Just doing this for fun, and so my newer watchers can get to know me a bit =]. If there's spelling mistakes I apologize, this is long and I'm not going to read through it to make sure D: 1. How did you join dA?
My experience with uploading my drawings to the internet first started with Youtube. I used to draw my favorite anime/manga characters and put them on Youtube as drawing tutorials. God, were they horrible though. They weren't tutorials. They were just progress pictures and me saying "now draw this, and then this". For some reason though, people liked the videos, and kept subscribing. Eventually I wanted to spread my art a bit bigger than Youtube, and I joined DeviantART. That was way back in like 2006-2008? I can't even remember any more. I can't go by the date on this account, since it's not my first ._. But yeah, that's basically how it happened. 2. What does your username have to do with you?
Literally nothing. I've had a lot of stupid usernames through my childhood on the internet, for anything from online games to random websites. One day the name "Names" came up as a joke, and it just stuck. The 76 was a random number that popped into my head at the time of making the first Names account, since just the word "Names" is always taken no matter where you go. I've had this username for a LONG time now. 3. What is your current avatar of?
My current avatar is of Rainbow Dash by
. I've wanted to have an avatar I could call my own for awhile now, but this RD face has grown on me a lot. Not to mention I believe pretty strongly (from personally experience and others) that people get associated by their avatars a lot. So changing it after a long time can create a lot of confusion ._. 4. How many watchers do you have, and how many do you watch?
At the time of writing this, I have 2,461 watchers, and I'm grateful for everyone of you. I also watch 409 users. I would like to watch a lot more, but time is the main issue. I don't have a lot of time to go browsing through art. Not to mention with all the groups and people I'm watching already, I tend to miss a lot of things because I never have time to go through my notifications ;_; 5. Do you have more than one account?
Nope. Although this is my second account, the older one was deleted a long time ago. It was mainly just filled with anime/manga drawings. 6. Name three of your favorite artists on dA.
Questions that have to do with your "favorites" are horrible for me. I don't normally put anything or anyone above each other. If it's a favorite of mine, it's a favorite, same as the others. So choosing three is extremely difficult. I'll try to choose 3 that have had a significant impact on me during my time here on dA, but please note that there are many others just as deserving of these three spots.TayleRX
is the first person on my list. I looked up to his work so much, and I still do. He's one of the main reasons I decided to try Realism drawings, he was one of my main sources of inspiration for it. I still remember the day that I found out he gave me a +watch, I couldn't have been happier that someone I looked up to so much was watching me. He has since though, abandoned his account. He hasn't been online in over 2 years. Though I'm extremely saddened by this, I thank him very much for the motivation he brought me. SoulSpade
is the second on my list. He's been watching me since nearly the beginning of this pony nonsense. I look up to him for his style of drawing/shading, and also his attitude. He's always so helpful and kind to everyone. Nearly everything I used to upload, even if I thought it was garbage, he was there giving me support. He'd always leave long, thought out comments with advice and praise. It was always a massive morale boost to see his comments. Also, I'm not one to fav bomb people, but I think he's probably close to having the most favorites in my book. He's been absent from dA for a good while now due to school, but I, and the rest of your fans, will continue to wait until you return. Murphylaw4me
is third on my list. As a traditional artist, I really admire other peoples pencil techniques. This guy is a big source of inspiration for me because he does work similar to mine, he combines traditional realism shading with pony drawings. To put it simply, I just really adore his style of drawing and shading. I hope to achieve the same level of skill he posses. He also, same as the others, hasn't been active on dA for a long time now. It's depressing that all these people have left =[. 7. What deviant(s) do you admire because of their personality?
These are the three that come to mind pretty much instantly when I'm asked this question. They've all been following me for a long time now, and are always extremely supportive. This isn't to say that I don't appreciate the rest of you though. I'm always extremely happy and appreciative of every comment and message I receive, it's my main source of motivation and morale. But without having to look through my comments, these three in particular stick out in my mind for going above and beyond to be supportive. I admire their personalities, I wish I could be same. 8. How many deviants do you actually know in reality? Post their avatars.
Just this guy. Best friend for a long time now. 9. Do you comment, fave, or both?
I favorite a fair bit, but I almost never comment. I know firsthand just how much of a confidence boost a simple comment can be, but even still, I don't comment on others work often. I don't like it. I want to comment more, but I'm such an introverted person. I'm shy. I don't talk to others much, and find writing comments difficult most of the time. Not because I'm afraid or anything, but because I just don't know what to say. I don't like leaving small talk, two word comments. I want it to be a meaningful comment, one that can spark conversation, but I'm just not that kind of person. I always find myself at a lose for words. It's just something I need to work on. 10. What do you typically post on deviantART?
