Daily Deviation given 2011-05-08
The suggester says, "Because epic only barely scratches the surface of how awesome this piece is."
An epic adventure by =iisjah is a very fun image that I can't help but smile at. It's colourful, bursting with character and full of great details! (Suggested by TouchedVenus and Featured by kangel)
Daily Deviation given 2010-07-03
Corkboard ref - Iisjah O'Riley by =iisjah is the most unique and original character sheet I have seen. Full of information and fantastic illustrations; it's a fun read and an excellent way to learn about this great character! (Featured by kangel)
Let's do this!
How long have you been on DeviantArt?
This month I will be on DA for 10 years! Thats a nice round number
What does your username mean?
Iisjah is my RP characters name since highschool and my alias I use online since college - in itself it means nothing but man I was so proud of Iisjah's (and consequently my alias) name (it's SO fantasy - those two letters in front! xD At least it hasn't got any apostrophes). It started form my Baldurs Game 2 play through and goes strong since. I sometimes think of rebranding my dA page with something more..dunno serious? But I know I would probably regret it.
Describe yourself in three words.
Slightly snazzy sloth
Are you left or right handed?
Right handed but I use my left when I use my PC mouse (to not to strain my right wrist). I also would love to train myself to draw with my left too but it will be a long process xD
What was your first deviation?
I have three from the day I joined DA. The first, first one was the surrealist one but I'll put all three here because why not xD
The first one was from my short surrealist period xD The last two are of course Iisjah - jester and pirate variety xD It's so fun looking at those oldies and seeing my progress x3 Also would be fun redrawing something from my old stuff someday.
What is your favourite type of art to create?
Colourful cartoony art is my love for life. Add some background water and a great character and I'm in heaven x3
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Realistic creature painting like Wayne Barlowe's or Abiogenisis . Maybe someday!
What was your first favourite?
Aidanna s wonderful firestarter Aidanna. Also illustration of our most crazy RP session x3
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Something I find inspiring either by having awesome characters, background or colours and feel.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
oh gosh... that's a hard one! Rynnay inspired me to recreate my style a long time ago, shingworks continued the style inspirations, NuisanceBearEull for her awesomely developed characters, Abiogenisis inspires me to create my own exoplanets and aliens with a story and science behind them, Smoludozerka for well, her and also for her awesome characters and stories so full of life and fun, rejlan for being the greatest friend an Iisjah can have and Aidanna for not driving me insane when we were little xD (kidding - for being a fun sister of course x3)
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Right now Abiogenisis, shingworks and Adoradora to fangirl over XD And my DA friends. But realistically I would just be too anxious to meet anybody xD It's a miracle Smoludozerka managed to make me meet her xD (luckily!)
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Smo of course - I'm no longer a lonely sloth x3
What are your preferred tools to create art?
Digital (PS + Cintiq) and traditionally - fineliner pen graphics :3
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
To be honest my fav place is in front of my desk in my room xD I feel the most comfy here.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Meeting so many awesome people ( Smoludozerka , NuisanceBearEull , PHarold, Oly-RRR , FlyingCarpets , Zlukaka to name a few) and talking about each others stories is the best memory I could have :3 (I should make more time to return at least in some capacity to being more interactive)
Deviantarts earlier April fools were awesome - I still fondly remember the Team Gaga, Seeker and Jacob/Edward April Fools and the one where they introduced llamas - those were awesome community gatherings - whole days filled with so many laughs and fun times x3
Deviantart contests were great too! Spooky Assemblage comix contest and Dare to Deviate contests made my creative juices flowing like nothing else shooting all afternoon to evening and night, creatting something I never did earlier x3
Thank you DA for being my art home for all this years! :3