Alright, time to copy all my frands.
1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
4 years! I don't remember the month and day.
2. What does your username mean.
Well, Togo is short for That Old Guy Outside, which was my original username. That name came from a joke me and a friend came up with, right before I joined DeviantArt. I met her on SWTOR.com and we Roleplayed and collaborated together. She actually introduced me to the site. I had a few years on her, so she kept calling me Grandpa, and Old Man. Eventually, that gave way to the joke that I'd be the old man sitting on his porch all day, telling kids to get off his lawn. So I became That Old Guy Outside. Dumb, I know, but it stuck.
3. Describe yourself in three words.
Extremely over extended.
4. Are you left or right handed?
Ambidextrous, but I primarily use my right. Well...sort of Ambidextrous. I can't write with my left hand...but to be fair, I can barely write with my right.
5. What was your first deviation?
My very first deviation was the first chapter of SWTOR: No Rest for the Wicked, as seen here.
SWTOR: No Rest for the WickedChapter 1
Jaicer pulled his ship, 'Enduring Wind', out of hyperspace and checked his orders again.
"Attention Jaicer Reed. The Republic has need of your skills again. An Imperial Commander is going to Nar Shadaa to hire a Duro bounty hunter named Kord Larn. Be advised, both the Commander and the Hunter are extremely skilled in blaster and hand to hand combat. Your pay has been transferred ahead of time. We have no doubt you can handle this", the recording ended and Jaicer's dark red eyes glistened with excitement. He hadn't had a job in a long time. He adjusted his dark grey Gunslinger hat over his black hair. The light inside the cockpit made his tan skin and grey gunslinger coat look ominous and dark. It wasn't like he was a good guy though. He had his own share of sins. He was the farthest possible thing from a hero but he would never call himself a villain. The dual mandalorian heavy blaster pistols resting on his hip were begging to be used. The way there were position on his hip
Not my best work, and I'm hoping I have improved a little since then.
6. What is your favorite type of art to create?
Writing, if I could do it properly.
7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Any sort of drawing. I wish I could draw.
8. What was your first favorite?
I remember loving Kotor comics. And actually, looking at this one and the others before I officially joined, was what led me to the main inspirations I had for my SWTOR stories.
9. What type of art do you tend to favorite the most?
Typically really fancy pieces from games I like. I have so many types that I favorite, from funny comics to lovely pieces.
10. Who is your all-time favorite Deviant artist?
Oooh, that's a tough one. I'm fond of so many! Let's see...Xilent-Knights
are all favorites of mine. But if I had to give an overall favorite, it would probably have to be a tie between Xilent-Knights
. I love everyone else's art, but it was inspiring to see how Synergy improved. And Xilent has always had a great quality of art, and I've seen her progression too.
11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Probably all of the people listed above. It'd be cool to meet some of my inspirations. Although I've already met Xilent in person.
12. How has a fellow Deviant impacted your life?
Hmm...Well, Xilent has always encouraged me to practice my drawing. And with her help I did improve a little, but not enough for me to want to upload it XD I still practice occasionally but I tend to give up quick. The ones I listed in question 10 inspired me to start a few stories that I really enjoyed. But I think in my over eagerness to do them, I didn't prepare enough. And for a second time, I lost my writing fire. I haven't given up, and will start again once I've gotten a better grip on what I'm trying to do. Really, all my friends and inspirations just...drove me to try harder and better my art and writing. Hopefully, I'll eventually reach the level I want, and feel more secure in them both.
13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
14. What is your most inspirational place to create art?
I usually come up with my stories in dreams, or while laying down. Sometimes, I come up with scenes while driving too. Really it's anywhere that allows my mind to wander.
15. What is your favorite DeviantArt memory?
Honestly, and as cheesy as it sounds, my favorite memory would probably be when surfersquid
, who I'd been kind of fan boying over early in my DA life, made my first Deviant ID and a Christmas photo. It was a pretty awesome time. I still feel guilty, because she did it for free and I didn't realize commissions were a thing. So thank you for that again, years later.
Now, I shall return to staring uselessly at my Word documents and cry over my lost writing talent.