In celebration of 15 years.. a questionnaire!
How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Looks like November will make it 10 years! Crazy how fast time has passed...
What does your username mean?
First and middle name initials + last name
Describe yourself in three words.
Obsessive, Inspired, Introverted
Are you left or right handed?
What was your first deviation?
Wow, that was a long time ago lol.
What is your favourite type of art to create?
I love luminous scenes, glowy stuff - I'm inspired by underwater creatures and organic things. I also hope to push the storytelling and emotional connection in my art.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I've always been impressed with people who do hard-edged technical work - everything I do is painterly and sketchy, but I would love to get precision down.
What was your first favourite?
This may not have been my first favorite, but it was one of the first paintings that inspired me to pursue 2d painting. It's stood the test of time - I still love it! I went to school for 3d animation and thought I'd be modeling characters and creatures for movies and games. When I graduated, I realized 2d was something that was closer to my heart, and I could create absolutely anything I wanted without limitations. I found 3d software too tedious for what I wanted to do as an artist.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Digital art! Fantasy oriented! Vibrant in color! Awesome brushwork! Moody lighting! Interesting characters! etc etc
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Really tough... I have so many, but here is a [outdated with the links] collection!
The list has grown exponentially since I made this too..
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I am SO shy, and I have terrible anxiety when it comes to meeting people - especially people I've looked up to for so many years.. But since [I think?] he lives in my state, it'd be cool to meet DavidRapozaArt - I've got some stuff of his I'd love to have him sign. My anxiety is really crippling though, so that sucks heh.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Many deviants have influenced me and inspired me - It's strange how certain images have really left a mark on me, almost as if they are friends from my past. I am always striving to do better and improve my own art - hopefully influencing others to feel the same way about my work.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
Digital! I use photoshop and a tablet (sometimes intuos, sometimes cintiq) - While I enjoy traditional paints as well, digital is so much faster and more efficient. I do miss the paintbrush though..
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
My computer! Having access to infinite reference and inspiration is a great tool for digital artists.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
I've been fortunate to receive a few daily deviations - having so many people recognize my work is a great feeling, especially when I am always criticizing myself and doubting my abilities. The days when I've been featured, it totally makes my day, and I feel hopeful and confident that I can become a successful artist.