Well, since a lot of people I know are doing this, I might as well get it out of the way.
1. How long have you been on DeviantArt? 6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
3 and a half years. Although I've been "lurking" for at least six.
2. What does your username mean?
Well its sorta complicated. Growing up, I was really close to my siblings- my younger brother in particular. We eventually developed nicknames for our characters- my brother choosing "Trigger" and me going with "Blade." Ironically, our play-styles were completely opposite from our names; my brother preferring close range and me preferring long range.
Years later, I was in art class, and we were working on copper relief sculptures, and I did one of a sword in a pedestal like the Master Sword in Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I wanted to name the sword something cool. I was really into the Lord of the Rings books and wanted something elvish. I took the word "Blade" and tried to stretch it and add an apostrophe- resulting in the sword being called "Bla'aden." Later I played D&D with my cousin, and to make things look simpler I removed the "'" and replaced it with a "y" resulting in Blayaden. I've used variations of this name on my various characters from the many games I play- most prominently "Bladinas" my elven Ranger.
3. Describe yourself in three words.
Melancholic, empathetic, open-minded
4. Are you left or right handed?
Definitely right. I'm horrible with my left hand outside of typing and using a controller.
5. What was your first deviation?
A reference sheet I made from the Star Wars: Clone Wars character "Echo" in his ARC Trooper gear. Technically the template was made first, but the reference sheet was one of my first digitally colored art pieces.
Whatever I feel like drawing at the moment. Inspiration can come from something I read, watch, or play; or sometimes I daydream and think- "Hey! That sounds like a cool idea!"7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I honestly like the way I draw. I'd like to be more consistent with my work (less shaky lines and stuff) but what I'd really love to be able to do is more dramatic colors and lighting- I really envy people who can do that really well. 8. What was your first favourite?
Well, according to my my favorites its "Hanukkah Slash," however, as I mentioned earlier, I've been browsing the site for a long time, so I've probably downloaded a ton of art before I became a member.9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Well, I initially thought I would be fairly balanced by my favorites, but it turns out I favor Pony art more than anything by a considerable margin. Guess I like Derpy THAT much. 10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist? HitoshiAriga
. Although, I liked his work before he joined DA, and he doesn't post much here. This site is full of so many phenominal artists, its hard to choose just one. I'm a really big fan of ultimatemaverickx
, and egophiliac
, but to choose a favorite... impossible.11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I... really don't know. I'm also a very shy and anti-social, so I'm not sure if I'd WANT to meet anyone...12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Again, too many to list. I've gotten a LOT of encouragement from a lot of people, as well as people who I've worked with like Birdco
and when JoeHoganArt
decided to color one of my sketches.13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
Pencil, paper, Gimp and Paint tool Sai.14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Probably my room. Its full of posters and figures (and Gunpla) of everything I enjoy. When I need to clear my mind, I sometimes go to the park or sit on the porch.15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
I think its a toss up between my first submission, and getting such positive reception, and when I posted "Even in the Darkest Times" when I admitted to being a brony.
Well, I hope you guys enjoyed. Congratulations DA!#DeviantArtistQuestionnaire