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Artist Spotlight on: Dakt37!!!

Welcome to the ToG Blog’s Artist Spotlight! With me today is one very funny artist, Dakt37! If you don’t mind me asking, Daktie, what does your screen name mean?

thanks for having me! ::fonz snap:: well, “dakt” it actually a derivation of my real-life name! it’s a long story, but it’s basically “the katie” where “the” became “da” and “katie” became “kt”… and one day someone saw “da kt”, pronounced it as one syllable, and the nickname stuck 8-) that was over 5 years ago :D and 37 is just a number that haunts me for no apparent reason. i stuck it on so i could keep an eye on it :iconiseewhatyoudidthere:

 Okay! Let’s jump right in. Tell the two or three people that read this thing who you are and where you’re located!

i’m a crack-producing, slash-promoting, canon-shattering fanart whore! 8DDD also a hack college freshman in nowheresville, midwest USA :3 my mind however is currently located somewhere between central city and destiny islands…

What would you say first inspired you to start drawing?

my older sister, definitely (~YTcyberpunk). also disney movies. in terms of the whole “fandom” thing though, the “static shock” cartoon was my first real obsession :D

Do you go to art school? Or is your talent just that, pure talent?

lol neither! i go to school for chemistry, and my doodling “talent” came from years or copying. i mean practice. yeah.

What is your favorite thing to draw?

in general or at the moment? in general, FANART :love: especially the gay kind X3 and crossovers!! omg yes, LOVE the crossovers!  mostly cartoons and comic books, with a little bit of amine thrown in. though recently i’ve been on a MASSIVE kingdom hearts kick… sora is just TOO ADORABLE DDD8

And your least favorite thing?

anything obligatory or on a deadline. when people are expecting things, i can never work up the motivation to get it done and/or it just refuses to come out right. but when a random urge hits me at the opportune moment? nuthin will stop me, baby 8-)

Obviously, you read comics, as a lot of your art is of DC-related things. Do you read any comics other than that? And who is your favorite comic character?

mostly just DC, with a little marvel (and manga, if you count that ;)) i actually haven’t been keeping up with comics like at ALL recently since there’s no decent comic shop where my college campus is (:cries:) but if i COULD, i’d be all over teen titans, flash rebirth, runaways, young avengers, and possibly batman (i heard they off’d my timmy?! DDD8< ). the only mangas i read consistently are ‘ouran high school host club’ and KH, but i’m fairly well-versed in naruto, FMA, chobits, and bleach as well. as for favourite characters, that’s easy. BART!!! :love: well, pre-TT bart, anyway. YJ/impulse-era bart. yes. DO want :heart: also sora, if he counts. i have a thing for adorkably naive, pure-hearted hero-types. :D

Crack couple time! Name the crackiest couple you’ve ever drawn, or would draw if you didn’t fear for your sanity.

the CRACKiest? oh man, hmm…. well, there’s crack and then there’s crack. i mean, akuriku is pretty freaking cracktastic if you don’t take the AU into account, but i still loooooove that XD but in terms of complete WTF-ery, i’d have to say wiccan/bucky (marvel comics). i’ve never actually drawn it, but i did spend waaaaaay too much time contemplating it one day a while back XDDD time travel was involved :|

If I begged you really, really hard (complete with puppy eyes and promises of Bart-like ficcage), would you draw me a picture of the best speedster of all time? You know who I mean. No, not Bart. Inertia! Please? If you have the time, that is.

that would depend on what’s in it for me ::eyebrow waggle:: like i said, i hate obligations and deadlines, so i won’t make any solid agreements because then it’s less likely to happen :(

i did just remember that i have actually drawn him once before, in that “phone a friend” thing, so i certainly can’t say i’d NEVER draw him XD

i will say this though; a 100×100 and/or 50×50 headshot for icons is much more likely than a full pic, if that’s what you’re really looking for anyway… :aww:

Quick, what music are you listening to?

have you ever seen that one really epic “princess tutu” amv? yeah. EPIC. [link] almost tricks you into thinking it might be a cool anime XDD

Okay, that’s all I’m going to force you to answer! Check down at the bottom of the page for the link to Dakt37’s Deviantart! Say goodnight, Daktie!

