|Seriously, I have no idea what anyone would even want to know about me...|
How long have you been on DeviantArt?
About three years.
What does your username mean?
Well it was black kestrel at first, which while fictional in the sense that black ones don't exist, it is a real bird of prey. I don't know, I picked up Kestrel as a handle years ago.
Describe yourself in three words.
Ugh, this is the hardest damn question...
Mercurial, perfectionist, curious
Are you left or right handed?
What was your first deviation?
A few bad ballpoint pen drawings, as I recall.
What is your favourite type of art to create?
Art that I'm proud of, or what I might call "good"
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Sculpture, I like using my hands to create. Or I suppose I could go practical and choose digital illustration, but my gut goes with sculpture.
What was your first favourite?
Honestly, don't know. I reorganized everything a while ago into categories so I can't check.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Illustrative, people based, can be dark and gritty but I like art with a voice... Something that feels like it is more than just pretty. I don't know, art that has soul.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
As a person or an artist? As artists go creature13 has to get some credit but some artists I'm more personally invested in are Harkill, opheer, and Jawbone-ashtray. There is one more who is obscure, and not active anymore, but good I do love their artwork and that is KIAcreator. Of course there are more but I'm not supposed to list them all.
I don't really get worked up over the most popular, give me the undiscovered, the under credited, the weird and therefore interesting artists... They usually speak more to my esthetic and my soul.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Have met a couple, and I believe I even said "it is weird how not weird this is." Good people. Hmm, if I'm only picking one, and one I haven't met, then probably jawbone-ashtray. But a few more I would probably add are Sapphire236, PanikSura, and Opheer.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Got a few people who have lifted me up when I'm feeling low as an artist, or otherwise, and that may seem small but it isn't. Thank you guys, I'm sure you know who you are.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
Water colors, graphite pencils, color pencils, and illustrator pens
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
My go to is on my bed listening to music... I just zone.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Er, dunno... Maybe the first time I had an artist, a professional one who I respected, tell me my art wasn't shit. They did really even give me a compliment more of a stop being so self deprecating you actually have more talent than a lot of people kind of comment... Funny thing I remember being ecstatic at the time.
But the things I value more, which are a collection of memories, are some of the mutually supportive relationships I have with some fellow Deviants.
Right, I suppose that about covers it.