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100 Questions for a DeviantARTIST
01.] What is your pen name?
02.] What made you choose this name?
DJ stands for my initials, and 1988 is the year I was born. so DJ88. Before going onto the internet, I believe I used this name for video games.
03.] Do you use PC or Mac?
04.] What programs do you use most often?
Paint tool sai, and photoshop elements 4.
05.] Do you use mouse, or tablet?
Tablet, sometimes pencil/scanner.
06.] What color or color combinations do you find yourself using most often?
Reds, browns, purples. Sometimes golds. though I am a lover of Silver.
07.] What part of a picture do you put most effort into?
The character/outlines of the character?
08.] How long does it take you do draw a picture?
Anywhere between 1-5 hours usually. Or longer if I keep adding things to it. I honestly do not keep track anymore. Perhaps I'll time myself in the future.
09.] Do you keep your rough drafts?
Yes, I do love to keep sketches and such.
10.] What font do you use most often?
Hmm..... Times New Roman, and or 1942 report. There's others, but I do not feel like looking for their names.
11.] When you scan your image, what DPI do you use?
I dunno what that means o0
I just scan things.
12.] Do you do anything else when you're drawing?
Well I'll be all adhd and sometimes search up videos or photos of what I am drawing, for reference and or inspiration. Or, Usually, I'll be listening to and or cutting back to a documentary/song I will have in the BG to keep me in a mood for focus.
Or take a break and play solitaire.
Did I mention I have ADHD?
13.] Approximately how many pictures do you draw in a month?
I dunno o0
Alot alot alot.
Most of the time they're just sketches,fan-art, or more personal works that will never see the light of the internet. Otherwise I'd have way too many images in my gallery.
Mostly sketches, sketch dumps, fan-arts, random things etc...
14.] What kind of paper do you draw your pictures on?
Printing papers for, well, printers. I usually go buy a package and just take some out and put it in my clipboard, which I take everywhere with me.
15.] What kind of paper do you use for rough sketches and drafts?
look at #14
16.] How long does it take you to ink something?
I don't really keep track. It depends on the details I suppose.
17.] Do you do comics, or fan comics?
Yes, sometimes. But you guys often times don't see them >8D
Either it's something you may not find interesting, something I know may be stolen, or something I know may not work and or am too lazy to draw.
I usually plan them, or sketch them. Hardly finish.
You guys don't see them.
18.] Do you like comics? Are they fun to make?
Yes, I like them, and yes they are fun to make.
19.] Have you ever submitted anything to a magazine?
Hmmm.... not that I can recall, no.
20.] Did it get published?
21.] Who are your favorite artists?
Andreas Deja, James Baxter, Christian Riese Lassen,
A.K.A David Hartman,
, ......I know I am missing some people. There are several of other artists whom I really enjoy seeing art from.
22.] Do you like anime/manga? If so, what are your favorite series?
In the past I would have simply said "No". But recently I have found myself being drawn (artist humor hur hur hur) towards some animes. I do not read Mangas, no. But some animes are just so beautifully drawn, or do have a legit story line that catches my attention.
Usually it is art that is beautiful, and the animes I watch are a bit on the gory side. I don't think I can really sit through some cutesy anime with characters who have overly cute huge eyes and whatnot.
I have only watched two animes the full way through as of recently. Blood+, and Highschool of The Dead. I enjoyed Blood+, I recommend it. (No I have not seen Blood:The Last Vampire, I want to though). And I considered Highschool of The Dead a bit of a challenge to sit through.
Because of the fanservice, ALL of the fanservice. If it were just about the Zombie Breakout story it started out with, and not about boobs. It would have been more compelling, and it would have felt like much more of a horror movie.
If you can make it through the fanservice, give it a watch. If you can't, ehhh. It may not be for you.
23.] Do you like cartoons/comics? If so, what are your favorite series?
Ohh......... Cartoons and animated series? Too many to name. Just about anything Disney(especially The Lion King). I was a 90's kid so there's alot of cartoons from the 90's that I loved.
As for comics, I did not really get too much into them. I had an Aliens VS Predator comic that was released WAY before the first AVP film came around. And I own a KISS Psycho Circus comic, A Gambit Comic that came with a figurines I bought some years ago. But that's about it. Otherwise there are some online comics I've given a read. like
's "Ink". And a wolf comic called "Off-White". And there's some horror comics I wouldn't mind owning.
24.] Any artists that you wish you could draw like?
ANDREAS DEJA, James Baxter,
, ......ohhh there's more. But I can't think of them at this moment o0
Gimme your lady skills
I believe James Baxter may have animated Jessica Rabbit?
