How long have you been on DeviantArt?- 4 years
What does your username mean?- Haha, I actually just chose it on a whim. I wanted something cute and catchy, so I ended up choosing "HeartTeddies," since it's approachable and unique.
Describe yourself in three words.- Awkward, introverted, open-minded
Are you left or right handed?- I'm right handed.
What was your first deviation?- Oh geez, my first deviation was a traditional piece of Utau, which was heavily referenced from official art, if I recall correctly. I believe I took it down myself, but my other earlier drawings were created on DeviantArtmuro, and resembled small chibis floating in the middle of nowhere. ;v;
What is your favorite type of art to create?- I love semi-realism, since I like the idea of stylizing reality with an artistic approach. Surrealistic pieces are also fun to do, but I don't have the time to draw more of those at the moment.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?- I would probably go with full-on realism, since that covers all of the fundamentals.
What was your first favorite?- My first favorite was "panda" by Apofiss.
What type of art do you tend to favorite the most?- I tend to favorite tutorials, semi-realism or manga-esque drawings the most.
Who is your all-time favorite deviant artist?- My all-time favorite deviant artist, like many others, is Yuumei. When I was in a huge art slump, I happened to stumble upon her and was instantly blown away by her skill in both art and story-telling. From that point on, I became serious about art and improvement in order to tell stories that can resonate with others.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?- If I could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, it would be Yuumei. I'd be shy of course, but as my favorite artist, I'd love to tell her how much she has inspired me in person.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?- Wow, I'm just going to sound obsessed with her at this rate, but the first person that comes to my mind is still Yuumei. Like I said earlier, if it weren't for her, I probably would have stayed in an art slump and possibly even quit drawing. Art is a huge part of my life, so the fact that she has re-ignited that inside of me is a big deal.
What are your preferred tools to create art?- I prefer drawing tablets with programs like Paint Tool Sai and Corel Painter to create art.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?- I love nature, so I get inspired whenever I breathe fresh air and walk around outside. I get the urge to sketch and observe when that happens, so quiet parks would probably be my pick.
What is your favorite DeviantArt memory?- Although I've been here for a long time and visit on a daily basis, I haven't made many connections on DeviantArt. I think I'm just intimidated by how large the community and the interface is, so I don't have many notable memories other than finding my favorite artists on here. I'd like to change that though, so I'm looking forward to making some memories this year.