01.] What is your pen name?
02.] What made you choose this name?
I was originally a Wall-E fan, and so I changed my pen name in 2009, I had a different pen name before CommanderEVE.
03.] Do you use PC or Mac?
04.] What programs do you use most often?
Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 4 and 5.
05.] Do you use mouse, or tablet?
Both. I use the mouse for all the technical aspects of my work (Drawing guidelines, grids, paint bucket tool, select tool and so on.) and the tablet for all the painting.
06.] What colour or colour combinations do you find yourself using most often?
Black, red, white, grey and sliver. Black and red. Black and white. Black, white and sliver.
07.] What part of a picture do you put most effort into?
The face and lighting.
08.] How long does it take you do draw a picture?
It depends. Digital sketches take between 1 to 2 hours. Detailed digital sketches take around 4 hours and my best pieces take from anywhere between 10 to 80+ hours, as when it goes past 80 hours I pretty much lose count. My Traditional Art is quicker; it usually takes me under an hour to create a sketch, a detailed sketch takes around 2 to 4 hours and my most detailed work takes between 5 to 20+ hours.
09.] Do you keep your rough drafts?
I keep everything.
10.] What font do you use most often?
Anything Art Deco inspired or anything that is angular has straight lines and is geometric.
11.] When you scan your image, what DPI do you use?
I do not scan my artwork, I photograph it with my DSLR, tripod and QP card.
12.] Do you do anything else when you're drawing?
Listen to music and sometimes talk with friends. I also take frequent breaks that include listening to music while starting out my bedroom window to think, or I get up and walk around the house and spend some time looking out the window in the kitchen, since it has a nice view, the best in my whole house.
13.] Approximately how many pictures do you draw in a month?
0 to 3, depending how I feel, these days I create about 6 artworks a year and I do not make sketches.
14.] What kind of paper do you draw your pictures on?
Heavy paper with fine grain.
15.] What kind of paper do you use for rough sketches and drafts?
The same as the above, I just love that paper.
16.] How long does it take you to ink something?
Depends, if you mean colour in then it takes at least 60% of my time creating the piece.
17.] Do you do comics, or fan comics?
No. But I have been thinking about making a comic on Wings of Steel.
18.] Do you like comics? Are they fun to make?
Not sure, I have never made one.
19.] Have you ever submitted anything to a magazine?
Yes, when I first started drawing in 2001-2002. I submitted the drawing of a tennis ball made with oil pastels.
20.] Did it get published?
21.] Who are your favourite artists?
22.] Do you like anime/manga? If so, what are your favourite series?
Yes, I like manga more than Anime, unless we are talking much older series. I just like the painted feel of animation more than the digital. Tekkonkinkreet, Akira, Saint Seiya, Astro Boy, Casshern, Death Note, Digimon, Hell Girl, Ghost in a Shell, Ōban Star-Racers, Paranoia Agent, Batman: The Animated Series, Deadman Wonderland and Medabots.
23.] Do you like cartoons/comics? If so, what are your favourite series?
Yes. Akira, Pluto, Ghost in a Shell, The Walking Dead, Commando Comics, Domu, Tekkonkinkreet, Watchmen, Batman, Maus, Death Note and Batman.
24.] Any artists that you wish you could draw like?
Edward Hopper. Well, he mostly paints.
25.] Do you read a lot of books?
Somewhat, I am very picky.
26.] Did you ever buy a book to inspire or teach you to draw?
Yes, a few. But they do not work so well, I am mainly inspired by everything around me, especially light and how it falls on things.
27.] Any video games you enjoy?
Spyro the Dragon, WipeOut HD, Klonoa, Tomb Raider, Bust-A-Move, Tekken 3, Croc, Devil Dice, Pandemonium, Luigi's Mansion, Mario Kart Double Dash, Pokémon Colosseum, Pokémon XD Gale of Darkness and Sonic Adventure.
28.] Any favourite characters from video games?
Spyro, Klonoa, Lee, Yoshimitsu, Hwoarang, Law, Eddy, King, Paul, Espeon, Umbreon, Misdreavus, Noctowl, Plusle , Hitmontop, Entei, Raikou, Absol, Houndoom, Metagross, Celebi and, Jirachi.
29.] Do you have a favourite writer?
30.] Any books you really enjoy?
King James Bible and Wings like Eagles.
31.] Do you draw fanart?
32.] Do you listen to music while you draw?
Yes, most of the time.
33.] Any recommended songs?
It depends, I have so many. My favourite at the moment is ‘Wren and Raven’ by Steve Roach. www.letsloop.com/artist/steve-…
34.] Any other art websites that you really enjoy?
35.] Are there any websites that you go to everyday?
Not really, the others are all social or to do with University.
36.] What is your dream website like?
