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This is also the journal titled (In Which Every Number is One)
How long have you been on DeviantArt?
I HAVE A STORY. long, long, looooonnnnng ago, when the world was still new, and fresh, and exploring thousands of pages of Google was mind of my thing, I was on Elfwood. That's right, I was on ELFWOOD. A wonderful site in and of itself, but the approval process took so long I had often created much newer and better art by the time I could post anything there.
So, in one of my random searches through the galleries of artists I admired, I found a link, and I clicked it, and I was brought here.
Now I didn't think much of it at first. Why did I need another art site when I already had one? Gosh. But I kept coming around back to it. Thinking, putting tons of hard questions to myself about the pros and cons.
Then I joined.
That was almost twelve years ago. My main account, I joined on April 18th, 2004.
I've been here a long time.
What does your username mean?
Well that depends on which one you're looking at. Crystal-rex is my original name. I refuse to ever change that, and its unique to deviantart for whatever reason. I think it was because at the time, I was big into giving myself animal and color designations. Black Fox is a common name I've kept because I thought black foxes were dark and cool and crafty XD aha crystal Rex was pretty and crystalline and created a kind of badass image, so there you go.
As for 'The Slave', that's actually one of my oldest characters. When I had a long and ill fated stint as a moderator for the BBA (I was really too young to be a mod but c'est la vie.) The name runs far deeper than that, though. I've always wondered, especially in these times, if people would jump the gun and take some kind of offense to it because of the rise in social justice and all that. It has nothing whatsoever to do with that, though. Hah, I'm probably a little weird for quoting the 'Burger Toy' from JTHM, but 'we are all slaves to something'. It's a meaning that struck with me. There is no such thing as true freedom, in a philosophy sense, but in a way freedom is being able to choose your slavery. So that's pretty much where my name here came from.
Describe yourself in three words.
Optimistic, opinionated, silly.
Are you left or right handed?
Right handed! Like almost everyone else on the planet
What was your first deviation?
In both cases, I put them into storage! Crystal-rex it was a pencil sketch of the character 'the Slave' and on 'The-Slave' it was a picture of an alien in a dress done for a competition I don't want to be associated with anymore *cough*
What is your favourite type of art to create?
Favorite type? Like genre or medium? Pft. I do digital art because its easy. My favorite type of art is actually sculpture, which I never have time for. In both cases, sci-fi and horror with the genre contest.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I haven't mastered any to begin with! Gosh deviantart, don't be giving people the idea that you can master anything! You can't!
Painting, by the way. Digital painting. I want to do it so bad but my brain is blocking my understanding of it somehow.
What was your first favourite?
That was twelve years ago, DA. Twelve years is a long time. Probably something by hibbary
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Type? If you looked into my favorites you'd know better. xD its just things I like. I lean towards sci-fi though.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
*Shakes head* don't have any. Every one changes, people really aren't things to be put on a pedestal.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Hmn. There's a few here and there I wouldn't mind meeting. I don't have very good experiences meeting some 'friends' though so I can be super picky. Safe to say I really love talking to people but I would be super shy about meeting anyone unless I had some kind of safety net like being able to wander off at a Con!
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Well.... I fell in love with one and am moving to be closer to them? Haha, that's pretty big there. But beyond that? I've been here twelve years almost! I've met both the best and worst people in my life here. I've met people I hate to this day, people I love, people that make life fun and people that make me want to rip out my hair before punching them.
Without deviantart, I would never have grown into the person I am today. That's pretty big, huh?
What are your preferred tools to create art?
Pft. A pencil (mechanical) a scanner, my tablet, and my imagination. A few art programs like SAI and Photoshop might be involved too >>
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Alone, disconnected from the internet, holed up in a nice quiet room or with music playing. Seems peaceful XP
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
I wish I had any. I don't really. So many good memories turned sour that the recent or oldest ones are the best. First starting here I remember talking with people that liked my art and being amazed. XD and recently joining The-Mais-Pond
has been downright amazing and I love everyone there.
Of course also meeting my boyfriend here XP heh that's amazing, too, but we talk on a different medium. I think the smallest things mean the most though. Everyday comment chains, talking with others, getting to really know them, that means a lot, no matter how it turns out in the end. So that's why we keep on keeping on, to make memories.#deviantartistquestionnaire