How long have you been on DeviantArt?
I'm here since December 24th, 2009.
What does your username mean?
When I was creating an account, I intended to call it "Ariina", since it's apparently how my real first name (Alina) sounds in Japanese (and I thought it was cool), but since such an username was already taken, I added an "a" at the start. And I actually like this one more. xD
Describe yourself in three words.
Random weird procrastinator.
Are you left or right handed?
What was your first deviation?
... It was this thing. My first deviations were Naruto characters in hyena style (since hyenas are my absolutely favorite animals, and I was inspired by few other artists who were doing a similar thing back then x)).
What is your favourite type of art to create?
Fan arts, especially those including animals and creatures.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Animation. I've been meaning to practice some, but as always... the time has yet to come for that.
Or oil painting. I just saw a street artist who was painting portraits based on photos that people were giving him few days ago. Man, this guy is a freakin' GOD. *_____*
What was your first favourite?
My first favourite appears to be in storage, and the next one is this picture. Man, I almost forgot about it. xD
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Various fanarts and animal & mythological creature drawings/ paintings.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Aww man, I can't pick just one. You can't expect such things from me! The people I chose here are either the ones who I watch for a really long time, or the ones that I really truly like and it would be a shame if I didn't include them. And those are (in no particular order):
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Again, I can't just pick one person! But I think those here are the ones that I would love to meet the most:
(I'm not totally sure if this is his actual dA account, though) and (I actually saw him on a MeetUp a while ago, but didn't talk to him x3)
(on a side note: I often wonder how would you guys react if you met me by chance IRL x3)
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
It's not "a fellow deviant"; I would rather say, that certain artists (= over a half of people I watch) keep inspiring me to practice more and be better at what I do, and the community (my watchers, people commenting my works and other fellow deviants) changed my personality over the years to the point that I'm not afraid to express myself, my opinions, and encouraged me to be just be myself and not be afraid or ashamed of what I draw or who I am. (and so did some poeple that I've met in RL, but that's a completely different story) So: thank you a lot for that!
What are your preferred tools to create art?
When it comes to sketching, I prefer a pencil, eraser and a paper, even though I use tablet on a daily basis. But I also really like using Paint Tool SAI (which I do), so... that about sums it up. x3
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Probably somewhere out, where I'm surrounded by nature. Nature is really inspiring. I can be inspired by many different things, though, and since I usually create in my room (most of the time), then... that would be about it.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
#1. When commented on my artwork . Seriously, she's absolutely the best hyena artist I know (and great artist in general), and inside I was all like "omfgwtfasdffytgtzs she commented on my picture!!11!!!!!1" *fangirlsqueal*
#2. When added me to watch. Again, this guy's amazing at what he does, and I couldn't help but think: "Why on Earth would he add me to watch?! I'm far less skilled than him, wft?! ... But omg, that's so amazing! 8D" I don't remember if I thanked him properly for that (it was ages ago Oo), so: Thank you so much! ^^
#3. When I joined last year. It distracted me from drawing TLK-related artworks and whatnot, but I don't really regret it. It's too much fun! And you guys are amazing! 8D