1. When did you start drawing?
I started drawing when I was... maybe six or seven. I was really young. And I had been going through lots of surgeries on my legs so I had little else to do. I took up drawing because it was fun, and gave me something to pass the time while I was in casts. I liked the PPG (Powerpuff Girls) style so I drew a lot of that. I also remember a time when I drew stills from Sonic the Hedgehog the Movie (OVA). I'd pause the TV and sit and look at the screen off and on, sketching the characters out. I was really proud of them, too. I did a couple of Tails and Sonic. I lost the papers, though. >.<
2. Why did you join DeviantArt?
I honestly don't remember how I came across the site. But I wanted to find a place where I could share my art with others and keep better track of it. I joined simply because it was a free, easy-to-use website that seemed the most reliable than just using Photobucket or something.
3. What got you into bases and dolls?
I discovered bases a while back. I was struggling to draw anime like I wanted to try, and I remember finding a blank template someone had made. I started using them after learning of the term 'base', and from there I was hooked. Over a long time, I think I can say I've improved quite a lot.
4. Do you use a tablet?
No, I use a mouse. I have a tablet now thanks to OkamiiAoi gifting me one of her old ones. But her dogs ruined the pen for it so I can't use it until I get a new one.
5. What programs do you use?
I use MS Paint (Win7) and Gimp 2.6 (because the other versions suck).
6. Which DA artists are your favorites?
7. Do you take requests? (e.g. "can u make a base of this plz", "can u draw my oc like this")
8. Why do you leave off the other ear in your pony bases?
Because of several reasons. 1) I suck at improvising ears, 2) it makes it easier for people to draw the top part of the mane without the other ear in the way. At least, it works for me, 3) it's actually kind of cute the way it looks, in my opinion.
9. How do you make bases?
10. WHERE ARE YOUR BASES?!
They've been moved to my base/collab account, softybases.
11. Can I make fanart for you?
You don't have to ask to make fanart. Just credit me for the characters you draw.
12. Can we do an art trade?
No. Friends only.
13. Why do you sometimes disable comments on your art?
I often have my reasons.
14. How do you put gradients on your pictures?
You can find a tutorial here.
15. What do you use to record your screen during a stream?
I often use join.me. It's lighter, puts less strain on my computer, and is slightly easier to use (and far less laggy, in my opinion). I also use Livestream Procaster occasionally when it's not bugging up and being a dick.
16. Is join.me free?
To a point. You can use a 'one-time link', or you can subscribe/pay to get the full deal. I don't know all the details, though. XD; But sadly, using the free version of join.me only allows 9 visitors to watch at a time.
17. You make your art in MS Paint, but how do you make the backgrounds transparent?
Gimp 2.6. It has an "alpha channel" option that allows you to select the background and remove it. Fiddle with the layers and stuff to find it. And yes, Gimp is free to download. Google it. I suck at explaining things. nwn;
1. Are you a boy or girl?
2. How old are you?
Twenty-six. March 6.
3. What should I call you?
Softfang, Softy, Momo, Emily, Riley. Whatever is fine, whatever floats your boat. XD
4. Where do your usernames come from?
'Softfang' was a nickname that an old camp friend gave me. She was deaf, and she wanted to give me her own personalized sign-name. Softfang stuck. It was very fitting, and still seems appropriate. Soft because I'm sensitive, shy, and passionate about things; fang because I can also be fairly bitchy and protective when I want to be.
'emii-desu' was a random, spur-of-the-moment creation when I decided to try and change my name (before I realized I couldn't go back to the original).
'SachikoMerry' was chosen to replace the 'emii-desu' one because it actually has meaning. Sachiko Merry is the name of a special RP character of mine. She is, essentially, me and the type of person I wish I were more like.
'Softysama' fit because 'Softy' was and still is my nickname from Softfang, and 'sama' because apparently people look up to me. >.>
'Momobaka' is the current one because I'm starting to grow from Softfang. Momo just fits me better, I think. That and it's cuter. nwn Baka was added as filler because other stuff was already taken. Plus, I know I can be pretty dumb at times.
5. Do you go to school?
6. Do you have a job?
7. Can we be friends?
No. It doesn't work like that.
8. Who are your closest best friends?
Chantel, Rachael, Zehnny, Jess, Eugene, Mike, and Ryan.
9. [Insert super nosy questions about my personal/private life]?
My life is my business. Simple as that. If I want to tell people about personal things, I will. Chances are though, it's staying between select friends I can wholly trust. I'm sick of my personal life being splashed around on Tumblr hate blogs.
1. Who is your favorite of the Mane Six?
Twilight Sparkle and Fluttershy tie for me at the moment.
2. What about background ponies?
Derpy Hooves, duh!
3. Who is your least favorite pony and why?
Probably either Flim/Flam Bros. or Cheese Sandwich. Because they are super annoying to me. >.> I also can't stand Doctor Whooves. I'm not a Who fan so yeah. >.> I tried the series, but I couldn't really get into it all that much; it was really weird and silly and while a few scenes were emotional and relateable, I just... eh. Personal bullshit led me to have a very severe dislike for it, too. Same with Homestuck and a couple other things.
4. "Brony" or "Pegasister"?
I hate the term "pegasister", so I like being called a brony regardless of my gender. Girls can be bros too.
5. How did you become a brony?
An old friend of mine was constantly nagging at me about how awesome the show was. Back then, I was in denial--I thought the show was stupid and silly like most bronies start out thinking. Then, one day I noticed we had the Hub on our TV. So one morning I chose to sit down and watch the episode that was on (Owl's Well That Ends Well). I was hooked halfway through it. And thus began my passion for ponies.
6. What's your opinion on the pony fanbase?
It's full of awesome people, but it's also full of idiots and creeps. All fandoms have those, though. I try to avoid them, or ignore them.
7. Any pony artists you admire?
8. How many OCs do you have?
...A lot. Check most of them out here.
9. Out of all of your OCs, which ones are your top favorites?
Right now, there's... Queen Calliope, Reese Dream, Livestrong, Verloren, and Lemon Pop.
10. Where do you come up with your ideas for your characters?
I honestly don't know what to tell you. XD; I just... design them, really. Whatever fits when I mess around with random looks.