How long have you been on DeviantArt?
I've been here for about six years. The first two years I used a different account (Andygaara) and then moved to the one I have today.
What does your username mean?
UUUHHH. The first account (Andygaara) was a mix of the nickname for my name "Andy" and the name of my favorite Naruto character back in elementary/middle school "Gaara". Hence, Andygaara *ba-dum tss*
And "Alison-Lynn" was the name of a character I created back in 6th grade. She was a girl and I was suposed to write a novel-like-fiction, and this account would be the place to post art about it... it never happened, and I kind of liked the name, so now that's my DA/internet alias :'D
Describe yourself in three words.
Stubborn. Passionate. Curious.
Are you left or right handed?
Right handed, but I'll try to train my left hand so I can write and draw with both.
What was your first deviation?
This is from the time where I copied images from google or manga volumes I had... back in the 6th grade. so old omg
What is your favourite type of art to create?
I love to draw traditionally, mostly with pencils and ink, but I'm beginning to embrace coloring and making digital images. Honestly, I don't have one favorite. I have many types of art that I like.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Probably digital painting and traditionally sculpting. Though I'd also be excited to learn how to animate in an instant :'>
What was your first favourite?
OH MY GOD, this brings me back so many memories... (I used to be a quite big fan of GaaNaru back in the day).
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
I'm... I fave images way too often. I have too many favourites. But I think I mostly fave pictures that inspire me in some way; those that make me want to try a certain thing in them (either the technique, the coloring, the anatomy, etc); those from characters that I love (though I'm very picky in those nowadays).
Honestly, there's just way too many.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
That's a very hard one. I have a lot of favourtite deviantart artists, and as years go by the number increases considerably. So I won't write them all here, but yeah, I have a lot of favourite artists
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I already had the great pleasure to meet Octeapi and CamimiZ in the past, and I would love to meet them again in the near future
I would also love to meet serenadefox, TheGalaxyRose, CuddlesAndHuggles, Mooshawk, NixsRebellionOfLies, thoto, CosAce
There are TOO MANY artists that I'd love to meet, but would be probably too anxious to even say 'hi' to since I admire them so much. I'm very shy in that way ;v;
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
I ought to mention Octeapi as the main person here in DA that has made a big impact in my life. We met thanks to the Blood Sport back in 2011, and I think it was thanks to our friendship that I grew a lot as a person since then.
However, every single artist I've met here (specially those that I've watched) has made a change in the way I see things (mostly art and whatnot), so deviantart in general has made a great impact in my artistic and personal life.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
At the moment, I'm most comfortable with varied pencils, sketchbooks, my tablet Intuos 5, Paint Tool SAI, and ink.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
I would have to say the woods or at a place where I can breath fresh air. Either that, or my desk with enough light and no distractions.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Dang, well... there are too many to choose only one.
But I guess back in the day, when I was in middle school, and drawing was all about fun and I had pretty much nothing else to do but to log in to deviantart and enjoy looking at other's art while sharing my own (even though it was very crude at the time). That, and back when I entered my first OCT, "IZDeath-Race", a tournament similar to Blood Sport where I began to get involved in the Invader Zim community thanks to that first comic.