Gimme those skills please D8
25.] Do you read a lot of books?
No not really. I do have some favorite books though.
26.] Did you ever buy a book to inspire or teach you to draw?
I do have some drawing books, mostly horses, some anatomy books, and a few How to draw Disney books. I don't really look at them much anymore. But I keep them handy for reference.
27.] Any video games you enjoy?
I'm not much of a gamer anymore. I do love to play though. Like old NES,Sega,N64, Playstation games. And a computer game or two.
Mario, Sonic, Kingdom Hearts, DOOM, Cabela's Hunting games, Banjo-Kazooie, Zelda games, Star wars Racer games, etc....
I'd love to get an X-Box360 or whatever so I may play games like Skyrim and so on.
I'm so behind on my gaming D8
28.] Any favorite characters from video games?
In no particular order-Link, Epona, Sora, Mario, Yoshi, Sonic, Occo Ninebar, JAWS from my old JAWS NES game, Pluto, Simba, This list can go on and on and on..... I'll stop.
29.] Do you have a favorite writer?
Hmmm....... Im not really a book person. So I dont know If I can really give you a favorite writer.
30.] Any books you really enjoy?
Black Beauty, Speak, obviously Harry Potter (the ones I've actually read anyways), there was a few others whose names escape me. I read them so long ago and do not own them. Or cannot find them. I liked what I read from Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book.
31.] Do you draw fanart?
Yes. I was and still am known for fanart, but as of right now, and not uploading any fanart for various reasons.
32.] Do you listen to music while you draw?
33.] Any recommended songs?
Oh there are severe songs for several different occasions. Depending on what mood I want for to draw whatever kind of drawing I want to draw.
34.] Any other art websites that you really enjoy?
35.] Are there any websites that you go to everyday?
Facebook, YouTube, Google.......
36.] What is your dream website like?
I dunno. I quite like YouTube and DA.
37.] Do you like your own art?
Yeah I guess.
38.] What do you enjoy watching on television?
Sons Of Anarchy, The Big Bang Theory, re-runs of Friends.... not much else on TV that I like right now. I don't watch much TV.
39.] Favorite celebrity?
There's too many.
40.] Favorite color?
41.] Favorite food?
Pastas, Sandwiches, Steak, Eggs, Meats, and fruits.
42.] Favorite drink?
Or juices, milk, and choice alcoholic beverages.
43.] Do you like to go shopping? If yes, where? And for what?
Target or Walmart for nail polish, paper, hand sanitizer, clothes, makeups, and whatever. Or Victoria's Secret for perfume, JCP for some clothes. Whatever, wherever. Ehh.
44.] Can you cook?
Sometimes. I cannot cook raw meats, because of OCD issues, but I do enjoy baking.
45.] Any devices you use often for email?
46.] Are you tech-savvy?
Sorta, I understand, but I am not a know-it-all.
47.] Do you want to become a professional artist?
Yes, I'd like that.
48.] Are there any other jobs you're interested in?
Well, Writer, special effects makeup artist, psychiatrist, historian, film-something or other. There are other things I can picture myself doing for sure. Mostly things in the film industry. As long as I am doing something creative. Or something I find interesting.
49.] Any other hobbies or skills besides drawing?
Writing, photography (atleast I think I am okay), pretty good with makeup.
50.] Do you like to watch movies?
51.] What's your favorite movie?
52.] Have you ever entered an art contest, here at DeviantART or otherwise?
53.] When did you start drawing seriously?
Well, I've always liked to draw, and have always developed my skill and so on throughout my years. I dont know how to answer this other than "I've always been drawing".
54.] Do you use references? If so, for what?
Mostly for features of an animal, character, or person. To make sure my drawing is on-model.
Also shading, coloring, BG, inspiration, anything.
55.] Are you a subscriber? If so, are you a beta-tester?
Yes, and I think I was a beta-tester, but am no longer a beta tester.
56.] Do you have a lot of net friends?
Yea I suppose I have a fair amount.
57.] Do you have a lot of friends that also draw?
Online yes, but not very many in RL.
58.] What time of the day do you usually go online?
59.] Do you like to go to chat rooms?
Not really. It can be fun. But I dont go out of my way to join in on most chats. Mostly, I chat when I am in a livestream. Either visiting or hosting. While we are at it, no, no i do not RP.
Never been much one for that.
60.] Do you have your own computer?
61.] What would you say to the person that you admire?
To Robin Williams, "Thank you for the laughs, I've been needing them. You've always brightened up my days."
To Walt Disney, "You make me smile, and you're such an inspiration to me".
There are others. But I dont feel like it.
62.] Does your mind wander when you draw?
63.] Have you drawn poorly because you think too much?
