How long have you been making illustrations?
Drawing has been a part of my life since I was a little girl. There were no iPads or tablets back then so I grew up doing the traditional drawing with my Staedtler HB pencil and Crayola. I used to participate in drawing contests at school and I would also practice drawing at home with my trusty sketch pad. I started my hands on digital illustration last September 2020. Procreate became my pill for anxiety and that’s when my journey to making digital illustrations began.
Where are you from?
How old are you?
I’m a 37 year old female who loves to draw cute things. A lot of people who asked about my age cannot believe that I’m already in my late 30s. 🙂
Equipment you use for making illustrations?
11″ iPad Pro (2nd Gen), Apple Pencil (2nd Gen)
Apps you use for making illustrations and editing?
> For illustrations: Procreate
> For editing: Adobe Photoshop (still learning and I’m not yet a pro)
> Editing and making social media banners: Canva
Who are the characters representing Buhnnie Studio?
Milky – the pink haired girl who loves to drink milk, banana milk, and chocolate milk. She is a happy, carefree, and out going person who loves to explore the world together with her best friend, Miggy.
Miggy – the little pup who looks like a cat. Milky saw a small, fragile pup curled up on the side of the street one day. She felt the need to help her so she picked her up and took her home. As she grew older, tiny dots started to appear on her fur and Milky called them cuteness marks. Her dots make Miggy distinct from other puppies. She loves Milky so much and they are always inseparable.
Star – is Milky and Miggy’s newly found friend. One day while the two best friends were out in the woods camping and having fun when they lost track of time. They got caught up in the night and lost their way out of the woods. Milky and Miggy were trapped in the dark midst of the forest, scared and in panic. Little star saw them from the sky. Seeing the two in trouble, Star decided to help them by lighting their path and showing them the way out.
Do you have a store for your illustrations?
I opened an online store on Shopee last December 2021 which is available to Philippine addresses only. I was in my soft launch until last April with just a few products. With my recent branding revamp, I added more products in the shop including limited edition bundles. I plan on releasing shop updates every month to give my customers fresh products to check out (and look forward to). Please check my homepage and social media accounts for updates. I constantly update on Instagram.
Will you be opening a store for international customers?
I sure will. I’ll be working on another store dedicated for international customers. I’m taking things slow at the moment since I just opened my online store for local customers. Updates will be provided once plans are finalized.
Do you do commission works or customization of products?
At the moment, I don’t accept commission works or customization requests for products or illustrations. I still have a lot on my plate since I have another business that needs attending to and I don’t want to disappoint clients because of missed deadlines. I’m not closing my doors though.
If you have product or design suggestions, I would very much like to listen to what you guys are suggesting. After all, it’s YOU who purchase from my shop. Should your suggestion did not make it to my current release, don’t worry. I may use them for the next updates.
Are you open for collaborations or sponsorships?
Absolutely! I’m open to doing collaborations BUT depending on my schedule and workload, I may not be able to accommodate all (thinking positively) requests. Sponsorships are welcome too. For work related inquiries, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Will you be doing vlogs?
I’m very open to trying out new things. I’ve been fascinated with studio vlogs that I can watch them all day. I plan on making studio vlogs (soon) in case anyone wants to see me work on illustrations and stuff.
Do you have manufacturers for your products?
As of the moment, I don’t. My business is still relatively small and manageable so I do everything on my own using personal resources. I’ll likely to get manufacturers in the future for products that consume a lot of time to make like notepads, pins, washi tapes, etc.
Do you have pins, washi tapes and products other than stickers?
I release tear away notepads occasionally. I plan on adding other products such as pins, washi tapes, tote bags, pouches, and more. I’m just carefully taking my time to do research about such products and I’m currently looking for good manufacturers. If you have any suggestions, that would be very helpful. You can email me at email@example.com