1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
This account has been active for about three years, but I had an old account about two years before this one. (I've been on theOtaku.com for nearly ten years though, but I feel like most of my friends are gone *boohoo
*)2. What does your username mean?
My username "Michelangeline" is a play on my real name, Angeline
, and the name of the famous renaissance artist, Michelangelo
. I joked about being the pompous art student (actually I totally am pompous irl, deal with it) who was the next "Michelangelo" and that people should start calling me "Michelangeline" from now on. He is one of my favorite artists, and I am very inspired by his style in the way he depicts human anatomy.
3. Describe yourself in three words.
Gothic Lolita Squidward. 4. Are you left or right handed?
Right. 5. What was your first deviation?
This is an old piece I did back when I still used MS Paint as my primary digital artmaking tool, before I started using GIMP. However, some of my oldest art online can be found in my theOtaku.com portfolio.6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
My biggest passions are comics and illustrations. But I also love writing short stories, fashion design, sewing, and costume making!
7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Definitely painting so that I could live up to the name of "Michelangeline". Preferably oils like the old masters.8. What was your first favourite?
It's nearly impossible to tell since I have purged my favorites several times. Looks like I was pretty big into Avengers and other Marvel fanart though, judging from my last favorites page.
9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
I don't know, I favorite so much stuff that I had to create different folders to help categorize it all!
10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
This isn't a fair question since I love so many artists across so many mediums! But if I had to choose, here are my choices:
for her fantastic Thrax fancomic;
for the amazing Rukia X Renji fanfiction/fancomics;
for the absolutely breathtaking elegant gothic lolita art;
for also making gorgeous lolita artwork;
for countless beautiful stocks that I frequently use... and so many more!
11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
All the Azog fangirls of course. Our slumber parties would be crazy.12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
we became friends through deviantart by sharing a love for Azog the Defiler, and our friendship has grown a lot!
who I first met on theOtaku and has been such a wonderful person to me over many years.
who is a great artist that I met through a Christmas art trade event several years ago!
who is my twin sister in real life, so we were like two peas in a pod literally and yet figuratively.
13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
Usually my art is drawn by hand using ink (illustration pens or gel pens), sometimes shaded with pencil, and then scanned and colored digitally using GIMP.
14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
My room at my computer desk. Its where I do everything creative, (listen to music, design clothes, read books, create comic panels, write fanfiction, etc).15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Probably that one time
I was called a "mercenary artist" by someone who didn't want to pay for their commission back in 2012. Or that one time
someone wanted me to give them my StarFox cosplay for free. Or that one time
a Chinese webshop stole my Cheza cosplay photo to use as a stock image on their site! Good times...