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deviantArtist Questionnaire!

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 9:15 AM

How long have you been on DeviantArt?

Six years oh my god.

What does your username mean?

When I started getting junk mail from colleges encouraging me to apply to them, a few of them only had 7 spaces to put my name, and "Madeleine" has 9 letters.  So the mail would read "Madelei, you are important to us!"  I thought it was hilarious and ironic and I'd never had any other nickname besides "Maddy," so I made it my username.

Describe yourself in three words.

Brooding, curious, maker.

Are you left or right handed?

Right.  I've tried to become ambidextrous before but I always lose patience haha.

What was your first deviation?

Dragonwing by Madelei
It was my best work and I thought I was the absolute master of colored pencils. :XD:

What is your favorite type of art to create?

Stuffed animals.  I don't have any use for them (and neither does anyone I give them to), but they just make so much sense to me and I love bringing them into being.

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

I wish I was good at drawing.  I guess I'm better than normal non-artist people, but when I'm in a figure drawing class or somewhere with other artists I just feel really inept.  You'd think taking art classes all throughout grade school and going to art college for four years would change that, but sometimes I don't feel like I'm any better than I was when I drew that red-sailed ship back in 2009.

What was your first favorite?
Turtle shell sketchbook cover by MandarinMoon by :iconmandarinmoon:
I actually joined deviantArt just so I could favorite it and ask the artist for tips on making polymer clay book covers.  She was super cool and helpful and inspired me to me make this:
Copper Steampunk Journal by Madelei 

What type of art do you tend to favorite the most?

Animal art dolls, sometimes called "room guardians."

Who is your all-time favorite deviant artist?

:icongriffsnuff: Griffsnuff.  She makes the greatest creatures, always in cool styles, and with such nice color palettes!  She's so funny, too.  :giggle:

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

Griffsnuff again I guess; she sounds like a super fun person.  It'd also be fun to hang out with :iconanyaboz: and make room guardians.

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

So many wonderful people have provided inspiration and encouragement over the years, but probably my favorite was when someone sent me a note telling me that they loved my art journals and started keeping their own journal just because of me.  Really added some purpose to what I do.  :)

What are your preferred tools to create art?

I like experimenting with every medium I can find, often using recycled/found objects.  Scissors are great, too.  I hate X-Acto knives.  Scissors are where it's at. 

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

Just a room with no distractions.  I like to sit on the floor with all my supplies spread out around me.

What is your favorite DeviantArt memory?

Definitely when I found out about my first Daily Deviation.  It wasn't like winning a contest at my tiny school, or just my family telling me I was good--it was the REAL DEAL.  It was the first time I ever felt like my work was actually legit, good enough for the real world, and that I might really have a chance at a successful art career.  I freaked out and cried and showed everyone I knew.


Well that's my little stuff.  Share a link to yours if you did this too! :la:

#DeviantArtistQuestionnaire

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Poll part 2 of 2: What's your favorite animal cracker? bit.ly/1H4cSu4 

25%
3 deviants said Goat
17%
2 deviants said Horse
17%
2 deviants said Tiger
17%
2 deviants said My favorite is in the other poll! bit.ly/1J3wa0S
8%
1 deviant said Hippo
8%
1 deviant said Lion
8%
1 deviant said Rhino

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Madeleine R. Mathis
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
Experimental Animation BFA, CalArts 2015
Interned at Screen Novelties 2014
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:icondaeien:
daeien Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Thank you for the llama! :D
Have a great day/night. :)
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RLG4X Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Thanks for the llama :).
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XaviBlu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the llama   Llama jump 

3D Llama Badge 
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IDonithing Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Llama 😄
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piaglud Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the Llama...an important part of life 
and here is one back
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didipin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank You SO much for the llama
Ps- I love your work Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1]  I envy You, in a good way of course :D
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Madelei Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Aww thanks a lot! :love:
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didipin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
:D
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Aceleth Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! Thanks for that llama! x3
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TheWacky155 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Thank you for the llama. ^^
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