taken from ~katfayheirti
Haha its long and boring so feel free to just skip it-I won't be offended :3 I bolded the questions I thought my answers were most interesting, or the questions that I get often....
100 Artist Q&A
1] What is your pen name?
2] How did you get the name?
"kitton" was my nickname in middle school and so when I came online I was all paranoid about creepy people online so I used that instead of my real name cause I'm lame... yes.
3] Do you use PC or Mac?
4] What software you use most often?
Paint Shop Pro 5
5] Do you use mouse, or tablet?
Wacom Graphire 2 (3 x 4.... I want a bigger one really hardcore ;_; )
6] The color you use most often is?
Green! Ok actually its probably brown cause brown goes in everything, but the most notable colour is probably my greens....
7] What area of the pictures do you put most effort into?
Everything. Backgrounds and forgrounds-each require just as much effort. The face and figure are usually the most interesting for me though, so sometimes I work extra hard on the faces especially...8] How long does it take you do draw a picture?
Usualy around 10 hours for the longer ones and 1-4 hours for the shorter ones. I've spent over a month (on and off) on a few pieces I could list, though...
9] Do you keep your rough drafts?
My rough drafts usually BECOME my final products. I usually just sketch, ink, scan, and CG. I don't normaly "sketch" then redraw and ink on a different page >>;
10] What kind of font do you use most often?
Verdana pt 8 :3
11] What's the dpi when you scan?
Have no idea actually >>;
12] Do you do anything else when you're drawing pictures?
Often listen to music and chat on msn :313] How many pictures do you draw in a month?
Depends on the month. I really can't answer this... sometimes I draw nonstop and somtimes I only draw like 10 times the entire month including sketches!14] What kind of paper do you draw your pictures on?
Very bright computer paper. Its all I use... except my sketchbook which I don't use often...
15] What kind of paper do you use for sketches and drafts?
same as my final product.16] How long does it take to ink something?
Depends. Usually 30 min - 4 hours. Not really that much... unless I'm doing a comic thats intended to stay black and white then I pay a lot of mind to the inks. Or sometimes when I do a really complicated piece I bet it takes me like 6 hrs.
17] Do you do doujinshi or original manga?
Both :318] Do you like doujinshi? Is it fun making it?
I like it because I can work on short stories... I get caught up in trying to do too much at once and get stressed out so its nice to think its just a short project; therefore, no commitment!
19] Ever submitted anything to a magazine?
20] Did it get published?
no21] Who are your favorite artists?
My friends. `loish
, ... sometimes it seems like professional artists are your favourite but you bounce ideas off your good friends and see a lot of their rough work, too so I think they influence you more subconciously :3
22] What's your favorite Anime/Manga?
Not really into anime at all. My favourite manga are: Ragnarok, Tenjho tenge, Seraphic feather, Atelier Marie, and Oh! My goddess.
23] Favorite Characters?
There are too many to list... but I really like meru's (from LOD) design and Millenia's (from grandia II) character.
24] Any artists that you'd like to draw like?
I wouldn't want to draw like anyone! What would be the point in that? I do wish I could get more of loish's awesome style and textures, brett's attention to detail and patience, and guava's hip attitude though :3!
25] Do you buy books a lot?
Not really, I don't have time to read anymore...
26] Did you ever buy a book to inspire you to draw?
No... unless it was a comic or art book :0
27] Any video games you enjoy?
Lots of Japanese RPG's: FF7,9,10,10-2, Grandia II, Legend of Dragoon, Chrono Cross, STAR OCEAN 2 (
), wild arms 3, so on. I also play some Morrowind *coughaddictedcough* :
28] Any favorite characters from video games?
OOps I answered this above!
29] Do you have a favorite writer?
Don't read enough that I could say! But I really really love Svetlana Chmakova's comic writing (and drawing) skills! All of her stories are so different yet excellents!
30] Any books you really enjoy?
Not really.... I don't read much. Harry potter 1 and 3 were pretty good but I didn't like 2 or 5. 4 was decent and I haven't read 6 >>;
31] Do you write fanfics?
OMG I USED TO! My friend ~blade-seti
and I used to write these totally amazing and rediculously hilarious fanfics. But I'd never really let anyone see their rediculousness, except vikki cause she's super cool (and wrote half of them, too, duh haha)
32] Any music that you often listen to while drawing?
