How long have you been on DeviantArt
Since January 2007, which is already more than 8 years ago.
What does your username mean?
It's actually the name of my first World of Warcraft character, a troll hunter with red/orange hair. I played that game from 2004 until 2008 (I quit just before Wrath of the Lich King came out). I played a lot of characters in that game, but most of my attention went to the troll hunter and his bear pet Gromgrom. The number behind my name, 23, is my lucky number! I was born on the 23st, I was a fan of basketball in my youth and Michael Jordan was a legend (his shirt number, yeah), and I even lived on the 23st in the street with my parents in the house where I was born.
Describe yourself in three words.
Perfectionistic epicurean dreamer.
Are you left or right handed?
Right handed. I know, way too normal. I like that I'm not smudging around whenever I draw with ink.
What was your first deviation?
This beauty over here:
I actually drew the sketch for this at a restaurant in Indonesia (where I am totally not from, as I'm Dutch). I was all alone and bored having to wait a long time for my food. Later at home I decided to digitally color it.
What is your favourite type of art to create?
Dragons!!!, mostly sketched on paper with a pencil and colored in digitally on the computer.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Oil painting. Instantly mastering this would definitely make up for having to get your hands dirty! I don't really like getting my hands dirty, which is why I work in an office .
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Dragons, there's pages full of dragons in my favourites.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
That would be the famous sandara!
I especially loved the amazing dragons she drew, naturally.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I would love to meet Amadoodles one day, she seems like a really nice person . Also, she lives in South-Africa, which is supposed to be an amazing country! I really want to go there!
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
I have made one real good friend on this site: eev11 ! Big hug to Eva !
What are your preferred tools to create art?
A pencil and any paper at all for sketches. For digital art I use PaintTool SAI and sometimes also Photoshop CS5.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
A lot of different places really. I can draw anywhere, in planes, on the train, at restaurants, in a forest, at work (yeah xD), at some Roman ruins, etc. My mind is a pretty inspirational place. It is always good to have a good supply of natural light though.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
When Amadoodles drew these for me :
Current Residence: De Bilt, The Netherlands
Print preference: Canvas
Favourite genre of music: Modern rock
Favourite style of art: Digital painting
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: SanDisk Sansa Clip+
Wallpaper of choice: "Order and Chaos" by mariecannabis