How long have you been on DeviantArt?
I've been on dA for 3 years and three months now. Though I created an account many years ago, I never really used it and eventually closed it down. I regret that now
What does your username mean?
Over a decade ago I created a sort of Mary-Sue vampire OC, kinda named after me too and then I took his name back for myself. I've been vampire Æmilius, Æmilius Requiem, Æmilius Resurrection, Æmilius Lives, Æmilius Reborn and probably there will be more iterations of it.
Describe yourself in three words.
Insecure. Introverted. Autodidact.
Are you left or right handed?
What was your first deviation?
I honestly didn't remember so I had to check. It was the first in a series of photos I took at night, with a tripod in the fog: Into the Mist I
What is your favourite type of art to create?
I always wanted to diversify, but I guess 3D sculpting is what I've done the most here. I'd like to have more flash animations, and photography.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I wish I could draw, and paint in a realistic style. That'd help me to do many things I cannot do now. I also wish I was better at 3D sculpting and I could do some "real" 3D animation.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
When it comes to subject it's probably fanart. When it comes to medium/technique I probably more digital art than traditional, mostly digital drawing/paintings, 3D modelling/sculpting, then in a very distant 3rd place I'd say manips.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Wow, that's a tough one. I don't know... it'd probably be great meeting some of the most experienced professionals in here, but at the same time it'd be cool to meet some of the artists I've already interacted with the most, here and on social media, and became friends with.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
So many people have been so enormously supportive, but I think I have to go back to my first and say my fellow Sarah Brightman fan SBFlyFan . He was the one I asked about dA, right before opening my current account. And he told me it'd be a great place for me and my stuff. He was right and I've had a great experience here, and a unique place to share what I do, learn new things and interact with like-minded people. Something I didn't really have until dA. Reinhold-Hoffmann is also someone who, perhaps unknowingly, has influenced and guided me into doing things I probably wouldn't have done on my own.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
I wish I could say something more than just my computer But that's it, I have a graphic tablet but I never got used to it, so whatever I do I do with mouse and keyboard. I guess Sculptris and Photoshop are the programs I use the most. Then there's ZBrush, but I'm only still learning, and I'm making renders in Keyshot now. I use SwishMax for flash animations a lot, but I rarely post them here.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Physical place...? Being bound to my desktop computer, there's nowhere else I can go to do it But for inspiration I like to go out for a walk, clear my mind and have some quality time with myself. I don't do it enough, though.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
To mention a specific thing, I once came here and found ThreshTheSky had given me a month of premium (now core ) membership. It was greatly generous of him and it gave me a glimpse into what I was missing out of the complete dA experience. I never had any kind of premium membership on any website either. So as soon as I could I got myself a membership, almost by accident, though. Because I was trying to buy concert tickets elsewhere, but that wasn't working, so I came here to try if the whole paypal account worked at all. And over here it did Long story short (too late? ) I had to get cheaper concert tix and apologize to my aunt for using her credit card in something other than the tickets