33] Any recommended songs?
Way too many to list!
34] Any web sites that you totally admire?
none on the top of my head.... I used to totally adore ~bara-chan
's website when I was younger, though!
35] Do you have any sites you want to go everyday?
Wirepop, Inverloch, la senza, and dA of course!
36] What is your dream site like?
I don't really think about that at all....
37] Do you like your own art?
Most of the time. I do usually feel like I could do better, but I generally like it... or I would change it!
38] What do you enjoy watching on TV?
Desperate Housewives, Coupling, and America's Next Top Model!
39] Favorite celebrity?
Right now? Eva Longoria. Shes too cool :3
40] Favorite color?
Can't say I have one... but I do like Green a lot :3
41] Favorite food?
I like ethnic foods, namely Mexican and Indian.
42] Favorite drink?
Just plain water. But I adore milkshakes--don't so much adore the calories that come with them! I'm a huge fan of green teas, too!
43] Any places you like to shop at?
Value Village and La senza! But I also love Guess, Sirens, Le Chateau, Bryans, Mango (cute little boutique), and stitches. Anything girly and fancy has my love.
44] Can you cook?
45] Any programs you use often for email? Any electronic pets?
Just Gmail and Hotmail and university email server.
46] Are you a computer expert?
Not really. Actually, no not at all it doesn't interest me....
48] Any other jobs you're interested in, besides an illustrator?
Mechanical engineer! Can't decide where I want to specialize... deciding between materials and thermodynamics, but I'm no longer digging the thermodynamics like I used to!49] Any other specialties besides drawing?
Yea lots. I don't know what to list, though... I wouldn't even call drawing "one of my specialties" actually. I'd say I'm nore of a science and math person than an art person...
50] Do you like to watch movies?
Not really, actually...
51] What's your favorite movie?
52] Have you ever entered art contests?
Not many... I only ever won one and there were like.... very very few entries >>;53] When did you start drawing seriously?
Grade 5.... Art used to mean the world to me. Then I realized that I am too ambitious and assertive for the art world so I had to chose a different path...
54] Anything that you often use as a reference when you draw?
55] Have you met any of your fans online?
you... meet someone online?
56] You have a lot of pen pals?
Not really... I'm too lazy and busy to write letters a lot...57] You have a lot of friends that draw?
Not really, just the people I know on dA... thats why I hang out here so much ;_; its the single last part of my artsiness I have!
58] What time do you usually go online?
Not really set times, whenever I get the chance...
59] Do you like to go to chat rooms?
60] Do you have your own computer?
61] What would you say to the person you admire?
I just say what I mean to say. I'd probably gush a bit though, but I'm just honest and straightforward and don't have any problem meeting people or saying what I mean...
62] Do you think of things when you draw?
No, I usually blank out cause its the only chance I really get to relax anymore. Sad, eh?
63] Have you drawn bad because you think too much?
Yea. When I'm too worked up about school nothing works out...
64] Do you have any friends who are professionals?
Professional what? Engineers? Yes. Artists? Guava is the closest thing I have I think!
65] Where do you often hang out?
My room. I love people but I'm more of a chilled out person (for someone with such a bold random aggressive temperment thats rare!) so I hate clubs and bars and big parties. Just myself and my awesome roomates is good enough for me....66] Do you have any artists that you don't like too much?
Tonnes. Even just drawing artists I could list a LOT of people I don't like at all (but thats unneccesary and rude). As a general rule: if you're working to get better I will find something about you and your work that I like. If you're being a lazy little bitch and not accepting critiques or having any desire to improve-I couldn't care less if you dissapeared from dA or my life, thanks. Hahaha thats harsh but true-I have no sympathy or respect for people who don't want to IMPROVE any skill of theirs. If you aren't improving and don't want to, just quit now because you're just wasting your time doing the same thing over and over. truly.
67] Situations in which you really don't like being online?
Dealing with stupid people. Thats also what I don't like about all life though.
68] Situations in which you hate when it comes to having web sites?
same as above!
69] Something that makes you really glad that the internet exists?
You get to meet and interact with people that you never normaly would have met! Like ~ryokogirle
70] What about things that make you NOT glad that the internet exists?
People who can't type/spell (even if you're ESL you know better than to ask "hor r u?!"). Also, stupid people. Usually categorized together.
