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?
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?
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!