I love photography. I collect Asian dolls. Sometimes the two collide.
Personal Quote: .. the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
40+, inquisitive, exploratory, curious, procrastinator...
How long have you been on DeviantArt?
My profile page says "for 7 years", I guess that means since 2008.
What does your username mean?
birdesigns is a portmanteau of my usual nickname, birdie, and the word designs.
Describe yourself in three words.
Laidback, curious, creative.
Are you left or right handed?
Right, and very dominantly so.
What was your first deviation?
Probably some artsy macro photography. I have long since deleted it, I like to tidy up things every now and then. My oldest deviation right now is also one of those artsy flower pics:
What is your favourite type of art to create?
Photos, sketches, watercolors. Web design. I don't show off other art than my photos much.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Singing is an art, right? Music, I would love to be more naturally musically gifted. I play(ed) a few instruments, but never moved to a point where I was able to improvise with any of them, let alone play without scores.
What was your first favourite?
Not really sure. This is the currently oldest in my favourites section:
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Photographs. Conceptual, urbex, artistically presented foliage, composites, realistic looking BJD portraits.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
I don't have one.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I would like to meet up with a group of others from my small little corner of DA; the 40+ group who loves to take pictures. It wouldn't hurt if we kept it Scandinavia strictly too, that way it would be easier to meet again regularly if it turns out to be a success the first time.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
What are your preferred tools to create art?
Camera, Lensbaby optics, Lightroom, Photoshop. Heavy paper sketch books, felt tip pens, markers, brush pens, pencils. Water colour. Illustrator. iOS apps.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
A busy cafe where I can sit unnoticed. My sofa at home. My desk at work.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
The April's fools thing where cats took over this place. I am not a cat person, but it was really well performed.