F A Q
Where did Tasia M S come from?
Tasia M S is a pseudonym. It's based on my first name Tasmiyah and a 13-year-old me thought the "M S" initials sounded very "professional".
How old are you?
I'm 19, presently.
Where are you based?
I'm based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Where did you learn to draw and animate?
I am a self-taught illustrator and animator.
I've been drawing since I could hold a crayon. I continuously push myself to learn and improve my skills with online courses, books and daily practice! I attended a year of animation school which majored in 3d animation.
What are your future plans?
There are no 2d animation schools here in South Africa so I am saving up to study abroad! I would love to create hand-drawn animation films.
What programmes/tablets do you use?
For illustration: I use a Wacom Bamboo tablet ( I do have a Cintiq, but I still prefer my old beginner one!) and photoshop. As of lately, I lean more towards the IPad Pro and Procreate.
for animation: I use a mix between ToonBoom Harmony, Photoshop and Premiere Pro all with a Wacom Bamboo.
What brushes do you use?
I use the very talented Charlie Bowater's brushset in Photoshop while in Procreate I use the default brushes adjusted to my preference.
Do you have any tutorials?
I do not. I do have speedpaints available on my patreon.
Can I cosplay your art/characters?
Yes! I adore cosplays so I don't mind at all.
Can I use your art as my wallpaper, profile picture or header?
Yes, as long as you give credit.
Can I use your art in my youtube videos, album covers or book covers?
No, unless you pay a liscencing fee.
Are you available for commissions?
I am open for commercial work or brand collaborations. I am not accepting any personal commissions at the moment as I'm developing a short film. I will be starting a Kickstarter campaign soon, which will be offering personal commissions as a reward. (◠‿◠✿)
Thank you for checking my F.A.Q.