HAPPY 15th BIRTHDAY DEVIANT ARTThis is my attempt at doing the DEVIANTARTIST Questionnaire
1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Five and a half (and a bit) years,
2. What does your user name mean?
Long winded answer story alert!!! AZUL- SEAHORSE My Partner, Marie Died due to an Hypothalamic brain tumour, She was six months pregnant and completely unaware of the tumour, The doctors and Nurses at the hospitals Radcliffe infirmary I.T.U and The John Radcliffe S.C.B.U in Oxford Saved the baby, (She is now 18 years old) So I found myself in a situation on my own with a tiny baby and having to undertake the roles of a mother and father (and a lot of other problems I won't go into, I have been writing it all down and so far I have got 70 pages of rough notes) A couple of months later I was sorting through Marie's possessions and I found a Video, I put it in the video player to see what was on the tape and it was a documentary about seahorses that she had recorded, I found out that the female transfers the eggs to the male and he carries them until they hatch. At that time I related some sort of connection to the Seahorse, Marie had Also bought me a book called “The Expectant Father” when she found out she was pregnant. I was going to call myself Blue Seahorse but the name was already taken , Azul is Spanish for blue. (I think)
3. Describe yourself in three words.
Inquisitive Capricious EternallyBroke
(Yes, I know that's two words joined together to make one, but as this is an art site I am using my artistic licence, Deviant Art have set a Precedent here by spelling both Deviant art and Deviant Artist as one word at the top of this questionnaire )
4. Are you left or right handed?
5. What was your first deviation?
6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
Figurative painting, I like to have a story behind what I do,
Red molly and Vincent 1952,
Your lucky days are over,
both in my main galley
and McAlpines fusilier,
in my scraps are all inspired by songs or a lyric, I am working on a painting with Elvis Presley based on a story that I read in a bike magazine some years ago and another based on an urban myth.
I used to write poetry many years ago before I got into painting, I really should take that back up again.
7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I have recently been watching videos on Vimeo about an artist called Voka I think he may be Swiss or Austrian, He has a very colourful expressionist style of portraiture and his paintings are huge. I would like to paint like him. (I would also love to instantly have his massive studio, Which seems to have it's own light railway station.)
8. What was your first favourite?
Stock 79 by Dagwanoenyent-stock
I also used some of her stock as a reference for a sketch and watercolour painting that I did titled “Subterfuge”
9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Looking through my Favourites it seems to be a tie between Photography, Traditional Art and Digital art.
10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Not an easy question to answer, because there are so many brilliant and diverse artists here and I have a note book full of people that have impressed me and I will be going back to their galleries for a better look through, adding to favourites and watch. I think my answer to that would be a very very long list
11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
This might sound like a cop out, see answer 10.
I have so far only met one other person on that is on Deviant Art, Gita (A friend and fellow student of my Nieces husband) whose User name is Lunar Rose She has been on here since she was 12 posting photographs, she is now in her early 20s and a professional photographer and she hasn't visited Deviant Art for a while.
Oh yes!! and my daughter is on Deviant Art too but she has forgotten her username. She was posting Photos Manga drawings and putting her head in the scanner.
12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
I think getting positive feedback from other Deviants in comments is very encouraging, I am always grateful to those that have commented
13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
Pencils, charcoal, acrylic and watercolour paints I will start using oils soon, I am also planning to start working in print making using Lino cut and woodcut I have been buying the tools and inks ready to start, need to develop some images.
14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
I tend to get Ideas when I am listening to music or I am busy doing work/chore type things not related to art, I have been doing a lot of writing after I wake up and before I get out of bed in the morning. I don't have a studio so my Easel is in the sitting room and I have a work space in my bedroom for watercolours (which is cluttered up right now so no actual work is getting done)
15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Discovering Deviant Art in the first place, which was purely by chance. I thought I had found the internet equivalent of an art Aladdin’s cave.