Why Salmon Wonder?
To be honest, it was purely random. However, I think it is a unique name and I felt that it is finally my brand. I have been blogging since I was 12, and I always struggled with branding. To give you an idea of my failed attempts, here are my previous handles in wordpress and tumblr: xanneroxii, mcroxii, rafventii, akosiangelie, yellowbanana, queenofavondale, aki-dawn, rafotografia, avondale-et-noire, zonerox and a lot more insignificant names that I cannot remember. *cringe*
Also, along with mustard and sea foam green, salmon is my favorite color.
What’s your name? How old are you?
Call me Roxanne. I just turned 19.
When are you graduating?
This is a very insensitive question. Next. (Just kidding.)
Where are you studying? What’s your program?
I’m taking up BA Multimedia Studies at the UP Open University (I have been since January 2014). I officially entered college on June 2012 at the University of the Philippines – Diliman. I was taking B Secondary Education, then. I left after the first semester of AY 2013-2014.
What crafting tools do you use?
For stamp making/rubber cutting:
(1) Speedball Linocutters, (2) X-acto knife with a lot of spare blades, (3) no-brand erasers for practice, (4) e-bay/Etsy sandwich rubber blocks and (5) a standard cutting mat. I never used specialty pigments before because I had no budget, so I made use of watercolor.
For watercolor/brush calligraphy:
(1) Winsor and Newton brushes, (2) Pentel Aquash watercolor brush, (3) My 2-year-old 16 color Prang watercolor set, (4) Canson watercolor pads and (5) random cream-colored notebooks
For calligraphy (dip pen):
(1) Speedball Oblique holder, (2) Hiro 40 nib, (3) Hiro 41 nib, (4) Hunt 22 nib and watercolor
What cameras and lenses do you use?
I use a 5-year old Nikon D3000 with a kit lens. The only other lens that I use is a 55-200mm. I also use my iPhone 5 for quick photos.
How do you edit your photos?
I use VSCO and Afterlight for mobile photos. Sometimes I don’t, and use the HDR function of the iPhone 5 instead. As for desktop software, I tinker with Photoshop and Lightroom.
How do you convert your calligraphy works into digital stock images/brushes?
I will make a tutorial soon. 🙂
What is your favorite anime?
Naruto all the way. And my favorite character is Sakura. I will show no mercy to anyone who bashes her before me. Her strength and character is underrated.
What are your favorite TV series?
BBC Sherlock, The Voice, How to get away with Murder
What are your favorite sports teams?
UP WVT, ADMU WVT, Foton Tornadoes and the UP Pep Squad
Who is your favorite minion?