How long have you been on DeviantArt?It was shortly after getting into digital art, and I was looking for inspiring websites. deviantART was one of the first I actually joined. This was six years ago.
What does your username mean?
It comes from a Bande Dessinée by Desberg and Marini. Rochnan is one of the bad guys. I don't really identify with him, but I like the name.
Describe yourself in three words.
Joie de vivre.
Are you left or right handed?
I am left handed when it comes to drawing. I am right handed when it comes to sword fighting (I am one of the sabre fencing crazies who like to pretend they're pirates even in competitive matches. It works
What was your first deviation?
It's a portrait I made for my sister's birthday
What is your favourite type of art to create?
The kittens and fruit animals are a lot of fun to do, but working on board games let's me do all kinds of styles and just generally have fun. So yeah, I like to create the kind of art I'm currently being paid for, which is amazing
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Architectural rendering. Good architectural images have an awesome sense of composition and lighting and a love for texture.
What was your first favourite?
I loved, and still like the clothing of bellydancers, so I'm not terribly surprised that this is my first fave.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
I have a broad range of faves, but I tend to prefer those with a sense of awe. Usually on a small or personal scale. interesting lighting and composition are cool too, as well as lotsa colors!
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
That's a tough question. sasmyra-craulnober
was one of the first friends I made on dA, and we still exchange the occasional note when we have some time. One of my newer friends is sally
I also really enjoy whenever an artwork by yanadhyana
drops into my inbox.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I think meeting either nebezial
would be a blast. Those guys seem to be having a lot of fun.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Many have, in many ways. Being in a relationship with Qemwen
is an obvious answer, but we met outside of dA. So does that count? No? Aww
Being friends with sasmyra-craulnober
has definitely impacted my life, most obviously in my daily rhythm: she's from halfway across the globe meaning that to speak one of us needs to skip on some sleep. And we talked a lot
back when we were young enough to not need the sleep.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
A good tablet and a good program. Today it's my wacom and photoshop, but I might be switching sometime soon. My iMac has a super reflective screen, which is a pain and makes me count the curtains as my essential tools... :/
In my spare time I use pencils. And I always my sketchbook and mechanical pencil with me. Seriously, always.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
I'd love to have a studio deep in a forest. I love forests
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Many memories, but my favourite memory was of the first time someone I think was awesome watched me back. I believe this was Mahafsoun
(Also, since I can't find the usual tag option, let's see if this works... #DeviantArtistQuestionnaire)