Legend says I've been around for seven years, although it only seems like I've been around for a couple.
What does your username mean?
ClockworKim originated from a steampunk jewelry/cosplay item store I used to run many moons back. I ended up closing shop around fall last year because things in my life got to be too hectic. Since then I've kept the name because I like the ring to it.
Describe yourself in three words.
Imaginative. Inventive. Practical.
Are you left or right handed?
What was your first deviation?
If I recall I once made a Devil May Cry comic with Vergil and Dante. It's no longer available, since I've had to clean my gallery a few times. I'll always remember it.
What is your favourite type of art to create?
I've recently started doing more textured/realistic stuff. Batman-themed pieces are my most favorite to create so far.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I would LOVE to be a master at crosshatching. The most popular crosshatching technique you've probably seen are the images on a dollar bill. It's a picture composed of several lines which make up the shading/figures of a piece. It's a very interesting form of art, though it undoubtedly takes a lot of time to dedicate to perfecting that skill.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
I usually favorite things that I can use as a reference or things that I know I will draw inspiration from later. With so many talented people on DeviantArt, I find there is plenty of art out there I end up favoriting and forgetting about later. ;_;
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Uh... not sure if I have one. There are so many talented people on this site.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Those that have followed/viewed/commented on my art have impacted my life, especially my artistic side. It's those little words of encouragement that people may think are insignificant that have been the most important and the most meaningful.
It really stopped me from feeling discouraged and giving up. It gave me the courage to step up from pen and paper to pursue digital art and cosplaying. When you think about it, getting encouragement from strangers instead of family and friends may seem like a strange and surreal experience-- but receiving this unbiased feedback feels somehow more important because you know it's more honest in some ways.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
I use a lot of Photoshop for my work. Sometimes when I'm stuck on a pose I may use 3D modeling as a reference as well.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
I do everything at my desk at home. It's the least stressful location for me to be and I can usually work nonstop without being disturbed. It's my little Zen Area away from the chaos in my life. It's just me, my computer, and my music.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Several years back I attended an OC Pageant for Batman characters and I have to say, I really loved it! I loved the challenge of making alternative outfits for my character, and the other contestants and members of the group were incredibly kind and supportive of one another. That's actually how I made a lot of the friends that I have on here now.