How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Almost 7 years. (Join date August 18, 2008.)
What does your username mean?
It's my name. Although it was originally 'AndTheStarsFell' and then 'WeAreABeautifulMess'. Sometimes I wish I would've kept "AndTheStarsFell" as my username. I didn't know back then, but it would end up telling a really beautiful story.
Describe yourself in three words.
Lost, struggling, aspiring.
Are you left or right handed?
What was your first deviation?
What is your favourite type of art to create?
I enjoy creating art with mixed mediums, capturing it with a camera and then digitally enhancing it into a final product.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Drawing (traditional). I've never been able to do much with a pen or pencil. I mean, seriously, I embarrass myself.
What was your first favourite?
Well, back in 2008 I was 16 and was kindddd of an Alex Evans fangirl.
So I'm pretty sure it was something like this. 99.9% sure.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
High quality nature photos that stun you with their color. (3 recents)
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Honestly? I have no idea. I don't even know how to go about trying to find the answer to that. I love so many artists, and they're so great in their own way. Equally. That's why I love them. So the answer is, I don't have one.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I dunno. I like to enjoy the work they submit and worship them from afar. Haha. Buttt thinking about this further, I've decided I'd probably want to meet one of these amazing tattoo artists we have on here, and beg them design me a tattoo (and then beg them to tattoo it on me).
What are your preferred tools to create art?
Anything and everything . And I did finally get a dslr. It's a Canon Rebel T5. Got it a month or 2 ago. Takes great pictures but I am hesitant to upload anything on here. (see my answer to last question)
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
The acres of my childhood home. There were only a few years of my life that weren't completely affected by severe anxiety, and those were my earliest years, the ones I can't remember. But somehow I can remember the smell of the earth, the grass, the fields of corn. The sound of the wind blowing through the trees. The birds chirping and singing. The squirrels running along the branches. The distant cow mooing. The feel of the wind blowing through my hair and the sun on my skin. The feeling of being truly alive. I can't explain it correctly. But it's definitely my escape.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
When I met my best friend 4 years ago.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
This community and many of its members in particular have impacted my life in an enormous way. This place has gotten me through some extremely tough times. I didn't feel so alone when I had DeviantArt. It was a place to express myself through my art - a place I could feel comfortable being myself for the first time in my life. But either I've grown out or away from the deviantart and it's community, or that community is gone, because I don't feel like that anymore. And It is quite sad for me. I don't want to leave, but at the same time, my life has been changing, and I have been changing, I feel my time on DeviantArt is coming to a natural end. I also don't feel I can identify with the person I was when I created this account 7 years ago, and a lot of my old art, opinions I had, things I said, journals I wrote, do not represent who I am today. Idk. I just feel it's time to move on; DeviantArt is catering towards a new audience, and it's golden years are long gone. Maybe it will be greater than ever before to some people, but it'll never be for me. It'll never feel like home again. I haven't uploaded anything in a very long time because of this hesitance to commit myself even a little to this site, and also because I don't feel comfortable with the amount of art theft happening not just on on this particular site, but everywhere. I'll never delete this account, not only because it would be too painful, but mostly because I feel like it's a part of me, part of my story. A very important one that I'll never forget and always be grateful for.
To anyone who cares, I am not saying I am leaving, or I'm done with deviantart. It's something I'm thinking about, and now with the introduction of Core and it's doubled subscription cost, I don't even know if I can afford this site anymore in the first place. BUT, I haven't made a decision yet. So who knows, I might just commit myself to giving Deviantart one more genuine, give-it-my-everything, try -- something I have failed to truly do thus far. And maybe, I'll find that feeling again that made me love this place so much.