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Current Residence: Louisiana
Favourite genre of music: Metal, Hard Rock, Rock N' Roll....a lot of things.
Favourite style of art: Classical & Renaissance
Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, & 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Wallpaper of choice: The Hobbit
Favourite cartoon character: Too many to name
Personal Quote: "Don't be talked out of your dreams! Real eyes, realize, real lies" - Rev Run
How long have you been on DeviantArt? Nine years, give or take a couple of months I was simply lurking to look at all the pretty pictures.
What does your username mean? "Cloudpow" is the shortened version of my original username "Cloudpower1000". In the early years of message boards and usernames (read: The Sims message boards and the start of Neopets), I drew a blank on what to call myself. Sitting at the computer desk, I looked outside the window and saw the clouds. Thus, with the influence of Dragon Ball Z power levels, I called myself CloudPower100.
Describe yourself in three words. I would say I'm adventurous; you can't really keep me in one place for very long. Creative is a definite from my own experience, and weird would be the last word to describe me. I take a sense of pride in freaking people out with the things I come up with.
Are you left or right handed? I write with my right hand, but many activities I do usually involve me using both hands for the task. So, if you see me jotting down a quick note with my left hand, it's simply because I've strengthened my use of that hand.
What was your first deviation? And...now here comes the pain.
Most of my early submissions were photographs of random things in my life. This photo was taken shortly after I had graduated from high school.
What is your favourite type of art to create? I create many crafts, so it is sometimes difficult to choose just one. But, fiberart has been the most rewarding as well as the most therapeutic for myself as a person as well as an artist.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? There are many to choose from, but I would certainly love to be more fluent in playing musical instruments; particularly, I would want a master skill in string instruments.
What was your first favourite? Let's see...Wow, it gets really interesting when you're digging through your past on here.
To this day, I am a big fan of Jak and Daxter. At the time of this favourite, the games were fresh and the series was still growing with new information and expansions. This piece drew me in, because there is not much information from the childhood/past of Jak and Daxter, other than they grew up together with Samos' never being the type to approve of Daxter's behavior.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? Nowadays, I lean more towards crafts; especially if they pertain to cosplay.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist? Rick Boer, , is an incredible craftsman and quite the gentleman. Though I have never met him personally, I frequent conventions across the southern U.S., and I hope to branch out and travel internationally to see his work in person.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? I would not wish to meet a stranger, so I would love to see my very good friend, again before the end of the year. We typically meet at Dickens on the Strand in December, but I would love to have summer and New Year's visits with her again.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life? I cannot name just one person, but meeting and interacting with other craftsmen and artists has opened up my perspective on creations from around the world. That, and I know that even though the U.S. is cutting down on their art programs across the country, I can still travel and find artists going strong in their work.
What are your preferred tools to create art? Any tool that is durable and doesn't rust. That being said, my tools of trade are sewing machines, knitting needles, bowls, and quite a few power tools and appliances.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? Sitting down and watching people pass me. This is best done at a convention or while staying at a hotel. Sitting in the lobby or outside on a bench can bring a huge wave of ideas to my head as I watch people go on with their lives.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory? I enjoy giving friends DeviantArt Premium accounts by surprise, so the best reaction I got from that was when I gave a Premium membership on her birthday without telling her beforehand. Though she was overwhelmed with what she would do with the membership, her sheer happiness from the discovery was very much worth it.