I'm celebrating DA's 15th birthday by taking part in the DeviantArtist Questionnaire.
You can read other people's responses at the #DeviantArtistQuestionnaire tag.
I'm also going to include 15 of my favourite ever deviations (in no particular order
and non-Mature Content to keep it accessible to everyone). So, here goes!
How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Almost ten and a half years, since March 2005. Sometimes it feels like
forever but a lot of the time I can't get my head around it being that
long ago that I first arrived here. I've been on DA through so many big and
important events and experiences in my life, both good and bad, and
this place has been a constant. It will always have a place in my heart.
What does your username mean?
Originally, it didn't mean anything. I needed some random text for a
project I was working on and I liked how the words looked together so I started
using them as an online handle. I wish there was a better story than that!
Describe yourself in three words.
Lost and found
Are you left or right handed?
Right handed, although I can paint door frames and skirting boards
equally precisely with my left hand. Only door frames and skirting boards
through, which is weird.
What was your first deviation?
I have no idea! I have very few left in my gallery from 'back then' although the
ones that are still there from 2005 are still among my favourites of my own photos.
What is your favourite type of art to create?
Photography! I love portraiture and horror, but I'm starting to explore
landscape and nature photography more too, and recently began to experiment with macro.
All the photography!
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Digital painting. I would LOVE to be able to do that well. Actually, any kind of
painting. I kind of suck at it.
What was your first favourite?
This one. It's so cute!
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Probably photography. It's what I tend to look at the most, but I browse
and favourite all kinds of art.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
I don't have a favourite. I've met people on DA who have become
real friends, people who I've stayed connected with over the years
and care about deeply. I love my DA community.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
See above! There are SO many people I'd love to meet from DA.
When I win the lottery, I'm going travelling
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Again, it's not just one person. I have a folder in my Notes
where I've collected messages people sent me when I was a Community Volunteer,
about how their experiences of having a Daily Deviation or some other
kind of feature has affected their experience of being an artist.
hose messages impacted my life in a really special and unique way. They still do.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
My camera! It's a Sony Alpha A550, which I adore because
Sony had the good sense to make a range of lovely dSLRs which were
small and light. I love affordable photography gadgets and toys, so am
currently worshipping at the altar of a Polaroid macro attachment and a Holga
lens that fits on my dSLR body.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
It's not really about places for me. It's about states of mind, subjects,
props and people. There's a certain feeling, an "I've got an amazing
idea for a photo and I'm going to do it RIGHT NOW" feeling, when I want
to high-five my muse.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Logging in one day and seeing that I had become a Senior Member,
some time in 2007. It was completely unexpected and properly awesome!