How long have you been on DeviantArt? >> Roughly 13 years.
What does your username mean? >> It means that I'm a dreamer and "Arshness" was taken, spectacularly, somehow. (Arshness was my nickname for years online. It's based on "Arsh" which was my more masculine-oriented nickname based on my real name. I have been through a very long journey with gender identity. I don't identify as masculine or neutral anymore though. I identify as female now, so I don't really use Arsh anymore and no longer really prefer Arshness that much either, but "Sheiness" doesn't really work, so I need to think of something else.)
Describe yourself in three words. >> Blue. Foxy. Geek.
Are you left or right handed? >> Right
What was your first deviation? >> On another account, and there it shall stay, buried forever. (Fanart of an old OC that was a wolf kemonomimi.)
What is your favourite type of art to create? >> Digital paintings, but these days all I can really manage are photomanipulations with some mild digital painting in them. Also, writing.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? >> Can't I just instantly master my own art style? Okay seriously, I'd instantly master the "not quite anime, not quite Disney, not quite American comic" style that some of my favorite artists have. Or writing. I keep failing to remember that my writing is also an art. I guess writing would be the frugal answer. :3
What was your first favourite? >> Seriously? I have absolutely no clue. Probably a friend's fanart.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? >> Stuff I like. o_o srsly wut.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist? >> This is not fair. Let's just pretend I answered this. OKay. sigh. Fine. Here goes. JohnSu DestinyBlue len-yan feimo Orpheelin DiegoKoi Ehryel Kate-FoX Jennyeight Aikurisu sandara carlosquevedo xa-xa-xa Vera-Chimera mero-ix Caelicorn Archaical ethe Sayael JellyVampire Vyrhelle-VyrL navate There. Are you fracking happy? (I've left someone out oh gosh...)
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? >> Also not fair. So many great artists here I would ADORE to meet in person. ;_; But I guess my best answer would be DamHam so I could thank him in person for believing in me.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life? >> I've had friends and enemies, love and hate. But I have immense love and respect for those who have been on this journey with me, and so many of you have impacted my life immensely. If not for people like Damham and a few others who found my art worthy of their money, I don't know how I'd have made it through a couple of years when I was so down on my luck that I nearly lost everything. You guys are amazing, and this community has been so good to me.
What are your preferred tools to create art? >> Digital: Photoshop Cs6 + Wacom Intuos 4. Traditional: Still vaguely find of charcoals despite HATING them in school, and well, my lead holders are the best thing for sketching with. Writing: Scrivener + roleplay notes + coffee p
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? >> I never get to create art anywhere other than in my chair, at my desk, in my room. But I would say that it was great when I did livestreams and people were there with me through the process. That always inspired me and I miss those days. One day I'll have real internet again.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory? >> Just one? What's with you and these impossible questions. I guess there were too many great times to really think of just one moment. Probably has to do with one of my dearly beloved friends who I adopted into my chosen family, or with Damham because being told that your art is someone's favorite art is really the best thing in the world.