||[Tuesday 25th July 2017 at 10:17 pm]
Cross-posted to deviantArt
It's been a while since posting a meme, and I happened to stumble across this one on deviantArt...
- How long have you been on DeviantArt?
13 years? Lemme check... huh, dA only says 12. I claim almost 13.
- What does your username mean?
the-boggyb: Six inches tall, and armed to the teeth, a fine soldier he made. And his name was Boggy B.
I picked it because at the time I was going by the handle of BoggyB and that was taken on dA, so the-boggyb it is. It's an old name as these days I almost entirely go by Torkell - the only places where I still use boggyb are dA and LJ (both cases because I've just not got round to paying to rename).
- Describe yourself in three words.
Um... Photographer, Programmer, Explorer?
Better suggestions on the back of a postcard :)
- Are you left or right handed?
Almost always right-handed, though I tend to be ambidextrous when using the laptop's keyboard-mouse-thing.
- What was your first deviation?
Either a desktop screenshot or an experimental photograph. Let's see...
Multiple monitors rule
A screenshot! In particular, a screenshot showing off a multiple monitor desktop which is common these days but most certainly wasn't back in 2004.
- What is your favourite type of art to create?
Photographs, particularly ones where I'm playing around with the light and the composition trying to capture a specific view or idea of something.
A Fool's Reward II
Team House Group
- If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Drawing. I'm terrible at actually creating two-dimensional art - hence why all my submissions start with a photograph.
- What was your first favourite?
No idea. Possibly something from elemnar? Hold on a moment while I scroll back through my faves...
The Hollow Victory by aridante
Huh. Did not expect that as my oldest fave (elemnar has #2 with Dozing Lynx).
- What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Whatever catches my fancy. Recently it's been a fair amount of fanart (some from rather obscure fandoms), mixed with images that I find impressive and/or moving.
The Lure of a Book by FictionChick
_.Scarcely Unseen._ by UNIesque
Keladry of Mindelan and Peach by Klork
Two Halves of a Whole by yuumei
- Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
I can't come up with just one, so here's my top three (in no particular order, with a semi-random upload for each):
Dance like no-one's looking
Keeper of Dawn, Guardian of Dusk
- If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I have no idea! So here's a semi-random collection from my dA friends list:
- How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Well, my sister has a dA account so there's obviously her. Outside of immediate family... pleaseremove/pleaseremove I've know since forever. And then there's olego/olego who if I remember rightly gave me an invite code for LJ all those years ago and got me into the whole social network thing.
- What are your preferred tools to create art?
For the digital photos I tend to use an Olympus C3030-ZOOM. It's a very old compact digital but has a nice fast lens and full manual control (something which is missing in a lot of modern compacts, and which I occasionally find invaluable when I'm trying for a particular balance between aperture and exposure). I do have newer cameras, but I'll still sometimes dig the old Olympus out as I'm used to it and know how to make it achieve what I want.
For film, an even older Nikon F-301 manual-focus SLR. There's something quite satisfying about creating photos on actual film that you don't get with digital cameras.
- What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Somewhere I'm out exploring, particularly if it's out in the countryside and there's a glorious sky.
- What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
I don't have many memories of the dA community as I never got really involved with it - my uploads only get a low number of views and I'm not part of any groups/communities/whatever-they're-called. On the other hand, since I mainly upload photos they all come with memories for me of where I was when I took the photo and what I was doing.