An Ethel Among Mermans (thornwolf) wrote,
An Ethel Among Mermans

long ass survey

Stole this from westly (100 Questions)

1] What is your pen name?

2] How did you get the name?
I was looking for an ICQ name and I really liked the Bone comics, not to mention my last name Dornsife means "Thorn soap" and I love it all connects in some way.

3] Do you use PC or Mac?
PC. I know how to use macs but I don't find them to be very user friendly

4] What software you use most often?

5] Do you use mouse, or tablet?
I use a Tablet.

6] The color you use most often is?
Red. I sketch in red =)

7] What area of the pictures do you put most effort into?
The face and the gesture pose. Facial features bring the character to life and the gestures make it interesting

8] How long does it take you do draw a picture?
Couple hours if I work on it straight, but I rarely have time to do that

9] Do you keep your rough drafts?
Yes, but I need to find a way to keep them from cluttering up my computer

10] What kind of font do you use most often?
Courier or a variation thereof. The "Clerks" font really.

11] What's the dpi when you scan?

12] Do you do anything else when you're drawing pictures?
Listen to music or watch TV *if I'm sketching on paper, i don't have a TV in my choice*

13] How many pictures do you draw in a month?
I'd say one color finished pic a month and a billion sketches

14] What kind of paper do you draw your pictures on?
printer paper or sketchbook paper or bristol. Depends on what kind of drawing I'm doing really

15] What kind of paper do you use for sketches and drafts?
Yes, cept sketchbook paper. I cant take that out. I use it for thumbnails though so I can get an idea for a composition.

16] How long does it take to ink something?
Surprisingly not very long if I do it by hand, but if I do it on the comp it takes me an hour or so.

17] Do you do doujinshi or original manga?

18] Do you like doujinshi? Is it fun making it?

19] Ever submitted anything to a magazine?
Yes, some silly little thing the Furbid Administrataur put together.

20] Did it get published?
If you can call that published

21] Who are your favorite artists?
Kyoht, Sulaco, Michaelangelo, Pacrat, Norman Rockwell

22] What's your favourite Anime/Manga?

23] Favourite Character?
I'm not responding to anything anime related.

24] Any artists that you'd like to draw like?
I'd like to draw like Kyoht as far as her rendering skills go, and I'd like to be able to have the looseness of Sulaco, and the anatomy skills of michaelangelo

25] Do you buy books a lot?
I have books, but I rarely buy them. I get them as gifts.

26] Did you ever buy a book to inspire you to draw?
Those "art of" Disney movie books inspire me because of the concept art and storyboards. Storyboards make me drool, so does unfinished character design.

27] Any video games you enjoy?
Lion King and Mortal Kombat 2 =)

28] Any favourite characters from video games?
Sub Zero

29] Do you have a favourite writer?
I don't read really. No time..but I like Hemmingway's style

30] Any books you really enjoy?
The Maltese Falcon (surprisingly)

31] Do you write fanfics?
I started a Balto one once, but I never finished it cuz the damn sequel came out and sucked and drowned out my inspiration.

32] Any music that you often listen to while drawing?
I listen to the radio or mix CD's or whatever is on my computer

33] Any recommended songs?
Los Angeles Is Burning - Bad Religion. It's about the California fires

34] Any websites that you totally admire?
its not a public website, but the online workbook we use at work my dad designed is God's gift to data entry. *geek*

35] Do you have any sites you want to go everyday?
Livejournal, Yerf

36] What is your dream site like?
Simple, professional, easy to navigate

37] Do you like your own art?
To a degree, but I can be better. We all can.

38] What do you enjoy watching on TV?
Yes, when I'm able to. Usually I go straight to bed or online when I come home so I can "mole in" in my room

39] Favourite celebrity?
Tom Hanks. I love all his movies (the ones Ive seen, I have yet to see Philadelphia)

40] Favourite color?
Blue (any shade) and muted gray/green and copper

41] Favourite food?
Sushi, chicken tikka masala and filet mignon

42] Favourite drink?

43] Any places you like to shop at?
Borders and "The Art Store"

44] Can you cook?
Yes if I have to. I don't like cooking for just myself though, I find it wastes dishes and time. If I have guests I don't mind though.

45] Any programs you use often for email? Any electronic pets?
AOL..and electronic pets are stupid, I have a real pet thats fluffier than any electronic one could ever be.

46] Are you a computer expert?
I know enough to do art and check my e-mail

47] Want to become a professional artist?
I'd like to be a storyboard artist. Less competition and its a steady job for the most part.

