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FAQ


What do you use to draw?
I use a Macbook Pro laptop, Photoshop CS5, and a Wacom Cintiq tablet.

Where else do you post artwork?
You can also find me on Tumblr, FurAffinity, and YouTube

Are you open for trades/requests/commissions?
Check the box above this one, it should say. Generally though unless I say otherwise, assume everything is closed.

How long have you been drawing?
All my life, so about 20 years. I have a BA in Animation.

Can I have you critique or redline something?
Certainly, I'm always willing to help out other artists. If I get enough questions or requests I can always make a tutorial as well. I'm happy to critique what I can but please be respectful of my time as well... I can't be your personal teacher.

Can I use your artwork on my website/role-play/personal story?
Unless it's a piece that was commissioned by you, or a screenshot of something you created in one of my makers, no. My artwork is not to be reposted unless there's anything in the description that says otherwise.

If you have any questions for me that aren't answered here, please feel free to send me a note and I will respond as soon as I can!

How long have you been on DeviantArt? 
I joined originally in 04 but never used it, this account was made in November of 05. I am almost at my ten-year anniversary!!

What does your username mean? 
Kaylink is one of my oldest OCs, and one of the first to have a truly fleshed-out design and backstory. It's also just some dumb name I made up when I was 13, so I've tended to use it since it's rarely taken. 

Describe yourself in three words. 
big dumb furry.

Are you left or right handed? 
Right.

What was your first deviation? 
Some pretty fukin sweet Warriors fanart
Sandstorm by Kaylink

What is your favourite type of art to create? 
I really like doing illustrative art - full scenery and atmosphere with characters, rather than just backgrounds or references or sketches. I tend to lean towards strong colors, nature, and some fantastical elements. I don't experiment as much as I should though so there's many things I'd like to try out!
Son of the Moon by KaylinkAnd I've Seen The Stars by KaylinkHold Fast by Kaylink

  
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? 
I am very jealous of painterly styles! I tend to default to thick, harsh inkwork, and do wish I was able to do lineless paintings or airbrushings, use lines as less of a crutch and work with light and shadow to create borders instead. I am very attracted to styles that play with volume and value like that.


What was your first favourite? 
  Snuggles 4 by rockpainter

What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? 
I like to hoard reference photos of animals and landscapes, or any tutorials that are things I haven't thought of before. I tend to favorite the things I wish I had drawn myself haha, so those compositions with strong values, interesting painting styles, cool character designs, fantasy-nature subjects, etc. Basically anything that makes me go "oh that's neat I haven't seen that before."

Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
I don't think I could really pick! My idols at the time I joined DA are not my idols now, and I've certainly run into people along the way I was enamored with. But I don't think there's a person that I follow where I consistently love everything they put out. I'm a very fair-weather follower!

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I want to meet anyone who wants to meet me! Getting to talk with other artists has been my favorite things about the cons I've been to in the past. But I don't really seek people out either, I wouldn't want to bother them. I'd be super happy to talk to anyone who was interested though.

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
So much inspiration! Every person on this site is so unique, it's so wonderful being able to see all these people and how they work and their individual personalities and thought processes. DA was my first exposure to an art community and it marked the point in my life where my art actually started improving and I got motivated to study. I would be a dramatically different artist if I hadn't discovered this site. And of course I met my best friend SoldierYena through here, from a few shy comments and faves to now 7 years later. I owe her so, so much.

What are your preferred tools to create art?
For my own ease of use I use my Cintiq and Photoshop. I would love to get back into traditional media but it is such a space-easter and so expensive and messy. Digital is comfortable for me so I stick with it for now. I'd really love to get into sculpting or plush-making though. I enjoyed taxidermy but holy hell is it a money sink (and not a great fit for city apartment living).

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Not a specific place, just depends on my mindset at the moment. Sometimes I can draw, sometimes I can't.

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
It's always cool to be able to submit an image that actually gets the amount of feedback you wanted it to! Its so nice being able to see that validation, even if you shouldn't be using it as such haha. I don't think I have a specific favorite memory, I've been lucky enough to have some really great artists follow me and that's always been a huge rush for me though. And of course all the amazing fanart I've gotten over the years - it floors me every time!
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ElenPanter Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You have such wonderful works)
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Horsefinity Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
i wish i could meet you!! :D
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BerryPawsDraws Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
U rock
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sunfox872 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hai there, I found your page by accident, and I was lucky I did, because your art is amazing!! I can't do anything close to what you're doing, but maybe you could alert some of your watchers to check by my page once in a while, or maybe even watch me, cuz I want to keep on making my art and be inspired by amazing artists like you and your watchers!!

Thanks for reading this!  

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FlamingHeadphones Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love how you draw stars, ahhh, they're just so beautiful! And your animals look so real!

How'd you learn to draw the stars? I've attempted it myself by taking a dark blue, lowering the opacity then blending it and putting white dots on top, but it still doesn't look quite as enchanting.
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