64.] Do you have any friends who are professional artists?
I know of some people through the internet who have gone professional, or are in the industry in some way. but none in RL.
65.] Where do you often hang out?
My cave(room) o0 I like it here, It's quiet. Other than that, I love to go to Disneyland. Or The Peir.
66.] Are there any popular artists that you don't like much? (no need to name names if you don't want to)
There are one or two who seem fairly un-likeable or who have said/done something that wasn't very cool, sure. Not my business though. They've not done anything to me.
67.] Are there any situations in which you really don't like being a DeviantARTIST?
Oh, the usual,you know. When people steal my art. Or when people troll. Just leave a rude comment with no real reason to do so.
68.] How about situations that make you love it?
I like when my friends comment. Or when you start talking to someone of a common interest. You get to share conversations with some of the most interesting of people online. And when someone says that you've inspired them, that's always soo nice and awesome to hear.
And the mere idea of talking to someone on the other side of the world, is still awesome to me.
69.] What's the one thing that makes you grateful that the internet exists?
The amount of information right at your fingertips. The leaps forward that it has brought us . The things we can now do and or share. And also see #68.
70.] Is there anything out there that makes you wish the internet didn't exist?
Oh there are alot of things. There's soo much in the negative shadow of man.
71.] What's your first Deviation?
It's in storage, but it was a drawing of Scar from 2006.
72.] Any art you did prior to that?
Yes, on TLKFAA
73.] Has your style changed a lot since joining DeviantART?
Yes, it's evolved quite a bit.
74.] If it has changed, it what ways?
Anatomy, style, coloring,lighting, programs, etc...
75.] Have you experienced artist's block before?
76.] If so, how do you usually get out of it?
Get inspired by music, movies, documentaries, or sometimes looking at art that I like from other people/professionals.
77.] What do you do when you can't get out it?
Sleep. Walk away.
78.] Any Deviants that have influenced you a lot?
Yep, go look at #21
79.] What made you want to start drawing?
I just drew. I remember drawing Unicorns, horses, lions, dragons, snakes, anything. Anything that caught my eye and imagination. Since I was a small kid/baby.
80.] What made you want to join DeviantART?
On TLKFAA you could only draw On-Topic art. Meaning only tlk charcters or animals native to Africa. So I joined DA so I can upload my other art. Seeing as I draw/drew more than just TLK fanart. Also I could speak any way I want. The use of profane words and such.
81.] Has anything ever made you want to quit DeviantART?
82.] What do you think about netiquette?
Wish more people would be more respectful, understanding, etc. And not soo negative and so on.
83.] Have you ever been spammed or trolled?
84.] Ever thought about quitting art all together?
Sometimes, but it wouldn't last. I love drawing too much.
85.] If so, why?
86.] Do you upload high quality versions of your Deviations, or do you prefer to upload a lower quality?
Uhhh, high quality? I dunno. I just upload.
87.] Do you have custom CSS? If so, did you make it yourself?
Yes, a friend made it for me, but I half assed edited it because I needed a change.
88.] Do you have good vision?
I have pretty good/fair vision.
89.] If you can get anyone's autograph, whose would you get?
Robin Williams, Jon Bon Jovi, Robert Englund, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Andreas Deja, Mel Gibson, the list can go on.
90.] What would you say to that person when he or she gives you an autograph?
"Thank you soo much!"
"Sorry to bother you"
"Love you work!"
To Robin Williams-"You're my hero!"
91.] Do you like to draw on Oekaki BBS?
I am not sure what that is. So no.
92.] Do you have a job?
I had a seasonal job that ended.
93.] Did you take art in school? If so, did you do well? Are you still taking it?
Took art in highschool.............failed it.
94.] Have you taken art lessons outside of a school setting?
95.] Have you ever drawn something just because it was the cool thing to do -- the hip new fad?
Uhhhh..... I can't say I have? Other than drawing accessories/markings on OCs when I was active in my early days on TLKFAA. Does that count?
Drawing a sub-cannon character that was recently discovered? I dont know.
96.] What's your favorite phrase/quote?
"It's all good."
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
To He that the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder, to stand rapt in awe, is dead.
His eyes are closed."
97.] Do you present yourself differently online than you do in your real life?
Yes I guess? No? I dunno. I am as I am. I just filter myself in RL depending on my surroundings.
98.] What's your goal now?
Fix some things in my life?
99.] What do you have to say to yourself?
You should be cleaning. Or drawing. Get on that.
100.] Lastly, what do you have to say to everyone who read this?
If you read all of that, you're either very bored, a trooper, or are now thinking about steak.
Hey! You're thinking about steak!
........I want some steak.