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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Core Member F.A. MontanoMale/United States Groups :iconahsoka-fan-club: Ahsoka-fan-club
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F.A. Montano
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Arizona
Print preference: Large!
Favourite genre of music: Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock
Favourite style of art: Various
Operating System: Snow Leopard
Looking at the results from my recent poll, it's not surprising to me to see tumblr got first place. Now as to why I chose the others, Instagram, Twitter, Artstation, it's because those are sites that I am considering to use more actively since those are sties that I have already.
And I'm sure many people here must had noticed this, that DA doesn't seem as crowded or as active as it used to  be before, and this is something that had started to become very clear to me recently, and I'd admit it does concern me a bit as someone who's trying the best at being a freelance artist and use my skills as a way to make money, cause I don't have any other job at this moment. I joined and created my first tumblr blog back in 2011, and since then I have  been using it to post my works, which had been the same ones that I post here. However, I had began to also notice several of my works had been getting higher numbers than they get here on DA, which may not make much sense since I have over 11000 watchers here, while at my tumblr it's about 5000 followers combined from the my three art blogs that I have over there.  my MLP fan arts for example had been getting the highest numbers ever, and I will admit I have over a dozen of drawings that I had only posted over at tumblr but not here, because I don't see a reason for me to post them. My Transforms and Star Wars fan arts do tend to get higher numbers too, but they seem more consistent numbers similar to when posted  here,. One thing that does continue to fare better at least had been my original art, or fan works of characters that are my own creation.
Anyway, I am not saying I want to leave DA, I will continue to use and post my drawings, but I do want to use to post what I think are my best works, or stuff that took me a lot of effort to create  and I feel it's worth it. Things like sketches and doodles though, that will most like be starting to be only at tumblr.
I will most likely also create an Instagram too, I had noticed that a lot of artists use Instagram to post their works too, and they  can get surprisingly popular too from what I had found.


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246 deviants said Yeah, ocasionally
80 deviants said No, never had
79 deviants said Yes, often
40 deviants said Never even heard of it.


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AhsokaTano1611 Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  New Deviant
Dear Raikoh Illust, 
I would like to do an image for you, just tell me what gender, species, 
If it's a specific character, like Barriss, Ahsoka, Boba Fett or another Jedi, or bounty hunter, I can make them but really what they look like. 
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Worgen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016…

Just going to leave that there.
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Worgen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Hey! Been a while since I've heard from you. Didja get everything straightened out with your tablet, or whatever it was? :)
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TheIrishRogue Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
Any open commissions?
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nekoni Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:party: Thank you so much for joining :iconfancomic-hub:! :heart: We're so happy to have you!
skullcrucher Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
Why did you put you Vinyl picture of her being Soundwave in stock? Can you please put in back out to see please. That was a big favorite of mine. 
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ShadowMist1369 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
Hello, Raikoh-Illust. Me and a friend of mine and her sister are doing a story on this app called Wattpad. And one of the characters is the Shattered Glass Arcee. She wanted your permission first if we could use her, with your permission of course.
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mlpspixieproductions Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I finally found someone who likes both star wars and ponies like me
4EverMonet Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have such a unique and beautiful style, Raikoh. I saw your newest work with Katara on Patreon, and it looks SPLENDID! Keep up the awesome work. 
The1King Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You aren't taking commissions by chance are you?
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