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Devious Medals `38

Thu Apr 24, 2014, 1:24 AM by MiloticScale:iconmiloticscale:
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the artistic endeavors of a Senior? What makes them tick?

"Devious Medals" is a feature/interview series of Senior Members here on deviantART that aims to surface key features of each Senior and to show them to the community as a whole, brought to you by dAseniors--the official group for Senior Members on deviantART!

Finally, thoughts and sentiments from the Senior-side are revealed to the general community. Let's get started! :la:

Joining us this week will be Princess-Amy, a talented photographer and fellow community addict!

MiloticScale: Why did you decide to make the leap and become a deviant?

Princess-Amy: I'd actually never heard of deviantART back in 2004 when I joined. A friend of mine, CaroleHumphreys had joined. I saw her using the site, saw some of the art on here and thought, "Hey, wow. I like that," so, I joined probably about 3 weeks after that.

Bridge and Baltic by Princess-Amy
Bridge and Baltic

MiloticScale: What style of art is your specialty?

Princess-Amy: When I joined dA, I had no specialty. I couldn't paint, draw, write or take a photo. While I have been here I have learned a lot. I would say my specialty lies in film photography. Most of my best photographic work was done on black and white, with my trusty old Canon A-1. I do a fair amount of digital photography too but i just can't seem to get the quality to what I was used to from having a darkroom.

Castle and Cathedral by Princess-Amy
Castle and Cathedral

MiloticScale: What are your favorite aspects of the deviantART community?

Princess-Amy: I would have to say that my favourite aspect of the community here on deviantART is that there is a real community feel! When you go around the site, going to a lot of people's profiles and galleries is like going into their home, they are so open and welcoming. The new-ish group system is like being in a dedicated gallery packed with artists willing to talk about their work.
The openness, friendliness, and I would have to say inclusiveness of deviantART really is just such a beautiful and fragile thing.

Pebbles on the beach by Princess-Amy
Pebbles on the beach

MiloticScale: What contributions to the community are you most proud of since receiving Seniority?

Princess-Amy: To be honest, not a great deal of them. I received my Senior Membership because I had been a big member of the UK deviant community. Living in the south I had managed arrange about seven devMEETs over a year-and-a-half period. Soon after I gained my Senior Membership, I moved to the North east. My biggest sole achievement since moving here was that after I have organised two meets in Newcastle, the second one attracting a whole 24 people. I think that was the tenth birthday bash! Myself and ChewedKandi and a couple of others set up NE-UK as a group especially for the north east of England and so that we can arrange more meets here and gather together some kind of deviant social scene.

Older corn snake by Princess-Amy
Older corn snake

MiloticScale: Lastly, is there anything you'd like to promote to the readers of this issue?

Princess-Amy: Currently, I'm not in planning of anything, so I don't have anything of my own to plug right here, I would like to plug instead something someone else has worked hard on.

Angels Without Wings. It's put together by quite a bunch of people, they seek out and award those deviants who do good things for and help gain exposure for other lesser known deviants across deviantART!

Wasp in the kitchen sink by Princess-Amy
Wasp in the kitchen sink

A huge thanks to Princess-Amy for taking the time to sit down with us and explain her sentiments on her deviantART experience from the Senior-side of the community! :clap:

Stay tuned to dAseniors to stay up-to-date with our Devious Medals features/interviews.
There are many more to come! :la:


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Sserenita 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
I'm baaaaaaack! 

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flamewarflipsides 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, something I've found when I have a problem is that people try to fix it rationally. You know, they boil it down to what's happening and come up with a logical solution. For a concrete problem, that's great. For something that's not inherently rational, it isn't as effective. How do you fight the irrational with reason?

Every so often, I meet people who see beyond that. Sometimes, someone will listen first and take the actual problem and way I feel about it completely differently. I don't know that I could withstand the pressure I put on myself without friends like that--without friends like you.

I have had a terrible week, and you pretty much singlehandedly saved it from being a nightmare, just by taking a moment to really listen to what I was saying. Not a lot of people really do that these days. I just wanted to thank you for that, and for helping me keep doing what I love.
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Serinji 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhh, awsome page, Jon!:la:
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Thanks for watching me!
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