48] Any other jobs you're interested in, besides an illustrator?
Storyboard artist.

49] Any other specialties besides drawing?
I'm good at marketing. I think my backup plan would to be a marketing strategist like my dad. It's a lot more interesting than you'd think.

50] Do you like to watch movies?
Yes =D

51] What's your favourite movie?

52] Have you ever entered art contests?
no, I get self concious competing

53] When did you start drawing seriously?

54] Anything that you often use as a reference when you draw?
My gesture drawings from class and stock photos

55] Have you met any of your fans online?
Yes, but if I get to the point where I would go out and meet them intentionally, I wouldnt call them fans as much as "acquaintances" (unless they bumped into me at a con)

56] You have a lot of pen pals?
IM pals I guess..

57] You have a lot of friends that draw?
Yeah I do and its cool =)

58] What time do you usually go online?
between 6 and 9 at night

59] Do you like to go to chat rooms?
Not unless theyre private friend chatrooms that I'm invited to

60] Do you have your own computer?
Yes, I'm on it right now. Was my birthday present last year.

61] What would you say to the person you admire?
I think about that a lot and honestly I cant think of anything that doesn't sound fangirlish.

62] Do you think of things when you draw?
I focus on the drawing really. I try to "feel" the image with my thoughts if that makes any sense.

63] Have you drawn bad because you think too much?
I draw bad when I don't draw for awhile

64] Do you have any friends who are professionals?

65] Where do you often hang out?
Home, or the cafe at school where all the gamer tards and geeks from my highschool hang out.

66] Do you have any artists that you don't like too much?
I have people who's art I don't like and people I don't like who are artists, yes.

67] Situations in which you really don't like being online?
Why do you think I leave my away message on? *and no that's not a reason to go messaging me now*

68] Situations in which you hate when it comes to having websites?
I don't have one..yet

69] Something that makes you really glad that the internet exists?
I met my boyfriend on the net and I sell my art on the net. Money and love..2 of my favorite things. *not in that order of course*

70] What about things that make you NOT glad that the internet exists?
Drama drama drama

71]What's the first picture you've ever shown to the public online?
a pic I took after getting a haircut sophomore year when my hair was still its natural color.

72] Do you still have that?
Yes. I was cute. Much cuter then than I am now.

73] Has your drawing style changed a lot?
Yes, I hope I've improved somewhat.

74] How does it usually change?
A combo of realism and stylization.

75] Have you experienced artists block before?
Every few months, yes.

76] How did you escape from it?
Look on websites, look in books, watch tv..SOMETHING to get my creative spark flowing again.

77] What happens when you have artists block?
I don't draw/have any ideas.

78] Any artists that have influenced you a lot?
Kyoht and Sulaco

79] What made you start drawing?
I don't know, I've been drawing since I could pick up a pencil.

80] What made you want to get a website?
I would LIKE one...Poeticdragon is going to work on something for me as a trade though..we just gotta get the specifics down.

81] Where did your site name come from? because I am Thornwolf...... dot com.

82] What do you think about net manners?
L33t sp34k has got to go.

83] Have you ever been spammed?
Who hasnt?

84] Ever thought about quitting your webpage? i would LIKE one.

85] If so, why?
shut up.

86] About how much KB is each picture?
i dont know that, nor do i care really.

87] When creating your site, do you use a program or pure html?

88] Do you have good eyesight?

Good enough, but I have glasses for driving so I don't miss street signs.

89] If you can get any person's autograph, who's would you get?
Kevin Smith...DUH

90] What would you say to that artist when he/she autographs for you?
Hes a film artist, and if you look at that "what would you say to the person you admire" statement, I'm still workin on that speech.

91] Do you have fans of your art?
Yes, but most of them are also my friends

92] Do you like to draw on oekaki bbs?
I do it on occasion

93] Are you good at art in school?
yes, my teacher leaves me alone now cuz he realized I'm not a beginner. Nice.

94] Did you take art lessons other than from school?
nope. I'm self taught up until the last bit of highschool

95] Have you drawn a manga?

96] What's your favourite phrase/quote?
"Never do well at that which you don't like doing"

97] Do you think your personality is different externally and internally?
Internally I'm shy, externally I'm pretty outgoing to mask my shyness

98] What's your goal now?
To get my general education so i can transfer to art school.

99] What do you have to say to yourself?
"quit being so damned negative"

100] Lastly, what do you have to say to everyone?
Snootchie Bootchies.

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