- How long have you been on DeviantArt?
I've been on DeviantArt for 11 years. I was pretty inactive for too much of that time which is unfortunate because I feel like I lost out on a lot of the community growth. Since 2009, I've tried to maintain a more active role in sharing art, support, and positive engagement.
- What does your username mean?
It actually doesn't mean anything - just a silly name I've had for a long time and I can't shake it now even if I wanted to. The most frequent issue I get with the name is its pronunciation. It is "sow" "shin"
- Describe yourself in three words.
Never enough time.
- Are you left or right handed?
I'm weird with my handedness. Right for drawing and writing but left for most other things like eating or throwing.
- What was your first deviation?
This portrait of Jack Sparrow is my first deviation. This was back when I only used Oekaki and hated everything about Photoshop. Oh how times change!
- What is your favourite type of art to create?
I enjoy creating artwork that invokes a positive emotional response be it cute or funny. I also like creating paintings that have a lot of long fluid organic elements like hair, feathers, and wings. I especially love drawing fantasy creatures.
- If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I'm a real fan of environment and landscape paintings. I'd love to have even a fraction of the skill that these amazing illustrators have:
- What was your first favourite?
- What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Anything that I find inspiring. Usually paintings with spectacular lighting. Oh there is no possible way I can name a single favorite deviant artist. Here's a handful of inspirational artists I follow: I've met quite a few fellow DeviantArt members! If I could meet a new one it would be griffsnuff since she is always so positive, fun, and never stops creating!
Every supporter I've had has impacted my life. I can't stress enough how much motivation I get from the community on this site. I'm never happier than the moment I've finished a new drawing and hitting the submission button to upload it to DeviantArt.
My painting tools are always the same: A tablet, Photoshop, cold drink, and a nearby cat for intermittent distractions.
I'm most inspired in places where I can't actually get to my tools. New painting ideas usually hit me outside the studio: while I'm on the road, at a convention, or out with friends. I try to carry around something to sketch down some notes or a draft that way I can come back to it later.
There are so many great memories I've had on DeviantArt. Every time I get a piece of gift art, whenever someone tells me that brushes or comments have helped them, being asked to participate in community events, all the positive comments, achieving personal milestones, and the list goes on and on.
Thank you, everyone, for all of your support!