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
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
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.
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.
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!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.
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.
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. (⊃｡•́‿•̀｡)⊃━.*･｡ﾟ
P.S. - You are cool, and I am proud of you.
Skin by Dan Leveille