71]What's the first picture you've ever shown to the public online?
Don't really recall, nor do I have a copy of it online or on this comp. It was in 1999, I think?
72] Do you still have that?
just answered that...
73] Has your drawing style changed a lot?
Yes, if it didn't that would be terrifying.
74] How does it usually change?
I believe your style should be constantly mutable.
75] Have you experienced artists block before?
Yes, sometimes for very long ;_;
76] How did you escape from it?
Ignore art for a while, take a break. Sometimes I get fed up and just draw nonstop shit until it wears off--not the best approach >>;
77] What happens when you have artists block?
I just can't come up with any concept and have no motivation to draw. Menial tasks like shading become a chore-it just feels like my art half of my brain was finally devoured by the math half but eventually it crawls back and is pseudo-functional again!
78] Any artists that have influenced you a lot?
I answered this way earlier in my favourite artist section :3
79] What made you start drawing?
My friend and I started drawing horse comics in grade 5. We also started making "fake magazines" for each other... it was fun!
80] What made you want to get a web site?
I just wanted more feedback on my art....
81] Where did your site name come from?
Atelier = studio, kat = my name.
82] What do you think about net manners?
Necessary. The internet has a flaw that everyone has access to it-so you never know who you're dealing with....83] Have you ever been spammed?
Yea! Someone called me a bitch 6,800 times! I win at life!84] Ever thought about quitting your web page?
Yea. I got really, really, really fed up with dA a few times.
85] If so, why?
I was sick of people bitching at me about how I had so many more hits than them. To be honest-I should be the one bitching! Point out an artist who's been here as long as me, drawn as much as me, and has given out as many (helpful) comments that has less or the same hits as me and you get cookies and a pair of socks. kidding. But honestly, a lot of dA just sickens me and I can't stomach it when I'm in a bad mood.
86] About how much KB is each picture?
have no clue.
87] When creating your site, do you use a program or pure html?
88] Do you have good eyesight?
Pretty good! I don't need glasses :3
89] If you can get any person's autograph, who's would you get?
I don't care for autographs.
90] What would you say to that artist when he/she autographs for you?
wait wait---why would I ever chose an ARTIST?
91] Do you have fans of your art?
I uh... guess. I'd rather consider them all "friends" rather than "fans". Well, we have out little conversations and so forth that kinda counts ><;
92] Do you like to draw on oekaki bbs?
93] Are you good at art in school?
Not really. I never got great marks in art, nor did I ever win any awards... Not even the ones that are awarded to like "top 10 students". But then again, I think my art teacher secretly hated me (hahaha my highschool teen angst resurfaces! "teh wurld hatez me!!11emo")
94] Did you take art lessons other than from school?
Yes, I took a semester of visual arts university, and also I took a yearlong watercolour painting mentorship with a local artist.
95] Have you drawn a manga?
Yup, but not a finished one. I would prefer to NOT call it manga, though, considering manga is just the japanese word for comic and since we aren't speaking in japanese, I would prefer to use the english equivilant: comic.
96] What's your favorite phrase/quote?
"Super bitch!! now with more super!" I will print that on a shirt. Its me.
97] Do you think your personality is different externally and internally?
No. I'm brutaly transparant and honest. I can't lie or fake anything... its so painfully obvious-but I'd rather be that way!98] What's your goal now?
I'm trying to push my limits a bit. I think not wanting to be a professional artist gives me a lot of freedom. I remain mindful of critiques and suggestions of course, but it really allows me to draw just for myself because I don't really intend to do anythig with my art...
99] What do you have to say to yourself?
Lots, I'm always up for intelligent conversation (bad joke, sorry). Just to try to not take things so seriously and to learn to relax and better deal with stress?100] Lastly, what do you have to say to everyone?
Be mindful and accept critique. Its difficult to always understand what is a useful critique and whats garbage; its difficult to take something you don't want to hear and consider it. Art isn't creativity or emotion-its just a skill that anyone can learn so if you don't think you're good enough stop lying to yourself! Trust me, I'm the least creative and artistic person ever (for gawds sake I spend my weekends reading calculus, physics, eletronics, and mechanics textbooks, dude!) and somehow I come up with stuff that people find "creative". Its just about analyzing your style and seeing where you can take it!
on next challenge.