1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
11 years... Damn.
2. What does your username mean?
I used to go by "Raphael" or some variation of the name on Ninja Turtle forums, and one day my friends were laughing that my username profile said I was female even though I was posing as Raph. So as a silly 12 year old I decided my avatar from then on was gonna be a gender bent clone of Raph named Raphael 2, R2 for short. And the "Ninjaturtle" part was added because R2 was always taken when I signed up on websites. It's got Tweenager written all over it but I still like it today
My character R2 has evolved drastically since then.
3. Describe yourself in three words.
Crazy, Animated, Scorpio.
4. Are you left or right handed?
5. What was your first deviation?
I think I might have deleted my very first one cuz it was so bad XD but this is the oldest picture in my gallery
6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
Definitely digital art. Digital art of comics and cartoons.
7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I've always wanted to perfect a heavily inked, very defined comic book style.
8. What was your first favourite?
9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
I fave a wiiide variety of art... we'll say mostly fan art.
10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Oh man... I have a lot of recent favorites, but of ALL TIME I'd have to say Stjepan Šejić who is
. It blows me away how fast he can churn out these detailed, beautiful, LONG comics every day both as a job and as a hobby. Even when he's rushing and "scribbling" it still looks amazing. I wish someday with enough practice I can make art as fast and as good as his someday, mostly because I want to be able to work on more than one comic without letting just one take up all of my time. Plus, his comic Sunstone changed my life.
11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
!!! We need to meet up at a convention and cosplay together and make out- what?
12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Making friends with
on here 11 years ago was undoubtedly the biggest and best thing that had ever happened to me.
13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
My trusty mechanical pencil Flint who I've had since freshman year of high school, my wacom tablet, Photoshop, and recently the god-like Fire Alpaca.
14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
For some reason whenever I go on vacation, particularly to Florida, I'll fill up pages upon pages in my sketchbook.
15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
I have many great memories involving people's comments on Heart Burn! The reactions are always so great. I feel bad saying this but I think my favorite comments are the ones on the last few pages of Chapter 8 XD
Happy 15th Birthday, Deviantart! You may be a pain in the ass, but you're my pain in the ass.