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How long have you been on DeviantArt?
-- three years

What does your username mean?
-- my street address when I lived in Paris

What was your first deviation?
-- difficult to say. I uploaded a lot of work in October of 2012. I think among the first were some of the cigar
pieces like this one:
Pigtail Cap by Crussol12

What is your favorite type of art to create?
-- the kind that will delight, astound, engage 

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
-- jazz banjo

What type of art do you tend to favorite the most?
-- the kind that makes me say, "Whoa, mama!"  Flawless composition and color is not enough if the piece does not push at some boundaries or solve a visual problem with unexpected elegance or take me in a deliciously edgy way out of my own comfort zone. Captivate me with beautiful subtlety or eye-brow raising boldness. Let me see content over decoration. Nothing cute or too sweet.

Who is your all-time favorite deviant artist?
-- I'd rather not participate in this kind of popularity contest.

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
-- first among many, ebbing-gale. I'd love to meet her, swap stories, maybe share a meal, watch her work. 

What are your preferred tools to create art?
-- hand, eye, X-acto knife. Hot, strong black tea.

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
From Chuck Close: “The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. (emphasis added) If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case."  
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ebbing-gale Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Ken, I couldn't get it without the link.What great answers and I really needed to read that quote. I've been sitting around wondering why others seem to get ideas and I'm blank. Decided to get off my but and just work. You know sometimes it really is work . It would be so nice to meet and work together. I have this fantasy about getting a camper and going cross country ( could take the dogs that way ) maybe someday.
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist
Funny the way it goes -- sometimes the only way to get out of a work slump is to work.
Bring the dogs.
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ebbing-gale Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hug 
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Great insight!
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015   Traditional Artist
Those are absolutely great answers.
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks, Richard.
I removed some of the ones that were too smart-alecky even for me.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015   Traditional Artist
Yup, that was the way to go.
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist
Oh, by "smart-alecky" I mean my responses. I may have gotten a little carried away in a couple of instances. 
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
Oh, yeah, I thought you meant the questions. Whatever you took away :thumbsup: to what is here.

I think we've talked about this before but I especially like the Chuck Close quote. So very true. It leads to false starts and unfinished work - at least for me - but it's the only way to get to the good stuff.
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist
Yes. Work. Reaction. Work. Interaction. Work.
You're right for sure that this approach leads to some false starts and sudden left turns but, for me also, it's the way to work.
I remember in the drawing class I took a while back, the instructor insisted you had to have inspiration or an inspiration. I was the lone dissenting voice. After a couple of weeks I just went with the program, and said things like, "My inspiration is the shapes, colors and textures that evolve in the piece." That seemed to work. Nature was the most popular inspiration for my classmates. It was interesting in that as a viewer I could rarely see it in their work.  But I'm getting more and more cynical and grumpy. 
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
Your inspiration what evolves as you work! That's brilliant.

Nature, eh? It's a (doable but not necessarily easy) task to get past our idea of nature to the thing itself. Your grumpiness is probably justified. About that and other things.
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