So I've been kinda sorta tagged by a good pal o' mine, Dawn-Lovett, who did a response to this same kind of tag. Well now I'm gonna give it a go! 1. What interests you in DeviantArt?
When I first arrived here back in 2014, the reason I joined was because I wanted to provide an art gallery people could look at without cringing at some really creepy s***; or to be dramatic, "the light in the darkness" so to speak. Of course, by now I've learned this place has a good number of honest-to-goodness, approachable people and amazing art that isn't just dirty stuff. But before joining, I had a bad first impression considering that almost every time Google Images showed a picture from here of a character I looked up the results had me going
. Which is why I just get source images from the wikis now... Of course the other reason is because of my fan comic, Super Mario JBX, which has technically been in the works since 2002, long before I would have consistent Internet access! Not that anything I drew or wrote back THEN
was any good... Still, I hope to make it one of the best fan comics ever made. A lofty goal, yes, but that's what I plan to achieve (which is why it's taking so dang long to plan out the overall story!)!2. Are you a fan, gamer, or role-player?
I'm a gamer, through and through!
You could say I'm a fan of the games that interest me though!
As for role-playing... I'm pretty selective on it; only close pals of mine have that honor.3. If you have a favorite artist on this site, who would that be?
- You may ask, "But JBX, that guy barely posts anything! Why's he your favorite artist?" The answer is simple really; I know him in real life, as he is my youngest brother. So naturally I'd default to a family member that I've known for darn near my whole life!
.........As biased as that is...4. If you have more than one favorite artist (besides your favorite artist from that recent question), who else are they? (Again, tag them and share why you love them)
Now to be serious, there have been quite a few folks that I can consider to be friends whose art is of course pretty great! Those people of exceptional quality are as follows: Hoshi-no-Kaabii
- Though they're not too active these days, I really like his art, and he is a fellow Co-Founder for one of my Groups, AdeleineArtStudio. So naturally we're both big fans of Kirby in general!
- This gal might not be around here much either, but I'll be darned if her Puyo
art isn't some of the best I've seen! She's apparently more active on Twitter and I think Tumblr, but I don't have a Twitter account (yet), and Tumblr is cancer...
Again though, the stuff she has here is amazing! She helps run PuyoPopUSA
too, so that's another plus! HeroLinkTriforce
- Dis dude draws some pretty awesome stuff, and he's a dedicated fan of my comic series (in development), Super Mario JBX
! Another Co-Founder of AdeleineArtStudio, we both adore that little artist! DragonBlast71
- Does some really nice traditional drawings, and occasional meme-ish stuff too! Miracely
- She drew some really awesome drawings on Miiverse back when it was still a thing, but these days she draws these awesome Pokemon
drawings that look good enough to be in the trading card game!Palkachu
- Probably one of my biggest fans ever, she's a great supporter of my work, and of course her own stuff is pretty neato too! UB25Artist
- Another one of my closest online pals; he's started anew in recent times, but his hand-drawn art is truly impressive and he has some really great OCs! He's one of the few folks I've RP'ed with regularly, so we know each other's fan characters pretty well! pheonix548
- Her art has a really adorable, picture-book like feel to it that I really like! TheAdorableOshawott
- I've spoken of many horrors in the Puyo Puyo
fandom, but when it comes to the GOOD
fans that I know personally, this guy here is one of the best! He (mainly) makes 3D renders and 2D vectors of Pokemon
characters, and they look pretty awesome! He's also been a big help in co-founding PuyoPopUSA, which I especially appreciate considering the few... "Complications" in the past... Pokkiu
- They've got a very unique style that is so friggin' adorable that it just couldn't be ignored! Dawn-Lovett
- The newest addition to JBX9001's "Star Allies" (and the one who started this whole tag business), her art is pretty great as well, and she's even done some animations (which I need to be doing myself )! She became a big fan of my work real quick, so that's always a great sign!Honorable Mentions
- These folks have maintained a constant dedication to my work, so let's give them some recognition too: TigerfishAori zurturchuggaacoRnroy
(Doesn't have his own avatar icon yet) krispy1264 PeppermintCandyArt5. What brings you to DeviantArt?
I think I pretty much answered this in Question 1, but I guess you could say joining satisfied my desire to share my art with others (which is pretty much the whole point, right?). During my high school days, I used to show people my drawings all the time, and everyone was impressed with my work, especially during the last two years I was there. I don't really have the opportunity to share my art offline like I used to, so being able to do that online is real nice!6. As an artist, what motivates you? As a fan, what makes you fond of your favorite movie, tv shows, comics, etc.? As a role-player or gamer, what game do you come up with or what game do you like to play?
You guys; if NO ONE was paying attention to my drawings, I wouldn't have stayed here for four years and counting (and as a result I've been improving so that you guys will find more reasons to enjoy my art)! I love action with a good amount of comedy thrown into the mix, and "cartoony-anime" art (ex. a lot of Nintendo's stuff) has been a life-long preference of mine.7. Do you usually find your friends here?
As in offline? .........Nnnnnnnnnnnno. Besides my bro (who's often not here), none of the people I know have probably even heard of DeviantArt. And I don't feel this place is okay enough to recommend to someone not accustomed to "Internet culture"...8. Besides here, what other sites do you go to? Ex. Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, etc.
My endeavors at Google+ bombed, so I don't use it anymore (other than to make YouTube comments I guess). I want to make YouTube videos, but still need to gather more source material to make the videos; but there are some very old, lame ones I have before my old computer kicked the bucket. Facebook has been under fire lately, so I'm keepin' my distance, but I've had my eye on Twitter... Since you now need an account there to do stuff like Splatoon 2
social media posts.9. What is it do you like DeviantArt? (Please, don't write anything negative about it. Only positive answers)
You mean other than those awesome peeps I just mentioned? ..............................
Well there's a few other people I haven't mentioned who have good art too, but we don't talk (you'll see 'em on my Friends list). That's all for now, you guys have a good day!