Oy. I have to pick one? I'm not sure I could do that! It would come down to two, most likely.
Both of them work so well with lighting and color to produce absolutely breathtaking works. Arcipello is there because he's been an influence for a very long time. DestinyBlue was a more recent find, but if I had to choose just one, it would probably be her. Mostly because of the emotional content of her work. She has managed to do what I've been trying to achieve each time I re-begin my foray into the wonderful world of digital painting. Breathtaking works with real, specific meaning and overpowering emotional content. 11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I'd be happy to meet anyone that I've shared a connection with here on deviantArt!
Unfortunately, however, with my entirely sporadic attendance here on dA in the past, it's been hard to form (and keep) any real connections. There's been a lot of little moments that have really stuck with me, however -- see the last question below! 13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
Photoshop. Occasionally Corel Painter, although less of that lately - but I want to get back into it again. Over the years, I've mostly used a Wacom Intuos tablet. However, this last Christmas I got a big gift from my hubby, mother, mother-in-law, and others -- a Wacom Cintiq. I absolutely love it, and am not sure I could go back to anything else!
In olden times, I did a lot of stippling (with ink/pens), as well as some graphite/pencil drawings. I'm looking to try watercolor pens one of these days, too. 14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
You know, this question is interesting. Because, really, the place that you "create" art is in your head. So, if I go with when my ideas are first conceived, that can be almost anywhere. During a movie, while reading a book, listening to a song while driving, having a conversation with my husband... those are big ones. My husband writes books in his free time (josephjohnfiction.com
), so he's also a very creative individual and inspires me a lot!
Being a digital artist, where I physically create that art is pretty limited. I have a two person desk that I share with my husband, and that's where most of it is done!
Lastly, however, where I FEEL the most inspired is in nature. Hiking, kayaking, swimming, or just being anywhere in nature is where I recharge and find the most inspired and refreshed. 15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
I have a couple of these! One of my earliest fun memories was when Rushy
was inspired enough by one of my paintings to make me a haiku for it.
"How cool is that?!" - I thought then (and still do now!), that my artwork actually made someone feel something enough to create a work of art of their own. Rushy
's kind action inspired me to create more paintings, including one that was centered around a haiku of my own: Lonely, Not Alone
Speaking of Lonely, Not Alone
, a lot of the comments made on that painting are other memorable moments here on dA. As I mentioned above, I've had a few people tell me, via either comments or notes, that that painting has helped to save their lives. How absolutely humbling is that, to be able to have that kind of positive
impact on someone else's life? Absolutely amazing.
I really want to go back and recreate that painting, and probably will sometime soon, given how powerful it was for people. It was one of my very first digital paintings, and was quite good for the level I was at back then... but I feel like I could do it so much more justice now. We shall see.
Thank you very much for reading and/or skimming this, and I hope everyone has a great weekend! :#DeviantArtistQuestionnaire