ACCEPT ANTI-LIFE.

Dakt37’s Deviantart account of weirdness:  http://dakt37.deviantart.com/

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Artist Spotlight on: Goldphishcrackers!

 

Welcome to the ToG Blog’s weekly Artist Spotlight! With me today is the goddess of Pipester fans, Goldphishcrackers! To start this thing off, how about you tell the folks at home who you are and where you’re located!

 

Not much to say! I’m the Phish, born and raised in Central Florida, raised by Trekkies and Rednecks. Quite the combination, eh? 

 

 

What would you say first inspired you to start drawing?

 

I haven’t the slightest idea. I’ve been drawing and doodling for as long as I can remember. Mom and dad always had to make sure I had something in the car to draw with when we went on trips, or I’d go crazy. And while I was always scribbling -something-, my inspiration wasn’t always brimming over. I’d ask my dad a lot, “Dad, what should I draw?”, and he’d tell me something weird like “a jar of mustard, with an eyeball next to it with a fork sticking out of it”.

 

I swear, I got my sense of humor from him. …and I really ought to take him up on that suggestion again. Like now.

 

–but I only really got out of the age of scribbles and into actual -effort- in….around fifth or sixth grade, when I discovered people better than me at it. The ego couldn’t sit still, so I tried harder. Then there was the anime in middle school.

 

I’m looking at -you- Gundam Wing.

 

The rest is history. 

 

 

Do you go to art school? Or is drawing just a part-time thing for you?

 

Amusingly enough, the school system refused to land me any art classes until senior year of high school. The scheduling just blew at my high school, so you just had to bend over and take it most of the time. Regardless, out of the four skill levels worth of classes, I was put in the second level.

 

On the first day, the teacher demanded to know why I wasn’t in the fourth. Later that day, I dropped a class and took it online instead, to make room for the fourth level one.

 

Since then there’s been some basic painting/drawing courses in college (where I drew in painting and painted in drawing, go figure), and I’m still waiting for more. I’m an art major now, but for traditional/studio art, rather than digital. Can’t wait to get my hands back into the charcoal and acrylic. For the time being, I’m swimming in anything-but-hands-on-art right now, so it’s just a hobby..

 

A twisted, obsessive, canon-killing, crack-filled hobby. I’m not complaining. ❤

 

 

What is your favorite thing to draw?

 

PEOPLE. Hands down. Cars and buildings are completely beyond me, and animals are a tricky tricky pain. But people–I love the expressions and interactions like nothing else.

 

Though, oddly enough, the smaller I work (pencil and paper), I tend to play favoritism in drawing men. But when I work larger (canvas, newsprint, charcoal, paint, etc), I tend to draw a whole lot of nude women. I’m not sure what my last instructor thought of me and my “NEEDS MORE GIRLS. WHERE’S THE RENOIR BOOK?”

And your least favorite thing?

 

Technical stuff. Point-on straight lines make me sad. 

 

 

Obviously, you read comics, as much of your art is DC-inspired. What’s your favorite title? 

 

 …h-hard questions! D: I emote in your general direction!

 

But seriously, I’m really big into Green Arrow, GA/BA, and Robin(Tiimmmm), but right now….the Flash has got the biggest place in my heart. Wally and Bart and the Rogues make my happy in my happy places. Where ever those are.

Crack couple time! Name the crackiest couple you’ve ever drawn, or would draw if you didn’t fear for your sanity.

 

My favorite non-traditional pairing is hands down Arsenal/Piper. Their woobie is amazing. Close second is Superboy/Inertia. They’ll live on forever in fandom, so I’ll slash ’em all I want ❤ Plus, you know Thad’s a wonderful pushy little bottom.

 

 

If I begged you really, really hard (complete with puppy eyes and promises of ficcage), would you draw me a picture of the best speedster of all time? …not Bart. Close, though! Inertia! To, ah, make the sting of Rogue’s Revenge less hurtful for everyone. Please? If you have the time, that is.                                      

 

I love the little guy. No prob. ❤

 

 

Quick, what music are you listening to?

