DeviantArtist Questionnaire
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 HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY DEVIANTART!  I'm proud to say that I'm a DeviantArtist When I got this survey to answer, I was pretty darn excited!  I can't believe that it's DeviantArt's 15th birthday!!!  That's a big one! While the site has changed in many ways over the years, one thing has remained constant and that is the wonderful community.  I've met so many people on here that I would have never met otherwise, and I feel incredibly lucky! If you're in the festive mood, feel free to steal this questionnaire, answer it, and repost with the tag #deviantartistquestionnaire ! I can't wait to read everybody else's! How long have you been on Devian
DeviantArtist Questionnaire
Let's celebrate DA's 15th Birthday with an awesome questionnaire Heidi (https://www.deviantart.com/heidi) has invited us to fill out! Staff and CVs will be doing it, so you should too! Just copy the survey questions and answer them from your own perspective! Also, tag your journals #DeviantArtistQuestionnaire and other DA tags like #DA15 #DABirthday or whatever else floats your boat! I'll be featuring and mentioning artists and kinda free-styling my way though this as I'm on a sugar high and only slightly coherent right now. How long have you been on DeviantArt? I actually just realized that I missed my 6th year anniversary! I joined on July 11th 2009, on this account that
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DeviantArtist Questionnaire How long have you been on DeviantArt? 8 years What does your username mean? I wanted something piratey and slightly girly that would tell that this is a stock account. `PirateLotus-Stock (https://www.deviantart.com/piratelotus-stock) <- see, that's me there Describe yourself in three words. Wiggly, hungry, meow Are you left or right handed? Right What was your first deviation? We don't need to talk about that What is your favourite type of art to create? Stock.  Actually I like sewing stuff more probably. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? Realistic drawing What was your first favourite? On this account, it wa
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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
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Let's celebrate DA's 15th Birthday with an awesome questionnaire Heidi (https://www.deviantart.com/heidi) has invited us to fill out! Staff and CVs will be doing it, so you should too! Just copy the survey questions and answer them from your own perspective! Also, tag your journals #DeviantArtistQuestionnaire and other DA tags like #DA15 #DABirthday or whatever else floats your boat! I'll be featuring and mentioning artists and kinda free-styling my way though this as I'm on a sugar high and only slightly coherent right now. How long have you been on DeviantArt? I actually just realized that I missed my 6th year anniversary! I joined on July 11th 2009, on this account that
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DeviantArtist Questionnaire How long have you been on DeviantArt? 8 years What does your username mean? I wanted something piratey and slightly girly that would tell that this is a stock account. `PirateLotus-Stock (https://www.deviantart.com/piratelotus-stock) <- see, that's me there Describe yourself in three words. Wiggly, hungry, meow Are you left or right handed? Right What was your first deviation? We don't need to talk about that What is your favourite type of art to create? Stock.  Actually I like sewing stuff more probably. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? Realistic drawing What was your first favourite? On this account, it wa
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TheGalacticGay's avatar
TheGalacticGayHobbyist Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYYY
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DonutocatStudent Traditional Artist
Hi! My friend wanted to try this out, where can I get a blank form of this ? :)
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OchiWochyHobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!! :DD
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miaoshi Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Deviantart! Heart
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NatMatryoshkaHobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Deviantart! :heart:
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Happy Birthday dA. uwu
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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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DonLawrideStudent Writer
fav.me/d954yqp yay I did a thing too
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Why do I keep getting the messege no valid response received?
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kleinsinusHobbyist 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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PinkyMcCoversongProfessional Writer
Huzzah!
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EmberBertinelliHobbyist 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...
Heidi's avatar
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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EmberBertinelliHobbyist General Artist
Ok, thank you for the tip, Heidi :)
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TheCreator505Hobbyist 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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TheNeonPolygonStudent 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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TheCreator505Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It worked!!! Thank you 😁

Happy aniversarie 🎂🎉
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TheNeonPolygonStudent General Artist
Your welcome! :D (Big Grin) 
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melodyofdeaddeandersStudent Artist
well said.. :p
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