricatures of us. I will be very angry and upset if someone drew erotic
art of me, and I want to make sure it never happens, not even once. I'm Asexual
and I can't have children, to be honest. You can draw fanart of my characters, for example, as long as it's nice and as long as you give me credit
(this means do not steal).
Q: Do you take art requests?
A: I'm able to take requests if you want me to. I can draw pretty much
everything. Let it be fictional characters, food, plants, animals, objects,
things that I like, things that I dislike, etc. you name it. I'm an experienced artist, so I'm
capable of drawing anything.
Q: What programs do you use to draw art?
A: I draw on a piece of paper with a pen or pencil. Then I scan my drawing with
a scanner. I often use Adobe Illustrator CS4 for lineart then I use Adobe Photoshop CS4/CS5 to color. I sometimes use
either Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator CS4 or Manga Studio Debut 4.0 to draw using either a mouse or a tablet.
I am also starting to learn using Autodesk Maya and Mudbox as well.
Norm Breaker FAQ (under construction)
Art of Vix and her family FAQ
Q: Where did you come up with your alias
A: I got the alias 'Vix' because it sounds similar to the word of my most favorite animal, the fox,
and could be short for 'victory'. I like foxes
because they're sneaky and clever (And possibly because of video games). Vix can
be seen as a parallel to Fox McCloud, as both are main protagonists of
their respective series. Vix is the creator of Vix/Dojo while Fox McCloud is the main protagonist of Star Fox. Both of them
are around the same height and age group. And both of them are leaders. As you can tell, I am a Star Fox
fan and I thought it would be cool.
Q: Why do you draw yourself and your family as anthropomorphic
A: Because that is who we are, despite the fact that everyone is a human in
real-life. We chose to be those animals because, it's a long
story, when I was young, I used to ask my family "Which animal or species do you
want to be? I'm a fox." and they all gave me answers to my question on what they
want to be. We may look like people in the real-life photographs we take with
the camera, but in the art and animation side of things, me and my family are
these anthropomorphic animals. I'm a fox, my mom is a hummingbird, my dad is a
bear, my two older sisters are a lioness and a poodle, respectively. These are the one and only official persona for each of us. Anthropomorphic animals are animal characters with human-like
characteristics, such as standing on two legs instead of four, and the ability
to speak and wear human clothes. As a rule, me and my family cannot be anything
other then these animals I draw us as, because we were born as these animals, we
will always be these animals. I also don't want anyone drawing me and my family
members as humans either unless I say so (We may all be humans in real-life,
but as far as the fictional world goes, we have our anthro personas as seen in
my art, and that is it). Having a persona or alias is fun because it
unleashes your inner power or whatever the heck else you can think of, or you
just want to keep your real name private for security reasons. Either way, it
What we have to remember is that we were born as humans that turned into anthropomorphic animals by some kind of
power of our own, and that anthropomorphic animals have a few differences from real-life animals.
Q: Since you (Vix) and your family are animals, then
what animal/species am I?
A: Even though we're all human in real-life, you can be whatever you want to be. It doesn't always have to be an animal.
You can be a human, or an animal, or some alien, or your persona from a MMORPG
game that you play, or whatever race or species you
see that you want. As soon as you finally decided on what you want to be, or
what your persona or alias is, or what you draw yourself as: Remember that you
were born as that species, so this means you will always be that species. Having
multiple personas is confusing, so it's better to decide that only one persona
will be your true/official one. Famous
celebrities, on the other hand, are always humans (since media always portray
them as humans).
Original art FAQ (under construction)
Q: Why do you draw video game fanart?
A: The thing is that I have enjoyed playing video games ever since when I was a
child. I rather play video games as opposed to watching TV (It is a long story). Since I'm a talented artist myself, I want to find a way to keep gaming's
reputation alive. It is hard to find nice pictures of certain series or
characters on the Internet these days, as people abuse them by either writing
bad fanfiction of them, or drawing crud of them, and that is just depressing (The Sonic fandom is the worst when it comes to this). In order to save gaming's reputation, I decide to draw my own video game fanart to outshine those who disagree. Whenever I draw video game fanart I want
it to stay true to the real storylines found in the actual video games
themselves. It's always good to respect the creators and owners of those
properties, because video game characters and franchises are copyrighted
material and it's better to stay out of trouble and like/accept the games and
characters for what they are. Not to worry, because
whenever I draw fanart I always respect copyrights. Let's say I draw a picture
of a Sonic character, for example: It will say "Sonic (C) SEGA" meaning that
said character is not owned/made by me. If I end up getting any 'cease and
desist' letters from any company in the future, then I will take my fanart
gallery off in case that happens, but not to worry because I always know how to
stay out of trouble (Trust me, I would never do anything illegal). I still enjoy
drawing fanart as much as I do with original art. All of the fanart on VixDojo
is drawn by me and I never steal anyone's art so you shouldn't worry about me or
what I do or draw. I may look at an official art for a reference, but I never
trace anything. I just draw well while looking at references. I am good about these
things, so this is not something to worry about.