Apparently this is a thing, so here we go: How long have you been on DeviantArt?
I've had this account on dA since the summer 2011, but I didn't consistently start uploading until the beginning of 2012. I initially created the account to try and get back into art after moving off to college. In high school I considered myself to be a decent artist for my age, but it wasn't until I came here that I realized just how much there was to learn and how much room I had to grow. I wanted dA to serve as a place of inspiration and references to develop my hobby further. What does your username mean?
This isn't an easy one. I made this name back in 2008 after a friend and I went on sort of a journey for self-discovery (bare with me here). To make a long story short Vulpessentia is the name of the idealistic person I strive to be. It serves as a reminder of where I once was, and the steps I need to take to move forward and become the individual I want to be. It is comprised of two Latin words: 'vulpe' for 'fox', and 'essentia' for 'essence.' And no, this name has nothing to do with FoxInShadow. We'll get to that. Describe yourself in three words.
Charismatic Are you left or right handed?
RightWhat was your first deviation?
When I first came to dA I was really into abstract art. I like how you could evoke different forms of emotion simply through shape, shade, and color. After some time browsing through art - and the emergence of a certain fandom - I became more interested in character design. My first deviation was this:What is your favourite type of art to create?
As stated above, I am more into character design. I am looking to broaden my scope into more concept art for both characters and environments. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Probably speed sketching. One of my biggest roadblocks in learning art on my own has been figuring out the best way to sketch. I always seem to hover between making things too defined for a basic sketch (taking too much time), or just simply not concrete enough. Sketching is one of the most important skills available to an artist in that it is the first point where your artistic intuition takes the form of something physical. What was your first favourite?
I will be completely honest, for mas much as I browse I tend to forget about faving. That is something that I need to work on, because there are a lot of interesting things out there that I wish I would have saved in my favs for future reference. I can't really pin down exactly what my first favorite even was.What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
See above, but I tend to fav art that has an element that I want to or wish I could incorporate into my own work somehow. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
No surprise here: FoxInShadow
I owe most of what I know about art today to watching Fox's streams and analyzing his works. Though in recent times my inspiration has drifted across a multitude of artists, I can always point to Fox as my first inspiration. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
There are lot of people that I wish I could meet irl, but here are the two that I would visit first if I got the chance:
I have spent a lot of time chatting with these two, and it would be good to cement it all with an actual physical meeting. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
In general, the dA community has been great to me. Every fav, comment, and note I have got helps to give me the confidence I need to keep producing art. I have said it before and I will say it again: If it weren't for the dA community, I would have given up long ago.What are your preferred tools to create art?
Anything around me to sketch with. Ps and SAI for digital. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Alone, in my room, with no distractions, and blaring trance music. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Probably just simply meeting the various people that would later become good friends of mine. Overall, it has been a great few years on here, and I am looking forward to the future.