How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Over ten years, and it will be eleven in October.
What does your username mean?
It's my name.
Describe yourself in three words.
Paleoartist; eventual scientist.
Are you left or right handed?
What was your first deviation?
This piece of Redwall fanart. In fact, the Redwall fandom was my introduction to DeviantArt: I had been a member of The Long Patrol forums, doing sketches for people of their Redwall-inspired characters, and was told that I MUST register an account at DA and share my art with the world. I wonder if I still have any watchers from those Redwall days?
What is your favourite type of art to create?
If "type" means subject matter, then it's accurate feathered dinosaur paleoart. If "type" means medium, then see question #13.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Oil or oil pastels in the manner of Douglas Henderson.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Accurate paleoart of mostly feathered dinosaurs, and some bird art and bird photography.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Well, the most obvious answer is , whom I met through this site (sort of) almost 10 years ago. He has had a greater cumulative impact on my life in these past 10 years than probably any other person I've known in that time, online or off.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
I bounce between digital art (CS4 with a Wacom tablet) and gouache/watercolor traditional pieces. Preference at any given time depends on client's preference, suitability of the composition to the medium, and specific level of rage I'm currently feeling towards Photoshop.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
I don't think location has affected level of inspiration to a significant extent.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Meeting Jon or being contacted for publication in a book for the first time, which was the biggest single thing that made me reconsider a career as an illustrator. There is much I dislike about this silly website, but damn if it hasn't been kind of ridiculously integral to most of the things I've found valuable over the years.