|Evil Creator of DOOM|
How long have you been on DeviantArt?
I joined in 2006 but I actually didn't even use my account until 2007, so 9 years (8 years active XD)
What does your username mean?
It was a nickname I was given in collage, we were the four "shins": Benshin, Farshin, Linshin, Negshin. It doesn't have any real meaning and it all came about with a misunderstanding during a conversation about the character Kenshin.
(Benshin does mean "sit down" in Persian though which is how it all started )
Describe yourself in three words.
Creator of DOOM!
Are you left or right handed?
Right ... though my left hand is fast on keyboard shortcut support while painting XD
What is your favourite type of art to create?
Digital art, oil paintings, comics/manga, animations... lots of things really *u*
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I'd love to master the art of simplicity... it just seems to evade me completely no matter what I do T_T
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Strong lighting, mostly character based, a wonderful digital painterly look I'd love to master one day (I can't quite explain it, it's just really nice )... anything that really captures my imagination/inspires me.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I've been fortunate enough to have met so many wonderful people from DA already... but the one person I'd LOVE to finally meet for real would be
And , LOL just so I could give her a big hug
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Gah! Tough one again >_<
The two most important people have been and , both becoming my best friends in real life.
I met through a commission I took years ago on DA and we have been causing havoc internationally ever since then XD.
has been a wonderful and supportive friend. So many big projects planned for the future together and we constantly pester each other with complete randomness/art which never fails to put a huge smile on my face and make my day just so much brighter.
I have so many wonderful memories of to name just a few XD
What are your preferred tools to create art?
Photoshop has always been my main and favorite platform (current version CC) and after using an Intuos for years, I purchased a Wacom Cintiq 13HD about a year ago which really is just fantastic XD
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
My little corner... I move around a lot and am rarely in the same house/city/country for long but as long as I get to set up comfortably in a corner to myself, I'm good ^__^
I make a lot of plans/write notes about stories/characters/paintings while sat on train/plane/coach seats too.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
A note I had from a young artist saying that my work had inspired them to start drawing and they had actually won in an art competition as the result. It was an amazing moment and I was left speechless for quite a while after reading it.
The fanarts and the gifts that I get of my characters, LOL I die happy/get so hyper every time I see one
Getting my first DD had me grinning for days on end... DA's 10th birthday meet where I got to draw on a complete stranger's hands XD... when my views first hit the 100k figures cause I was just like "wow that's a LOT, when did that happen?"
The overwhelming amount of warm birthday wishes every year. I often spend my birthdays traveling/away from friends and family so the community on DA just makes me feel so loved
I'm just grateful to be here really, grateful to every watcher, grateful for every comment/view/fave because it just never fails to make me feel like I have so much support and love and most of you out there are just crazy and make me smile/laugh a lot
*** PLEASE DO NOT SEND GROUP REQUESTS ***
I hope that you will appreciate and understand that I will request to join a group if I want. Please don't make me and yourself feel bad for having to turn down a request since there are only so many groups that I can/would like to join. Thank you ^^
I am currently closed for commissions so please don't note/e-mail me inquiring about the details.
Once I am able to take new commissions again I will update the site with the current information. Thank you ^^
I don't accept requests so please do not ask me ^^
I rarely do art trades and/or collaborations and if I do, I'm the person to request a trade or collaboration with another creator depending on our schedules. Thank you for your understanding ^^
Tools of Trade
Photoshop CS6 [main working platform, pretty much used for everything these days]
A4 Intuos 5 - 13HD Cintiq
While I try to have an active presence and respond to comments, sometimes it just gets a bit overwhelming and life gets busy. I read all of the comments that I get but I apologize for not being able to keep up with everything as much as I would like to
I love you all and really appreciate your time in visiting my gallery, for leaving a comment, adding to faves and/or watching