1. What your favorite drawing tools?
I work in a variety of tools - markers, watercolor, ink, pastels, gouache, graphite - though I enjoy mostly markers and watercolors.
My favorite drawing tools are Letraset products (Tria and Pro markers - www.letraset.com) and I like Italian watercolors like Maimeri (www.maimeri.it/cgidev2P/SIT015…). And regarding to colored inks, I only use the ones by Winsor and Newton (www.winsornewton.com/).
Overseas materials - I mean, not European - are usually quite expensive, without mentioning customs fees if you purchase them online! - and I don't like to much buying expensive art tools or paper! They don't give me any chance to experiment/test new styles or techniques since I'm always afraid I can waste them
**Updated on June 2013**
I recently started using pastels and colored pencils more than in the past and I daily receive inquiries about that. I only use Faber-Castell (www.faber-castell.com/) soft pastels and colored pencils. I also use some art pencils produced by Lyra (www.lyra.de/) and few ones by Derwent (www.pencils.co.uk/).
2. What is your preferred paper?
My favorite paper is Fabriano www.fabriano.com/p/en/. I can easily find it in local art-stores and I can buy it in large individual sheets or drawing pads, smooth or rough, heavyweight or lightweight, white or creamy, depending if I'm working on a piece mainly done in watercolors or markers. I have some Moleskine sketchbooks too www.moleskine.com/us/;jsession…, the watercolors ones are the best to me!
3. Do you take commissions?
***EDITED (04 November 2013)***
The graphic novel is suspended due to publishing house's financial problems so...I'm available to take commissions again! Contact me if interested
I currently accept commissions on a very limited basis, I'm quite busy working on my first graphic novel for Editions du Riez, a French editor. However, if I was asked to draw something I find very, very interesting I would probably accept it! Commissions are always a challenge and it's great when you can push yourself in new directions!
Don't hesitate to contact me for info, prices, etc, etc
4. Do you sell originals, prints?
Yes, I do. Originals, prints and merchandise can only be bought on my Etsy store at: www.etsy.com/shop/nati
Contact me if you're interested in buying an original and you don't see it listed on Etsy. Most of my original work is sold but maybe the illustration you like is still available.
5. Do you create video-tutorials?
I didn't and I don't make tutorials. No time and honestly I don't think to be qualified to do that, I love drawing but I'm not an art teacher! Anyway, the web is just full of artists making tutorials about any kind of drawing styles and techniques so...you just need to google a little bit to obtain the information you want