No art, but I got answers. Please read through as some of these may apply to you.
1. From what I know, yes you can paint efficiently with a bamboo. Is an Intuos better? Yes, of course, as it has a better pressure sensitivity range. But it also comes at a much higher price, so you really should ask yourself if it’s really worth splashing the cash when a bamboo can do just about the same job. Remember that expensive tools does NOT and will NOT make your painting look nicer.
2. Not really. I think the most important thing for you is to just keep using it until it becomes second nature to you. It’s just like with any other tools, for example, you can’t pick up watercolor or oil paint first time and expect to make amazing art straight off the bat — you gotta get used to it first. Tablet is no different.
3. Thank you! I hope you enjoy the sketches =)
4. It might not be wise to sit down and work on a piece for weeks. Sometimes you get so close to it that you lose perspective. A trick I’ve found useful is to start several pieces at once, that way when you’re bored of one, you can work on the other ones. You’ll keep yourself fresh that way.
5. I want to, but right now I’m really busy (I’m answering these questions as I’m eating my cup noodles for dinner) so don’t expect it. I really like writing con adventure comics, because there are a lot of funny things that happen, but due to the lack of time I always end up pushing them off and forgetting the funny things that happened.
6. I’m sorry. Maybe next time when you manage to save up some money. If this sells out, I’ll be making another sketchbook next year. Just try to save up $10 by then.
7. I’m not reserving copies, but I’m very certain that I won’t sell out of them. I’ll open up online order for Lines in July after AX is over.
8. Fluently, as I grew up there (I moved to the US when I was 16). I’ve probably lost track of all the slangs and shortcuts people over there use nowadays, but I can still communicate fluently. English is my preferred language though, as I live over here in the US where everyone can understand English. I prefer not to speak Indonesian over the internet or around friends here, because it feels like I’m excluding other people who can’t speak Indo, and that feels rude.
9. Probably since they discovered that it’s my real name, and also the fact that nobody seems to know how to pronounce e1n.
10. You’re very welcome.