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DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Fri Aug 7, 2015, 12:13 AM


World Heart by minayuyu

How long have you been on DeviantArt?

Deviant since Jul 15, 2000.

What does your username mean?

My username is also my real name — which, according to the Interwebs, is of German origin and means noble.

Describe yourself in three words.

Athletic.  Geeky.  Loyal.

Are you left or right handed?

Oh-so-very right handed.

What was your first deviation?

This is embarrassing on many levels.

My License Plate by Heidi
"My License Plate" by Heidi

What is your favourite type of art to create?

Headcanons that I never share with anyone.  ;)

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

Pixel art immediately comes to mind, but starvingartist is the reigning king of all things pixel-related, and I'll happily watch his work from the sidelines.

What was your first favourite?

Fifteen years later, I'm still a night owl who loves space.

rocket by naysayer
"rocket" by naysayer


What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

Fan art.  No shame.

Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

All-time favourite?  That's a no-holds-barred question and tough to answer.  Earlier in the year, I spent a good amount of time putting together a #WatchForever journal containing a few of my favorite deviants.  The artists included are not only tremendously talented, but, having had the opportunity to meet a handful in real life, I can also attest that they're good people.

My #WatchForever
I'm jumping on the #WatchForever bandwagon and have compiled a list containing a few of my favorite deviants.  The following artists are not only tremendously talented, but, having had the opportunity to meet a handful in real life, I can also attest that they're good people.
My years on DeviantArt have provided me a wealth of friendships I wouldn’t otherwise have had the opportunity to make.  These friends have opened me up to different ideas, cultures, and points of view.  I'm forever grateful to have talked with every deviant who has crossed my path — at a Deviant Meet, or even in a note, comment, or journal.  
 
Watch Forever  Added to my devWatch! 
:iconalicexz:  alicexz
      
:iconalierturk:  :dev


If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

Few things bring me as much spontaneous happiness as when I'm out and about in the real world wearing some kind DeviantArt clothing or paraphernalia and someone stops me to ask if I use the site.  Everyone contributes to the community in different ways, and I truly enjoy talking about their unique DeviantArt experiences and hearing their artist stories. 

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

As someone who has worked at DeviantArt for fifteen years, deviants have impacted almost every aspect of my life.  It brings me joy that DeviantArt facilitates all kinds of relationships and connections.  Each of us has a whole lifetime of stories to share with one another, and we're all here, connected, in a way that wouldn't be possible without DeviantArt. 

Online connections: what's your story?It's easy to take for granted how cool it is to live in the future. Well, it's the present at the moment, but it's only been a few years now that technological advancements have enabled us to connect with hundreds of thousands of people all across the globe at the push of a button.
I'm not exactly the first to proclaim that the Internet allows amazing personal connections, but join me for a moment. Right now, you're reading these words on your phone, on your laptop, on your Nintendo DS browser. Maybe you're in the room next to me, maybe you're halfway around the world and we can make an Earth sandwich with two pieces of bread. Somehow you've made a connection to me, to DeviantArt, in the hopes that I will bring you quality entertainment -- no pressure.  ;)
But even beyond all that, you come to DeviantArt to connect with a talented artist, an author you admire, a photographer who inspires y


What are your preferred tools to create art?

A good imagination is the starting point for many things.

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

I can't say that I have a specific place that provides a wealth of inspiration.  It's more about having the time and brain-space to think creatively.

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

I've said this before, but I'll reiterate it here.  My years on DeviantArt have provided me a wealth of friendships I wouldn't otherwise have had the opportunity to make.  These friends have opened me up to different ideas, cultures, and points of view.  I'm forever grateful to have talked with every deviant who has crossed my path — at a Deviant Meet, or even in a note, comment, or journal.

Bonus memories!

:bulletgreen:  Every minute of the DeviantArt  World Tour in 2009 — including all the new foods I experienced with new friends.  Delicious seafood with ekud in Sydney, the divisive "king of fruits" with Timothy-Sim and Artgerm in Singapore, carefully crafted soup with trenchmaker in Berlin, and a custom Fella cake with bat-girl13 in Toronto, just to name a few.

:bulletgreen:  During a silly car ride, chris, LaurenKitsune, and I came with an idea for an epic movie blockbuster: Coming in the summer 2012, the harrowing true tale of a man who burgles ham... The Hamburgler!  As a result, this commissioned movie poster by boyRoland was born.

:bulletgreen:  Since its inception in 2004, the DeviantArt Holiday Card Project has brought a little cheer to thousands of patients in hospitals during the holiday season.  The Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating get-well holiday cards.  Special thanks are deserved by Ayame-Kenoshi, madizzlee, Shyree, ikazon, and danlev for continuing the tradition of managing the Project, and to each and every deviant who has contributed to the event.

Now it's your turn!

Copy and paste these questions into a journal, put your own spin on the answers, and title the journal DeviantArtist Questionnaire.  Post it to the Deviant Events category and use the #DeviantArtistQuestionnaire tag when submitting. 

Enjoy, thanks for reading, and stay deviant.  (⊃。•́‿•̀。)⊃━:star:.*・。゚

~Heidi

P.S. - You are cool, and I am proud of you.