Mostly traditional art, usually pony related. Seems like a weird question, since you should all already know what I post xD. 11. Do you participate in clubs or contests here on dA?
I've never participated in any contests or anything here. As for clubs, I assume it means dA groups? I don't really interact with the groups at all. I mostly just submit my art. 12. What is your most popular deviation? As in most viewed or most favorited?
Well, the most popular in terms of views in my Dark Souls 2 portrait:
It's only got so many views though because the Dark Souls team shared it on their facebook. It's favorite count is pretty low. My most favorited drawing is one of my Rarity portraits: 13. What's your favorite submission in your gallery?
Probably my drawing of Rick from The Walking Dead. It's one of the only drawings I've ever bothered to frame. 14. What are things you wish you could draw better?
Basically, everything. I'm honest about that. My experience with drawing has mostly revolved around copying
. It started with looking at pictures of my favorite anime characters and drawing them, and it's continued to the point where I still do that, but I can also draw real people as well. I've become good at copying. Creating though, is entirely different. I'm extremely mediocre at creating my own pieces, I upload almost nothing I've made from scratch, and anything I do, has usually been heavily referenced still. I don't feel there's anything wrong with referencing in creating your own work, but I would still very much like to be able to just sit down, and make something WITHOUT reference. 15. Do you have a premium membership?
Yes I do. The current one was given to me by
for my birthday. When it runs out, I will buy my own again. 16. How many hours a day do you spend on dA?
Not all that much honestly. I don't sit on dA for too long at a time, but I make a lot of small stops to check my messages and what not. If you were to add them all up, I'd probably say I spend an hour or maybe even a bit more. 17. Are you a fast, slow, or medium typer?
I never bothered to learn how to type with the proper hand positioning, so I still chicken peck with my two index fingers. Though, after years and years of online gaming and interaction, I've become pretty fast at it. I usually surprise people when they realize I'm typing as fast as I am with just two fingers. I'd say I'm fast, but I also make a lot of mistakes, so I'm probably more around the medium speed to be honest. 18. What is the most annoying thing people ask you?
If I'm going to be honest, it's the "how did you do this" question. Regardless of what part of the drawing they're referring to (ex: hair), it's never that easy to explain. I use multiple tools, and have developed and learned how to do what I do over the course of many years. It's not something I can quickly explain in a comment box. Not to mention, having to try and explain it multiple times over all the drawings I upload. I've thought about writing up a section and putting it on my page, but I know I'd still get the comments regardless. I really should make a video sometime. 19. What is the most annoying/offending comment you've ever received?
It's hard to pin point just one. Back before MLP, when I was just drawing anime/manga stuff, I received a lot of harassment. It was usually people who would see my work and immediately assume it was traced. They'd then comment what you'd expect. What I didn't understand was how they could honestly think they were traced. I, myself, could see my mistakes. Sometimes they were HUGE mistakes in proportions and what not. I wasn't that good at what I did way back then. You'd think people would be able to see these things. There was one guy though, who was much worse than the rest. He was an artist himself, unlike the majority of the others who were just nobodies. He also thought I traced, and would vigorously pursue me and comment the most horrible things. He even went as far as to slander me in a journal. As a fellow artist, I just couldn't understand how he could ignore the massive mistakes in my drawings, and honestly believe they were traced. It baffled me. 20. What/Who inspires you?
My influence map below:
The artists in particular if you're too lazy to go look xD:
21. Do you use guidelines when you draw?
Yes, I use several different guidelines. I use different types depending on what style of art I'm doing. 22. Do you associate people on deviantART with their icons?
I do. I probably even look at the icons more than the names. So when someone changes their icon, it'll take me quite awhile to get used to it ._.' 23. Have you ever suggested a Daily Deviation?
I have, but I don't think any of them have ever actually made it. 24. Everyone has considered leaving dA once or twice. Have you? Why?
I did, once. This is my second account, and I almost lost it. There was a period where I was going through a bad depression, and had convinced myself my art was garbage and that I needed to stop. I closed my account, and deleted all of my work. After awhile though, the depression passed, and I was lucky enough to still have time to reactivate my account. Since then, I've found MLP and its community, and I've pretty much been rid of negativity and the people that caused the depression. I'm so very grateful I was able to come back to this account, and that I've kept making art. This place is responsible for keeping me going, I think. So I'm not going to leave again, at least not anytime soon =].