 

Aaahhh! You ask this right after I close iTunes and the sweet dance music stationnnn! L-Lemme pop something on so I don’t look completely unprepa

 

Macho Man – Village People.

 

You’ll have to excuse me now. I’ve got to take a dance break. Seriously.

 

 

Okay, that’s all I’m going to force you to answer! Check down at the bottom of the page for links to Golphishcrackers’ Deviantart and Y!Gallery(with your permission, of course)! Say goodnight, Goldie!

 

I-It’s -Phish-! The gold is a title! A descriptor, even! And yes–send them unto the y!gallery! –providing their legality of course. *laughs* But goodnight everybody! Or goodmorning if you’re on the opposite side of the world from the sun-up!

 

The Devart of the Phish: http://goldphishcrackers.deviantart.com/

The Y!Gallery of the Phish (adults only, please!): http://yaoi.y-gallery.net/user/goldphishcrackers/

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Artist Spotlight On: Ramalama!

Welcome to the ToG Blogʼs very first Artist Spotlight! With me today is the utterly amazing Ramalama! If you donʼt mind me asking, Rama, what does your screen name mean? Is it like, Rama lama ding dong, or something else?

 

 It’s Roisin Murphy’s Ramalama bang bang

I really like the song♥

 

Hm, I’ve never heard of it before. I’ll have to look it up. Okay! Letʼs jump right in. Tell the two or three people that read this thing who you are and where youʼre located!

 

 About me? Ummm…I am an international student in Los Angeles.

Typical 20 years old Korean girl.

 

 What would you say first inspired you to start drawing?

 

 I am inspired to draw when I listen to music.  As I listen to music and start to draw, however, I realized that my drawings and the music I listen to have little relation to each other.  As such, I usually end up editing my drawings many times after my first cut.

 

Do you go to art school? Or is your talent just that, pure talent?

 

  No. Honestly I was not an art major, but I changed my mind

Hope I can transfer to art school next year.

 

What is your favorite thing to draw?

 

Big blond green man

……sorry

Oriental stuff is my favorite to draw. (it’s easier to draw  :P)

 

And your least favorite thing?

  

Back grounds…urgh

 

Obviously, you read comics, as most of your art is of the Young Avengers. Do you read any comics other than that? And who is your favorite Young Avenger?

 

  The incredible Hercules, NYX, Saint Seiya, Mononoke, Natsume Yuujinchou, mushishi…

  And as you see, my favorite YA is Wiccan

Wiccan for the win!

 

Crack couple time! Name the crackiest couple youʼve ever drawn, or would draw if you didnʼt fear for your sanity.

  

Well I’ve never drawn crack couples…..but!!! I wanna try Quciksilver/Wiccan someday. *runs away*

 

If I begged you really, really hard (complete with puppy eyes and promises of Teddy/Billy ficcage), would you draw me a picture of the best speedster of all time? No, not Tommy, Inertia! Um, actually, you might as well draw Tommy. He and Thad look alike, both have similar snarky attitudes, have twin brothers with dark hair, and wear green with yellow goggles. And yet Inertia is cooler ʽcause heʼs evil and SHOULD HAVE GONE GOOD YEARS AGO ARGH (rant rant rant), with a neater costume. Please? If you have the time, that is.                                      

  

It’s a quick doodle =_=; I didn’t have much time to draw (hope you like it. :3)

Quick, what music are you listening to?

Bowling for SoupI Melt with You 

 

Okay, thatʼs all Iʼm going to force you to answer! Check down at the bottom of the page for links to Ramalamaʼs Deviantart, Y!Gallery, and Livejournal (with your permission, of course)! Say goodnight, Rama!

Thank you and Good night! 😉

 

 

Ramalama can be forund at Y!Gallery: http://yaoi.y-gallery.net/user/ramalama14/ (WARNING: here be sexy things)

Deviantart: http://ramalama14.deviantart.com/

And Livejournal: http://ramalama14.livejournal.com/profile

And here’s the MEGA-AWESOME “sketch” of Inertia that she drew for me. That’s a sketch and I’m a man.

 

Isn't this FREAKING SWEET?!

Isn

 

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