1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Eight years. Jesus, I've been here a long time. I'm glad I put a lot of my older drawings in storage. That stuff is just embarrassing, now.
2. What does your username mean?
I concocted this amazing username when I was but a freshman in high school, and was an enormously avid fan of Kingdom Hearts, and I believe Kingdom Hearts 2 had come out not long ago at the time. The basic nobody in KH2 was called the "Dusk", and an upgraded version of the basic heartless from KH1 were called "Neoshadows", so I devised the name "Neodusk" by following that naming pattern. Looking back on it now, I'm glad that I wasn't into something super weaboo-y at the time and named myself "Inunekochankunsama" or something like that.
3. Describe yourself in three words.
Really socially awkward.
4. Are you left or right handed?
I'm right-handed, but I like to think that I would've made a good left-handed person.
5. What was your first deviation?
Bam. Taken out of storage, just for you guys. As you can see, this comic was created before I new how to use photoshop properly. Or at all. All of the text and line art are done with a sharpie, and I just colored the white spaces with a fill tool and used an optical mouse to do the "shading". This was probably done in Photoshop Elements. I didn't even know how to clean up all the gunk covering the paper then. AND NOW I DON'T EVEN USE PAPER BECAUSE I HAVE A CINTIQ. So for you kids out there who think you'll never get better at arting, just look at this. It only took me 10 years to get from horrible to almost amateur level. Just keep up the good work, and maybe your art will even look kind of decent one day.
6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Probably the art of shounen manga, like Fairy Tail or Bleach (I mean, I hate both those series, but my god is the art pretty).
8. What was your first favourite?
Oh, look. A Naruto comic. What are the odds.
9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Either the sort of art I'd like to be able to make (like cartoon art), or the sort of art I probably never will be able to make but it looks just really good (like super detailed, dynamic digital paintings). Or pictures that are really funny.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
I'm not sure I have one, since every dA star is so good at doing their own thing. I suppose
was often an inspiration with me with his character designs and comic art. But if I had to pick my favorite deviant artist, it's any artist who continues to follow and support me right here on dA (or on tumblr, or any other social platform I happen to take up).
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Probably all of my fans. Is it okay to use that term? Fans? I mean, I could say all of my watchers, but I imagine that would be less exciting, because I'm sure there are a lot of people who just sort of haphazardly click that "watch" button. I'd rather meet the people who are genuinely interested in the things I do and say because we'd probably have more to talk about.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
has always stuck it out through trials and tribulations and continued to make fantastic art, even before joining us here at dA, and I think her hard work indirectly serves as a horsefly biting the butt of my artistic drive, kicking it out of lethargy.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
My Wacom touch display is immensely useful to me. It really streamlines the process of creating comics on the computer, since it means I don't have to scan or edit any sketches. Although, there is still definitely something to be said for drawing with traditional media when you're just trying to churn out ideas and let your brain flow. I should probably actually be doing that more often. The digital media have spoiled my drawing hand.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
The Internet. There are pictures and art stuff and tutorials like...everywhere. All of the everywhere. And it prevents me from having to go outside and...do things.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
I think it was probably just this past year, when I realized that people were actually beginning to take an interest in my comics and I felt like I was sort of accomplishing something of value to a handful of people. Something that people would want to come back to regularly and maybe even share with their friends. I mean when I first started submitting comics onto the interwebs, I think I was happy just to get like three or four comments per picture. Now a hundred or so comments per pic is the norm, and that is just...weird to me.
Although, I think if there's something I'd like to go back to that I haven't really experienced in a while, it's putting up more of my own original work. I don't want the fan comics to stop, you know since that's what people seem to enjoy the most, but I do miss offering up my own original characters and stories for people to view and maybe even get invested in. It's something that I want to start doing soon, so please look forward to that happening, hopefully within the next year.
Well, Happy Birthday, DeviantArt. For all the controversial decisions you've made and all the financial trouble you've stumbled through these past couple years, I wouldn't be anywhere without you, and I wouldn't have the following that I do, now. So, let's put our pesky problems aside, and appreciate the opportunity we've had here to share our ideas and opinions. For the people reading this, please go and fill out this questionnaire yourself. I'm sure there are people who'd like to know more about you. Not me though. I have no interest in any of you.
No just kidding.