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This issues letter is:
The deviant that is being featured and interviewed today is:
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Hm, what to say? Im a sixteen-year-old brazilian girl called Ellen, and I have a passion for pretty and shiny things , anime/manga, rainbows, dresses and long hair. Thats why all my girls non my drawings have such a long, beautiful hair! I also love reading books when I have the time, Im an assumed internet addict and I love History, its my favorite subject at school since I was five Oh yes, I also like cooking!
`Gwendolyn12, how did you find deviantART?
Wow, looks like this happened forever ago. I found dA while I was browsing the internet looking for game fanarts to make albums on my Orkut I always loved collecting images in general, and even more when I coud find unofficial and beautiful fanart so I found dA, and I was amazed at all the wonderful Works I just found here and anywhere else... two weeks ago I made my account. It was almost inactive for the first three months, but after I decided to be active here I never looked back!I love dA
How did you get your username, or what does it symbolize?
When I was looking for those fanarts, I was playing a Playstation 2 game called Odin Sphere and one of the main characters is called Gwendolyn at first, when I started playing, I admit I didnt like her but as I played more I started loving her, and she turned into one of my all-time favoritegame charactersd so when I made my account here I had that Gwendolyn name in mind and I used it. As for 12, its my favorite and luck number and also my birthday date (12/12)
What do you like most about deviantART?
The feeling of being at home with this community. I change my mind and lose interest in many things quickly and easily, so its also easy for me to leave a site, for example, as soon as I lose interest in it - but that didnt happen with dA. I joined and left many, many other places before and after I found dA, but this is the only place I keep sticking to I feel happy and accepted here like I never did anywhere else, on or off-line, and I could do anything just to stay on this site(and believe me, to get internet and be active here I already did some crazy things). And all because I met lots of fantastic people here who treat me as a true friend, lover or even a sister;__; and I love it. Who doesnt appreciate being loved?
Are there any deviantART features that you have never used?
I dont think so. As good deviant, I explored every single feature the site offers from the chat to critiques, from prints to Discover I try everything. But if I had to pick the ones I use less, then I would pick Discover, simply because I am more used to find new artists on groups, and Muro, because I love it but my connection doesnt
How old were you when you first became interested in art?
I think I like art almost since I was born but it surely did beome stronger when I joined a painting course when I was nine (that lasted only a few months though, after that I had to move to another state ) I loved my teacher there and I wont ever forget her and what she taught me, even if the course was mainly of oil painting and I dont use oils anymore. She made me start working a bit more seriously on art, and after that I can just say I only improved
Which artists (off and on dA) inspire you?
On: Too many! But to list a few, `Hellobaby (shes my all-time favorite artist, I absolutely LOVE her!) *StellaB (she was the one who made me want to join dA once for all, while browsing I was lucky enough to find her stunning fanarts and I wanted to see more) , `Cataclysm-X (she was the first traditional artist I ever met on dA when I was needing a motivation to keep working on Trad. Media after so much digital art I found here;-; No need to say how inspired I became after being blessed to see her fantastic traditional art!), *sylphielmetallium (Ive been following this girl since her early days here on dA; Im so proud of how far she came!;u; ), ^rydi1689 (not only a fantastic artist but also a great friend and my shining light on the devious path), *laverinne (I LOVE her detailed art<3), ~Piece5113 (she was the one who made me get into using textures on my art, I love her art;3; ), ~Miss-Heart (a fantastic friend who supported me SO many times and with an incredible art-style I havent found anywhere else), ~Feidhelm (because watercolors are beautifull!) ... and too many more to list!
Of other galleries, but who also inspire me, `PatrickRuegheimer and ^3wyl from photography (their pieces are like...wow.<3 and theyre such wonderful friends!), $namenotrequired and `Kneeling-Glory from lit (they always inspire me with their pieces, I love them so much;__; ), and `PainInTheAssimilated for Stamps (because he just. Rock.) ok, this getting longOTL
Off: Megumu Okada from the Episode G and Shiori Teshirogi from Lost Canvas
What are your pet peeves on dA?
Trolls when they go too far in their trolling (in mild doses, they can be fun), and haters/flamers/spammers in general. I absolutely HATE those people._. also, people who attack others without a good reason (even if we all know that attacking isnt a good idea at all in 99/100 of cases), and if they are my friends then... they can be prepared to feel my rage.
Following on from the last question, how do you feel when you see deviants complain about Daily Deviations?
I feel bad. Like, very bad. Because Im a fellowDD suggester and I even watch a lot of people just to follow their progress so once I can suggest them for DDs and I got mosto f my best friends through this, so its hurtful for me to see when someone complain, and sometimes even flame a DD. I agree that some people can do reasonable critiques and I understand that, but unfortunately Ive seen mainly people just plain complaning what would they do if they were the ones being attacked, I wonder? Its sad to see how little respect artists have for each other sometimes. ._.
What type of music are you into?
Generic response: Any! But yeah, I can appreciate any kind of music as long as theyre not sertanejo or funk (two brazilian music styles I plain hate). But I mainly listen to classic, rock, metal and pop I cant draw, study or anything without music. So my playlist is quite long and Im always adding to it ;3;
What kind of movies are you into?
I can like almost every kind of movie (except horror maybe), but I often like fantasy or artistic ones. The lastest one I watched that really amazed me was Black Swan. Best movie Ive seen in years
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Well, thank you. Im really happy you interviewed me, yay! Also, thanks everyone who Ive met all my way here on dA, you guys rock
Love you all people!
I'd like to say a huge thanks to `Gwendolyn12 for taking the time to be interviewed.
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