How long have you been on DeviantArt? A: Well apparently for eight years now, it doesn't feel that long to me for some reason. Eh, time flies when you're having fun, right?
What does your username mean? A: Let's take a step back with this one and remember that my first user-name, was Ryejahdin, which, although quirky and original, was a character that was scrapped from one of my scripts for one of those many stories I gotta illustrate one day. I realized the name had lost all meaning and changed names to Stray-Pixels to reflect how I feel about my art in general, just some coincidental mishmash or whatnot. It was too generic though and I went for something cuter to reflect me, hah, so we get Cookie-Splinters now. Yep, apparently I am a cookie that crumbles into sharp, delicious bits. Fear me >:3
Describe yourself in three words. A: Quirky, Awkward, Try-Hard... wait that's four words, right? Damned it...
Are you left or right handed? A: I'm right handed, mostly. Since an accident (technically a string of accidents) involving my right wrist, working with my right hand for extended periods of time, gets kinda painful and I try and do more and more with my left, like eating, working etc; but so far, I can't really draw or write too well with my left hand... so not entirely ambidextrous... yet.
What was your first deviation? A: I believe it was a photo of me, smashing up a cheap-ass phone I was given for free or something like that. It was good to begin with, one of those itty-bitty phones that I could strap to my shoulder or one of the straps of my backpack, but after a year, it broke... so I decided to use it as a prop of sorts and vent some anger...
What is your favourite type of art to create? A: These days, it'd have to be digital, though I heavily rely on traditional sketches to plot things out and for scale. I can't scale digitally for shieeeeeeeeeet
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? A: ANIMATION. Why? Just cause, its always been a dream of mine, but I dun have the patience
What was your first favourite? A: Don't ask me this.. seriously, I have no idea and I don't think anyone can accurately go back and find it because odds are, its been removed by now or something... idk.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? A: I want to say science-fiction and really detailed works, but I'll go with boobs, we all know I'm a sucker for boobs... wow that did not come out right.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist? A: Such a toughie, I'd have to say, at the moment, Nebezial. No one else makes me laugh, fills me with wonder and admiration and makes me want to rip off his face and wear it as my own as... oh sorry.. no I meant to say. *cough* I really like Nebezial, he's great.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? A: There are lots of people out there, lots of friends and I have met a few peeps from DA already, but since I've been trying furiously to meet the great forever, it'd have to be her.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life? A: Many deviants have impacted my life in too many ways to tell; anything and everything from romantic interests, fun discussions, critique, tutorials, art-trades... etc. Its just too hard to pick any one deviant and what they've done for me, I can just hope I've given just as much back.
What are your preferred tools to create art? A: Well we already touched on that I work mainly traditionally at the start of things so, there we have a pencil (must have else what does the doodlings) paper (else where do the doodlings go?) an eraser (for when you fu** up) and a ruler, I always need a ruler for perspective, scaling, yadda yadda. Most of my digital editing and coloring is done through a conglomerate process involving Open Canvas (5.5 currently), Gimp, sometimes MS Paint (pixel-hunting and sometimes flats, because its so light-weight that I can easily just switch colors out so easily hah) PhotoPad (for scaling, rotation, light-levels... etc) and Inkscape for vectorization.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? A: My room, surrounded by stuff that inspires me and its where all my stuff is in one place, duh.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory? A: Now this is the toughest question of them all. I honestly dunno how to answer this one, because DA is filled with good memories to me, but I come here to exhibit my art, to get feedback and most often, just to kick back and relax, especially like right now, just getting ready to go to work. What I'm trying to say is, DeviantArt gives me tons of near experiences and I don't rate them; I'm equally grateful for all the art I get to see every day, for the community as a whole and for all the people out there that I get to interact with.
And that wraps up these questions. have a happy Birthday DeviantArt, stay classy and all you people out there; thanks for making DeviantArt what it is and thanks for all the art, even the porn. (especially the porn )