100 Questions for a DeviantARTIST
01.] What is your pen name?
02.] What made you choose this name?
Well my name was Samizu for the longest time but Akiralios is more common for me now, or Kira is anyway, so I figured I might as well change it.
03.] Do you use PC or Mac?
04.] What programs do you use most often?
Paint Tool SAI. Photoshop sometimes, when I have to resize or place a few things into one picture without going over the layer limit.
Also, transparent background in PS.
05.] Do you use mouse, or tablet?
Tablet, can't do the mouse thing.
06.] What colour or colour combinations do you find yourself using most often?
Lots of blues, greens too.
07.] What part of a picture do you put most effort into?
08.] How long does it take you do draw a picture?
Depends on the picture. Smaller things take me about an hour or a little more, something bigger, like what I'm doing more often now, about six or more all together.
09.] Do you keep your rough drafts?
10.] What font do you use most often?
Times New Roman.
11.] When you scan your image, what DPI do you use?
...I have no idea.
12.] Do you do anything else when you're drawing?
Music usually, talking to my friends, I've started putting on let's plays or montages in the background lately.
13.] Approximately how many pictures do you draw in a month?
Two, three? Should do more.
14.] What kind of paper do you draw your pictures on?
Normal paper. I do have a little sketchbook though.
15.] What kind of paper do you use for rough sketches and drafts?
*Points up at 14*
16.] How long does it take you to ink something?
To get the lines down? About...ohhh, fifteen, twenty minutes. To clean em up? Add about fourty minutes or more onto that.
17.] Do you do comics, or fan comics?
I did..once. Long time ago.
18.] Do you like comics? Are they fun to make?
If I could I would...I suppose Wind's tumblr is a bit of a comic.
19.] Have you ever submitted anything to a magazine?
20.] Did it get published?
21.] Who are your favorite artists?
Oh god...too many to list! Anyone who does concept art is definitely up there, and the ones that do the posters for games and such.
22.] Do you like anime/manga? If so, what are your favorite series?
Hmm, let's see...
23.] Do you like cartoons/comics? If so, what are your favorite series?
Grew up on cartoons, like a lot of people. So much love for em.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
MLP shows (old ones and FiM)
Rocko's Modern Life
24.] Any artists that you wish you could draw like?
All my friends and the people in my list.
25.] Do you read a lot of books?
I like to think I do. Books were a big part of me growing up.
26.] Did you ever buy a book to inspire or teach you to draw?
I did and I do on occasion still.
27.] Any video games you enjoy?
Mass Effect series, .Hack series, Fatal Frame series, Okami and Okamiden. Sonic Generations, Skyrim....I think that's about it for now.
28.] Any favorite characters from video games?
Shadow, Mayu and Mio, Haseo, Balmung, Thane, Aria, Liara, Legion uhh...probably more.
29.] Do you have a favorite writer?
30.] Any books you really enjoy?
Harry Potter for sure, Lord of the Rings, the Dark Hunters series.
31.] Do you draw fanart?
32.] Do you listen to music while you draw?
33.] Any recommended songs?
Uhh...not for arting but just..whatever music you like, I guess?
34.] Any other art websites that you really enjoy?
35.] Are there any websites that you go to everyday?
Forums, Magistream, GPX+, Tumblr, Youtube.
36.] What is your dream website like?
I click on it and it puts money in my bank account. (...I'm echoing Vare on stealing this. )
37.] Do you like your own art?
Most of the time...sometimes I get a little..eh about it.
38.] What do you enjoy watching on television?
Very little. Dog the bounty hunter, Duck Dynasty, the first 48...I think that's about it.
39.] Favourite celebrity?
40.] Favourite colour?
Red, blue, black and white. Last two because of pandas.
41.] Favorite food?
So hard...I like noodles. Noodles are yummy.
42.] Favorite drink?
Coke. Soy milk is good too.
43.] Do you like to go shopping? If yes, where? And for what?
Not really no. Only if I have to. But if I do, I love going into EB games.
44.] Can you cook?
45.] Any devices you use often for email?
Just the PC.
46.] Are you tech-savvy?
47.] Do you want to become a professional artist?
Wish I could.
48.] Are there any other jobs you're interested in?
49.] Any other hobbies or skills besides drawing?
Reading, gaming, sleeping....what, it's a hobby!
50.] Do you like to watch movies?
Yes I do.
51.] What's your favorite movie?
I have too many favorites! I'm pretty sure I have one for each genre.
I do love the Dragonheart movies though.
52.] Have you ever entered an art contest, here at DeviantART or otherwise?
53.] When did you start drawing seriously?
Um...seriously? About...grade nine? Ish?
54.] Do you use references? If so, for what?
Anatomy, hands, colors, poses...a lot.
55.] Are you a subscriber? If so, are you a beta-tester?
