Hi `Katara-Alchemist, thanks for joining me for this interview
My name is Kat, I'm 18 and currently living in Colorado where I was born and raised. I dabble in all kinds of art, but digital painting is my main medium.
- Some people may be reading this article and going " hey, I recognize them! But what from?". Can you refresh their mind - how have they most likely seen you before?
I hang out in a lot of places around dA, especially the forums. Lately I've been spending a lot of time hunting through the comments on the official site updates to help people out and talk with them about their ideas.
- How did you get into suggestions and dA related?
I don't remember, actually. I'm pretty sure the first visual suggestion I ever made was this one: fav.me/d3e573o which was later revised into this one: fav.me/d3e573o but I can't recall if I ever really did anything with dA related before that other then possibly a few suggestions in the forums.
- What is your favourite part of dA? And how do you think it could be improved?
Oooooo, this one is hard. I love pretty much all of dA. The main things I think could be improved though are some aspects of Sta.sh and groups. Sta.sh needs an option to queue submissions and the writer needs some work to make it more lit friendly rather then being geared more towards journals. Group backrooms need some re-thinking so they aren't so confusing, there's just so many options that it can be hard if not impossible for people to get their group working the way they want, especially if they're new or just not good with those types of things. Approved group submissions also need a queue system to prevent inbox flooding when a group admin goes in and approves a huge group of submissions.
- Do you have any specific goals on dA?
At this point, either become a CV or to actually move out to Hollywood and work with them as an actual employee.
- Is there any group, chatroom, event etc. that you'd like to promote and make the readers aware of?
Hmmm... #colorado is a pretty cool group, there's a lot of amazing photography from my state there that people should really check out.
Scripts are definently my favorite part of the dA related category that I haven't made anything in. I don't know anything about that kind of thing though, so don't expect any from me any time soon.
As for my faves, it's probably these ones:
<--This one because it is a script that =Dediggefedde made of one of my visual suggestions.
And then this one: www.deviantanywhere.deviantart… because it lets me always keep track of my messages.
- What is your favourite deviation from your own gallery, and how about your favourites?
From my own gallery? Probably this one: because it's my most complex piece and I'm really happy with the fact that I managed to make all the guys recognizable. I also got a wonderful letter and some awesome stickers from the middle guy's mom when I mailed her a print of the painting.
From my favorites, it's probably this one right now:
- What can you say to help or inspire people who may feel motivated reading this?
Make a goal for yourself and stick to it. Even if things don't seem like they're going to work out, keep trying for what you want. Don't spend so much time worrying about things that you don't get the chance to do the things you love. (That's all I got, and it's mostly a product of spending a week in Europe with a few people who worry way too much... )