So folks who've been watching me for a while have probably noticed that for the last 3 years or so, I've pretty much only been posting recreation work rather than my own original comics or illustrations. Every so often I feel like I should be doing more 'original' work in my own style, like a comic or even more book illustrations. However, I've been kind of depressed and/or anxious for a lot of the last year or so - mostly for fairly obvious reasons (insert various pictures of 2020/21 here), and an assortment of pretty basic personal anxieties. Doing original work takes a heck of a lot of energy and enthusiasm that I just haven't had for a while, doing compositions, layouts, etc. really takes a lot out of me. Yet, I still feel soothed by the act of inking - it's a great anxiety relief - so I keep myself busy doing recreations. Luckily enough I've had a steady client wait list for 3 years running, so I've always got something to work on. It's also a good way to have steady funds for picking up collectables & art (having something in the mail to look forward to: another way to fight off depression), and also put money towards local houseless outreach by buying supplies for camps - a never-ending battle.
Anyhow, it'd been 3 years since my last post here on DA, I'd been kind of just putting up scans without much other interaction. I've noticed a lot of new watchers, thanks for checking out my inking!
- How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Nearly 10 years. Seems like longer!
- What does your username mean?
Dalgoda was one of my favorite indy comics from the 80s, and I used to draw little cartoon heads of the character on napkins when I'd go to a restaurant. At some point I tried using it as a username on a website years ago, and was told it was not available, hence 'Dalgoda7'.
- Describe yourself in three words.
Cartoonist. Daydreamer. Obsessed.
- Are you left or right handed?
Left for mousing, right everything else.
- What is your favourite type of art to create?
Fully inked & lettered comic pages, although I have to admit I really love doing cover recreation inking exercises even though they're not 'my' art.
- If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
- What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
I tend to favorite other black and white comic art the most, it's my favorite.
- Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Huh, I can't pick just one, but over the years I think I've become pretty decent pals with cluedog , LarryKingUndead , besnglist , and curtsibling , exchanging art or collaborating on projects, etc. There are a dozen or so more folks on here where I like everything they do.
- If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
At least the four nice folks above, along with a few more.
- How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
LarryKingUndead and I have collaborated on what I would call some of my finest work to date. At some point we'll be printing that work as a book. I think that's a pretty decent impact! When I win the lottery, he's first on my list to bring into the comic book creator compound that I'll build in Portland.
- What are your preferred tools to create art?
Raphael 8404 brush, Koh-i-noor drawing ink, Strathmore 300 bristol paper. Photoshop, for constructing layouts.
- What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Just at my boring 'ol drafting table/studio.