Thought I join the fun - why not 1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
On my current account, I'm a Deviant for 4 years now.
However, I've been on Deviant before I created this account. My old one is actually 10 years old by now!
There was a huge break between both accounts though, as the last picture I submitted on my old account is from 2005 - so.... don't know if you can count that old one in at all ;D2. What does your username mean?
In 2004 I found out about an MMO called Ragnarok Online.
I still consider it as the best MMO out there, even though I don't play it anymore ^^ (I might change my opinion with Tree of Savior - have huge hopes on that game)
In that game, I created a Thief that was going to be an Assassin. Since the Assassin's guild lies hidden in the game's desert, I wanted a desert-y name for her, and came up with Rutana.
Over time, this character became my main character and I met many people with said character - so people started to know me as Rutana, call me Rutana and recognized me.
The name got so attached to me, that I adapted it for every online presence of mine
I later found out, that Rutana is actually the name of a state and it's capital in the African country Burundi. And apparently, there's a Saudi Arabian band called Rutana as well? (someone told me - don't know if it's correct though ^^)3. Describe yourself in three words.
Proud Nerd & Gamer 4. Are you left or right handed?
Right handed.5. What was your first deviation?
On this account:
....the only really NSFW artwork I decided to publish online because I was just too damn proud of it...
...and still are to be honest 6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
Writing. I also get more and more into crafting with Polymer Clay.7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Does drawing count? I mean, overall? Like, being able to actually draw? XD8. What was your first favourite?
On this account, it seems to be
On my old account, it's 9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Game FanArt 10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
That's just impossible to answer, I'm sorry.
I watch 2,258 artists on this site. Pick one? Give me a break!
Even if I would start naming Artists that are special to me, I'm afraid I would forget a huge chunk of artists that would come back into my mind as soon as I submit this journal.
Still, some of them (not all) are:
and just soooo many more...11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
No one. While I'm not shy on the net, I don't feel too comfortable meeting people - and to be honest, there's always the fear that you might notice a trait on someone you can't stand IRL XD12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Can't think of any incident that has, as sorry as I am. Not to a degree that you could talk about a huge impact at least.
Maybe the biggest impact I got from
I missed out on Pokemon when the first games were released and had some issues with Pokemon White when I gave it a try. Mostly due to being terrible misinformed and thinking, that it would be impossible to "catch them all" as a latecomer to the series. I didn't knew about breeding, thought I would need every Pokemon game yet released to complete the overall dex, and even then - I missed out on all these Events...
Nuzlocke Comcis gave me a new purpose to play Pokemon though, a new view on the game itself. I tried out X and was pleasantly surprised how much fun it was to just give random Pokemon a chance, "connect" with them and in the end, I managed to complete the whole dex - event Pokemon included XD
wasn't the first Nuzlocker I came across, but most likely the one who impacted me most, once I took the time to read up on the comic, so she stuck to my mind the most ^^13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
For writing, I found a huge liking in the program "Scrivener".
For sculpting, Sculpey Premo.14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Wherever I'm alone or left alone. I don't really have an inspirational place...
I write on my PC and I have a desk in the heating cellar room for sculpting XD
...I also love to carry all the sculpey stuff into the living room and craft there, to be honest, but it's rather troublesome XD15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
Dunno... being recognized by some of the artists I looked up to?
This would mean
also shared some very touching words with me lately, that's also high up there on the positive memories list :3#DeviantArtistQuestionnaire