The one I am making, Wings of Steel. :3
37.] Do you like your own art?
Yes. Otherwise I would not be creating it.
38.] What do you enjoy watching on television?
I do not watch TV anymore; I use to be glued to it when I was younger.
39.] Favourite celebrity?
40.] Favourite colour?
41.] Favourite food?
Anything with lemon in it and salmon teriyaki.
42.] Favourite drink?
43.] Do you like to go shopping? If yes, where? And for what?
Yes, somewhat. To get new cloths and anywhere that seems decent.
44.] Can you cook?
Yes, and I am good at it.
45.] Any devices you use often for email?
46.] Are you tech-savvy?
Yes, I built my own PC.
47.] Do you want to become a professional artist?
48.] Are there any other jobs you're interested in?
I want to travel the world.
49.] Any other hobbies or skills besides drawing?
Photography, writing, Magic: The Gathering and traveling.
50.] Do you like to watch movies?
51.] What's your favourite movie?
District 9, Wall-E, Tekkonkinkreet, Short Circuit, Legend of the Guardians, Akira, Poltergeist, The Watchmen, The Shinning, Black Rain, A Clockwork Orange, Innerspace, , Megamind, Top Gun, Blade Runner, Dark City, The Birds, Christine, The Thing and Koyaanisqatsi.
52.] Have you ever entered an art contest, here at DeviantART or otherwise?
53.] When did you start drawing seriously?
Around 10 years old, I drew like shit before that.
54.] Do you use references? If so, for what?
Yes, sometimes. Manly for poses.
55.] Are you a subscriber? If so, are you a beta-tester?
Yes to both.
56.] Do you have a lot of net friends?
Yes, three. You know who you are.
57.] Do you have a lot of friends that also draw?
58.] What time of the day do you usually go online?
Mornings and at night.
59.] Do you like to go to chat rooms?
I use to.
60.] Do you have your own computer?
Yes, two in fact.
61.] What would you say to the person that you admire?
I talk to them like another human being.
62.] Does your mind wander when you draw?
Yes, as I seem to draw better when I am automatically thinking about it.
63.] Have you drawn poorly because you think too much?
Yes, usually when I think too much about my artwork.
64.] Do you have any friends who are professional artists?
65.] Where do you often hang out?
66.] Are there any popular artists that you don't like much?
Yes, I am not going to say names. And it is not because they are popular; I just dislike their art style and them as a person.
67.] Are there any situations in which you really don't like being a DeviantARTIST?
There are a lot of shitheads on here.
68.] How about situations that make you love it?
I get to show my artwork and talk with my friends.
69.] What's the one thing that makes you grateful that the internet exists?
70.] Is there anything out there that makes you wish the internet didn't exist?
The countless Weirdos.
71.] What's your first Deviation?
Some crap I plagiarised.
72.] Any art you did prior to that?
It is not online and I have removed it from my older accounts.
73.] Has your style changed a lot since joining DeviantART?
74.] If it has changed, it what ways?
I do not know where to start.
75.] Have you experienced artist's block before?
76.] If so, how do you usually get out of it?
I don’t. I just come out of it naturally. As it all depends on my mood.
77.] What do you do when you can't get out it?
78.] Any Deviants that have influenced you a lot?
All of the favourite artists I mentioned above.
79.] What made you want to start drawing?
I have always wanted to express what I see and how I see it.
80.] What made you want to join DeviantART?
It looked interesting.
81.] Has anything ever made you want to quit DeviantART?
No. Not even the shitheads, because they are pricks, why would I let people like that bother me?
82.] What do you think about netiquette?
I think the name is odd. Does that count?
83.] Have you ever been spammed or trolled?
Yes, many times.
84.] Ever thought about quitting art all together?
85.] If so, why?
86.] Do you upload high quality versions of your art?
87.] Do you have custom CSS? If so, did you make it yourself?
88.] Do you have good vision?
I am long sighted, but my left eye is dodgy since I was starched by a cat.
89.] If you can get anyone's autograph, whose would you get?
The Red Arrows team.
90.] What would you say to that person when he or she gives you an autograph?
91.] Do you like to draw on Oekaki BBS?
No whatever it is.
92.] Do you have a job?
93.] Did you take art in school? If so, did you do well? Are you still taking it?
94.] Have you taken art lessons outside of a school setting?
95.] Have you ever drawn something just because it was the cool thing to do?
96.] What's your favourite phrase/quote?
A fool flatters himself; a wise man flatters the fool.
97.] Do you present yourself differently online than you do in your real life?
Not sure, what do you think?
98.] What's your goal now?
To live an honest, happy life.
99.] What do you have to say to yourself?
Always be calm.
100.] Lastly, what do you have to say to everyone who read this?
You know I am awesome.