|self-taught artist, I use my stories and characters to guide my work, inspired by friends, other art, and the diversity of life itself.|
How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Um... *checks* 7 years ^_^;
What does your username mean?
Inspired by a mix of red Irish hair and dragons. Not really mysterious I guess?
Describe yourself in three words.
Creative... caring... and crazy.
Are you left or right handed?
Right, but since my dad's ambidextrous I have a little capability with my left hand (restricted mainly to being able to eat with my left).
What was your first deviation?
Oh... um... well the oldest left in my account (which... may or may not be my FIRST deviation) is one of my first attempts with computer coloring, for "Stained Glass Tree Window" (Stained Glass Tree Window)
What is your favourite type of art to create?
Anything that expresses an emotion; a comic page, a stand-alone picture... I want my audience to feel something specific with my work.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Photo-realistic. I've seen some AMAZING pictures in person by people who can draw photo-realistically. I have not the patience.
What was your first favourite?
A picture by the talented Goldenwolf (Moon Magic, )
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Aside from art involving friends' work, I don't really have a "type" I favorite the most. There are many, many components that go into my favoriting; I like that expression in that comic, or I like that background, or I like that dress. There isn't a "theme" to what I favorite.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
I don't have one - I love various artists for various types of creations and components, as explained above.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Easy; Reptangle . I have loved her Windstone Edition dragons for years, and have managed to collect three (one is a paint-it-yourself); she is an insanely talented artist with her sculptures and life studies and painting.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
On paper, it's a mix of pen for designing stuff, colored lead/pencil and black pencil for lining, and various pens; on the computer I have my Wacom tablet (to be eventually upgraded to a Cintiq) and my Photoshop CS6. Also have recently added FireAlpaca to the workflow, which has been... interesting. Mostly using that for line art though...
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Anywhere where there's sound; I don't like working in the quiet, so whether it be in my room alone with music playing or in the family room with a movie in the background, I find my creative juices work best with noise.