Skin by Dan Leveille

Happy 15th birthday, DeviantArt!  Join the party and share your own #DeviantArtistQuestionnaire!
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:iconthegalacticgay:
TheGalacticGay Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYYY
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:icondonutocat:
Donutocat Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Hi! My friend wanted to try this out, where can I get a blank form of this ? :)
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:iconochiwochy:
OchiWochy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!! :DD
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:iconmiaoshi:
miaoshi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015   Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Deviantart! Heart
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:icononehellofamikuchan:
onehellofamikuchan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
Happy
B day
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:iconnatmatryoshka:
NatMatryoshka Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Deviantart! :heart:
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:iconbrolystorm:
BrolyStorm Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
How are you?
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:iconshisanchi:
Shisanchi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Happy Birthday dA. uwu
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:iconjade-pandora:
Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
Hello Heidi! You don't know me even though I'm about to celebrate my 12th anniversary here on devART, but I just had to stop by to read your questionnaire (I did one too) which I knew would be chock-full of wonderful memories. You certainly didn't let us down. So I wish you all the best for the next 15 years!

:clap: Congratulations!
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:icondonlawride:
DonLawride Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student Writer
fav.me/d954yqp yay I did a thing too
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:iconspring-bonnie-pg:
Spring-bonnie-PG Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Why do I keep getting the messege no valid response received?
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:iconkleinsinus:
kleinsinus Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The name "Heidi" is some sort of abbreviation for "Adelheid" which translates to "gallant entity" or "noble being". And yes, it's of German origin, so your research went pretty well on that. ^^
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:iconpinkymccoversong:
PinkyMcCoversong Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional Writer
Huzzah!
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:iconstyles555:
Styles555 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
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:iconemberbertinelli:
EmberBertinelli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations everyone!
By the way, I've also made my own entry but didn't get the badge D: . I'm sure, I did nothing wrong...
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:iconheidi:
Heidi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
Post the URL of your DeviantArtist Questionnaire as a comment on the official 15th birthday journal and you'll get the special birthday badge.  ;)

~Heidi
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:iconemberbertinelli:
EmberBertinelli Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thank you for the tip, Heidi :)
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:iconthecreator505:
TheCreator505 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I made my Deviant Artist Questionnaire but still havet recived my badge :/

Anyways here it is thecreator505.deviantart.com/j…
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:icontheneonpolygon:
TheNeonPolygon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student General Artist
If you post it here: heidi.deviantart.com/journal/C… you should get it ;-) just post it on the journal
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:iconthecreator505:
TheCreator505 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It worked!!! Thank you 😁

Happy aniversarie 🎂🎉
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:icontheneonpolygon:
TheNeonPolygon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Your welcome! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconj-cat:
J-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconmelodyofdeaddeanders:
melodyofdeaddeanders Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Artist
well said.. :p
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:iconmelgama:
MelGama Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Your are part of this! Congrats! :glomp: :hug:
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:iconunknownmasquerade:
UnknownMasquerade Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
Even though I'm late....
Happy b-day (same birthday and age as my friend)

Here's the answers:
unknownmasquerade.deviantart.c…
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:icontd-camper:
TD-Camper Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconchibigirl108:
ChibiGirl108 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
chibigirl108.deviantart.com/jo…
this is mine.
i couldn't tag it because i don't know how to. ^^;
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:iconmagicgr8ball:
magicgr8ball Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Not sure how to tag journals...
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:iconchortlesofdoom:
ChortlesOfDoom Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Same. Does anyone know? ono
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:iconelle-ballet-anime:
elle-ballet-anime Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank god I'm not the only one! I have no idea how to tag it, but I did make one. 
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:icondasghul:
DasGhul Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015   General Artist
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:iconandorada:
Andorada Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy dA Birthday :party: And Congratulations! :la: 
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:iconcodenamepanther:
codenamepanther Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
So tight, so tight.
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday :)
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:iconsnowangelrika:
SnowAngelRika Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hi! I have tried three different times to get the badge but it all failed. What am I doing wrong? v.v
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:iconheidi:
Heidi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
You've got it!  Check here:  snowangelrika.deviantart.com/b… ;)

~Heidi
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:iconthecreator505:
TheCreator505 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heidi I have the same problem :(


thecreator505.deviantart.com/j…
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:iconheidi:
Heidi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
Make sure you post the URL of your #DeviantArtistQuestionnaire as a comment on the official 15th birthday journal.  Then you'll automatically get the special birthday badge.  ;) (Wink)

~Heidi
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:iconthecreator505:
TheCreator505 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It worked !!! :D

Thank you !!!

Happy Aniversarie 🎉🎂
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:iconsnowangelrika:
SnowAngelRika Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Weird thats it not showing up on my page but thank you~!
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:iconlunexthecat:
LunexTheCat Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Heidi also means kindness and loyalty ^^, if your wondering how I know this people in my family are named Heidi.
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:iconcptajr:
CptAJR Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting.
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distortified Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You probably don't remember me, but I helped oilsoaked show you around NYC during the whole world tour thing, and after just that weekend of chilling, I gotta say that I would kill to see what sort of head canon madness you have cooked up.
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:iconikue:
Ikue Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol! Does your license say "easy hoe 69"? :giggle:
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:iconheidi:
Heidi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Sad, but true.  No, I disagree! 

~Heidi
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:iconjenfruzz:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
"Oh-so-very right handed."
Story of my life, right there. I'm sometimes amazed I can even type with my left hand, haha.

Your first deviation is great, haha. That's been my favorite reply from people so far.
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:iconsaniika:
saniika Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hello Heidi, Id like to ask, how do I tag a journal? I looked everywhere but did not find it sadly.
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:iconikue:
Ikue Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Journals posted through Sta.sh Writer will allow you to tag them like deviations. If you're composing your journal using the old journal editor you can just add the tag to the contents of your journal and it'll be added on the tag page. :aww:
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saniika Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! This helped a lot :)
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