I have a sub, but am not beta.
56.] Do you have a lot of net friends?
57.] Do you have a lot of friends that also draw?
Almost everyone I know online!
58.] What time of the day do you usually go online?
59.] Do you like to go to chat rooms?
Without friends in there? No. With friends, sure, but I might not talk a lot.
60.] Do you have your own computer?
I have a laptop and a desktop that I haven't turned on in months.
61.] What would you say to the person that you admire?
"You changed my life and you helped me out so much, I wish I could tell you everything you've done for me. Thank you."
62.] Does your mind wander when you draw?
Ohhh yeah. Bad habit.
63.] Have you drawn poorly because you think too much?
Yep. Overthinking stuff makes my art suck worse.
64.] Do you have any friends who are professional artists?
No, but just about everyone I know that draws can make it.
65.] Where do you often hang out?
Bedroom, mostly all the time.
66.] Are there any popular artists that you don't like much? (no need to name names if you don't want to)
A few...one I used to like and then I learned about shading and highlights and good Lord shine does no work that way!
67.] Are there any situations in which you really don't like being a DeviantARTIST?
The DrAma. It bugs me to no end sometimes. Oh, and the lack of real help sometimes. Advice on how to improve is nice.
68.] How about situations that make you love it?
I can look back at my old art by having it all in once place and go 'wow...I got better.'
69.] What's the one thing that makes you grateful that the internet exists?
Friends. Boyfriend. Just...having a life in general because IRL I'm so strange...
70.] Is there anything out there that makes you wish the internet didn't exist?
Trolls. Oh...and lack of respect of opinions.
71.] What's your first Deviation?
First was a recolor of Okami...first I drew was this.. fav.me/dql812
72.] Any art you did prior to that?
Yep, but it's gone now. Thankfully.
73.] Has your style changed a lot since joining DeviantART?
Pfft, hell yes!
74.] If it has changed, it what ways?
I can draw humans for one, I can draw on a computer, I understand colors. Shading, highlights, backgrounds, you name it it's gotten better!
75.] Have you experienced artist's block before?
76.] If so, how do you usually get out of it?
Try and work on something or take a break.
77.] What do you do when you can't get out it?
Gaming, reading, anything to get my mind off it.
78.] Any Deviants that have influenced you a lot?
All my friends. Moon, Lupis, Kam, Vare, Silva, Aro, too many more to list.
79.] What made you want to start drawing?
I used to draw as a kid, started again when my friend was drawing because I'm an idiot like that, kept it up.
80.] What made you want to join DeviantART?
Friends were on it.
81.] Has anything ever made you want to quit DeviantART?
Just how rude the site can be. Oh...and questionable 'artistic nudes' -_-
82.] What do you think about netiquette?
It's great...but not used often enough.
83.] Have you ever been spammed or trolled?
84.] Ever thought about quitting art all together?
85.] If so, why?
People younger than me that are better, those that have drawn for a shorter time that are better.
Worst one was my art teacher in grade eleven, he didn't believe that anime style was a true art style and would get annoyed if he saw it. Jerk. Failed art that year too.
Let me say it again...Failed. Art.
86.] Do you upload high quality versions of your Deviations, or do you prefer to upload a lower quality?
Uh, just whatever the computer picks.
87.] Do you have custom CSS? If so, did you make it yourself?
Yep, Chryss! Love her. And I didn't make it myself.
88.] Do you have good vision?
With my glasses I do.
89.] If you can get anyone's autograph, whose would you get?
Sherrilyn Kenyon or J.K. Rowling.
90.] What would you say to that person when he or she gives you an autograph?
"Thank you for making such amazing stories, I hope you never stop."
91.] Do you like to draw on Oekaki BBS?
92.] Do you have a job?
93.] Did you take art in school? If so, did you do well? Are you still taking it?
Took it all the way up to grade eleven. Take a look at 85 to find out what happened...
94.] Have you taken art lessons outside of a school setting?
I did take painting classes, those were fun.
95.] Have you ever drawn something just because it was the cool thing to do -- the hip new fad?
Some might say I started the ponies because of the 'fad' but that's not true. The art is simple and easy to get used to, and it pushed me to do something different by doing animals, even if they were animated.
96.] What's your favorite phrase/quote?
"Ah Balls!" - Johnny Galecki (Leonard from BBT)
"Just because you can, doesn't mean you should." - Acheron Parthenopaeus (Dark Hunters)
97.] Do you present yourself differently online than you do in your real life?
Yep. More outgoing on here.
98.] What's your goal now?
Get into college damn it.
99.] What do you have to say to yourself?
Relax, it'll all work out. Just...relax.
100.] Lastly, what do you have to say to everyone who read this?
Thanks for putting up with my ranting.
And good luck if you decide to do this thing.