How long have you been on DeviantArt?
I joined in March of 2008, so it's been about 7 years.
What does your username mean?
I was originally "The Machias Banshee", due to being musically active up where I was attending college. The "The" eventually dropped off and I just became known as Machias.
Describe yourself in three words.
Right now, unfortunately, it's "Struggling for Inspiration". I've been so busy with my current job, I've had zero time to do anything artistic, and it's really upset me that I went from drawing everyday to looking at my artbooks and supplies with absolutely nothing forming in my mind. I think work depresses it.
Are you left or right handed?
I'm actually ambidextrous.
What is your favourite type of art to create?
I love traditional drawing with regular pencils. No batteries to charge, no stylus to lose, and you can see every little scratch and line the artist puts in.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Jeez, I don't know... I'd like to be more comfortable with digital art, for coloring purposes.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Mostly fan-art, TMNT is the majority. But I've gotten into a lot more photography.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
I've been inspired by tracyjb 's Lacksadaisy Cats, Droemar 's Mark of the Conifer.... Seeing their work just makes my desire to create all that more urgent.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
Mechanical pencil and colored pencils.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
At my height of creativity (in college), it was at night, in a dark dorm room with twinkle lights and a song that was the focused 'inspiration' for my drawings. I need to find a new place now.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
I don't really have one... *shrug* I think it helped me get exposure to Nickelodeon when they were first starting to reveal stuff for the new Nickelodeon TMNT. My vision of Splinter is pretty darn close to what they had in mind. Getting invited to Nickelodeon studios in California was a very cool point in my life.
05May2016 Edit: I've been seeing the view count on this post skyrocket over such a short period of time. I'm very surprised that people find it so fascinating..! I know I haven't done much lately, but I've been having computer issues and my scanner crapped out on me. So I've had to make the time to get my computer upgraded so I can buy a new scanner/printer.
Anyways, I don't know what's attracted so much attention, but I'm glad it's been so interesting for so many! if you have any other questions, feel free to post them in the comments.