|My New Year's greeting card, featuring my beloved main six characters from my comic.|
How long have you been on DeviantArt?
I've been a Deviant since I was a kid, so about 7 years.
What does your username mean?
Tisvana was a pseudonym that I went by for a large portion of my browsing history. She was a cover mostly so that I could avoid being preyed on by the online predators that everyone kept telling me would steal my soul or something. I gave her a fantastic and very unrealistic background and she eventually became one of my most recurring characters. According to Google though, she lives in Sacramento and has her own phone number and email address [All stuff I made up for her.] Originally I created her because Runescape wouldn't let me name my character vana13, and tisvana18 was one of the suggestions. Although I have not changed my username, she has been retired as a character.
Describe yourself in three words.
Eccentric, childish, conscientious
Are you left or right handed?
I'm kind of ambidextrous? I only draw with my right hand now, but I used to switch often when I was a toddler and young child. I actually bat and pitch left-handed.
What was your first deviation?
It was actually a picture of one of my Invader Zim OC's Sumera (Daughter of Zim and Tak), but I removed a lot of my older deviations. Now the oldest one in my gallery was for the old DA logo challenge:
What is your favourite type of art to create?
On DeviantART I only post stuff about Invader Zim and then occasionally stuff for my books. This probably leads people to believe that I prefer to draw fanart--and probably that I can't draw at all which is completely untrue. My style is wildly different from the stuff I put up here. I tend to draw realistic portraits of just random people. They aren't anything that's going to get me recognition, but I consider them very well drawn for someone with no training.
So my favorite type of art to create is a tie between traditional and comics.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Digital Art. I don't know how you guys do that at all. Like, some of the stuff I see on here I don't see how it can be done digitally.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Invader Zim stuff, stuff from people I watch... If you guys saw what my "Watch" Feed looks like, you would be completely confused about the people I watch. There is like, no correlation there.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
I mostly don't go on DeviantART for the quality of art really, so I guess this is up to someone's individual opinions of humor. It's a tie between Humon and TomPreston--even though the latter has left DeviantART and the former rarely posts nowadays.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
TomPreston, so I could tell him how much I could relate with his comics and how sorry I am that he had to leave because of stupid people because he really was a great cartoonist.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
I went to middle school with one of the people I watch (who I shan't name in case a bunch of people randomly decide to smite me and anyone I mention down.) so she and I were friends. Leading by example, she kind of helped me become who I am today personality-wise. Not to mention she also helped start this madness that dominates all my uploads. Sadly, we sort of fell out of contact.
There was also another girl that originally watched me and whom I watch, but hasn't posted anything in years. She was very nice and went through some tough times, which led to Tisvana taking on her own personality and trying to help her in ways that I really couldn't do at the time. I drew a lot of deviations for her a long time ago.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
A mechanical .05 mm pencil, my phone's camera, and Paint.NET
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
I really enjoy drawing in gazebos, for some reason. It makes me very calm, but the wind always frustrates me and I have to go inside.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Whenever I upload a comic and it gets a favorite, or a positive comment. I'm never going to get recognition for what I do here (what do I do here? Haha), but it's always nice to see that it's been seen and someone else likes it too. I could probably switch to a modern fandom and start drawing gems and ponies and get my favorites that way, but I don't want to do that--Gingersnap and Tanzanite are just OC's with tragic backstories. I enjoy drawing IL because it reminds me of when all my friends were way into this one random fandom, and whenever I finish the comic and close the book on that project, that'll be my new favorite memory.
But for right now, it's probably just the first thing.