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I decided to get an Instagram account so I can share doodles, wips, and photos that aren't the sort of things I would post on DeviantArt. My username there is hikorichan, as it is most places (maybe one day I will change my DeviantArt name to match everywhere else). The link is below. :)

Hikorichan (Mel)
  • Listening to: The Prototypes - Is It Love (feat. Laconic)
Happy birthday to you, DeviantArt. Let's do this thing.
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
    11 years, according to my account.

  2. What does your username mean?
    It's about 20 years old, based on the book Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite, in which the main character's name is Nothing (see how I combined his name with the book title? Wasn't I clever?). I was a totally angsty goth teen when I made it up, and I'm not paying to change it now. 

  3. Describe yourself in three words.
    Dependable, open-minded, introverted

  4. Are you left or right handed?

  5. What was your first deviation?
    Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy by NothingSoul

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
    I prefer character-centric manga or comic style art done in traditional mediums

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
    I think we're getting ahead of ourselves with this question: I haven't even mastered the style I work in yet! 

  8. What was your first favourite?
    Harry Potter, of course (some things don't change).
    The boy who lived - lineart by chibi-e

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
    Traditional or digital art with Snape and/or Hermione, of course.

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
    Oh, that's a hard one. I don't really have one favourite. Lately I've been loving most things by eLfankaPascalCampion, and Picolo-kun

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
    dragoon811, dena-gray, or acatnamedeaster

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
    I think most of those I watch inspire me to better my own art. I do have four awfully nice new HP pillowcases thanks to dragoon811 ;)

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
    HB pencil, sketchbook, a light box, bristol paper, copic multiliner pens, copic sketch markers, and a ruler (Rulers are awesome. Seriously. Straight lines! Measuring stuff!)

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
    Usually just on my couch or at my little art desk. I don't need to be in a particular place. More important than place is if my Muse is interested and if my brain is speaking coherently to my hand (the utter crap I can produce when the brain-hand conversations aren't flowing properly, let me tell you. Sketchbooks full, people. Sketchbooks.). 

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
    Nothing in particular, probably due to the fact I only recently became more active on the site. Mostly I enjoy all the nice comments on my artwork and replies to my comments on others' works.