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DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 15, 2016, 2:25 PM

Belatedly, I’ve decided to participate in the DeviantArtist Questionnaire.

How long have you been on Deviantart?

Since August 6th, 2008

What does your username mean?

The adjective use of onyx is jet black. Attached to philomel, a nightingale, I’m basically a black bird. Alternatively, with reference to the Greek meaning of onyx, my username could mean the claw of a nightingale. I conceived it at random, while contemplating an instant messenger name many years ago.

Describe yourself in three words.

Lanky. Levelheaded. Eclectic.

Are you left of right handed?

I am left handed (the world is backwards to me).

What was your first deviation?

Darksome Poet.

Darksome Poet by Onyx-Philomel

What is your favorite type of art to create?

Not surprsingly, my favorite type of art to create is self photography.

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

Culinary arts. With practice, I’ve become a decent cook, but I’d like to elevate my quality.

What was your first favorite?

Hello, Lover

Hello, Lover by Synner666

(This deviation motivated me to join Deviantart)

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

It’s varied, but the themes are typically dark.

Who is your all-time favorite DeviantArtist?

There’s no shortage of noteworthy artists on this site. Nevertheless, with difficulty, I would have to say :iconvalentinakallias:
As a novice I was often drawn to her post-apocaclyptic deviations. Interestingly, she’s watched my gallery for several years. In that time I have no memory of her ever speaking to me.

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

I’m not terribly sociable; in fact, I have reclusive tendencies. Nonetheless, over the span of 8 years, I’ve encountered deviants (some active, others not so much), with whom I wouldn’t mind an in person dialogue, or photoshoot. Instead of a single deviant, I’ll list a handful of honourable mentions:

:iconmerimask: :iconvividlyvictoria: :iconoxidizing-angel: :iconseventwelve: :iconfarah122: :iconmademoisellenoname:

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

The collective appreciation of deviants has been quite meaningful to me. Here, I’m comfortable conveying certain aspects of myself. 

What are your preferred tools to create art?

Essential to me is my imagination, a mask, & a camera.

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

The room in which I’ve painted the wall black. Though, at times, ideas arrive while I’m in the bathtub or on the brink of falling asleep.

What is your favorite deviantart memory?

Without doubt when I received my first daily deviation for “Grisly Retrospection”. I can recall the deluge of activity messages – thousands of them – for what’s become my most popular photo. I felt valid for the first time as a self photographer. 

Grisly Retrospection by Onyx-Philomel

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  • Listening to: Shape of Despair - "Quiet These Paintings Are"
  • Reading: Naught
  • Watching: Naught
  • Eating: Naught
  • Drinking: Orange Mtn. Dew


Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
"I'm a creature of masks and obscurity; hence, in my gallery my face is covered in full or in part. Perhaps – I don't know – I'm after the overused effect of mystery. . ."

Current Residence: Tartarus.
Favourite genre of music: | Black Metal | Electro House | Dubstep |
Favourite style of art: Macabre.
Operating System: Windows 7.
MP3 player of choice: iPod Classic (6th Generation).
Skin of choice: Putrid.
Personal Quote: If you cannot improve upon silence. . . Be quiet.

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SoundEater Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you for the faves :pat: ; )
Onyx-Philomel Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you as well. :horns:
StaceyQuay Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
Onyx-Philomel Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :horns:
JayleyPrice Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Jayley Price Says Thanx For The Fave By Jayleypric by JayleyPrice  
Onyx-Philomel Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :horns:
BlakeHargrave Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Aw, man... the only way I can describe your work is graciously dark. Absolutely beautiful. :clap:
Onyx-Philomel Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your appreciation. :skull:
BlakeHargrave Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
You're very welcome!
DamianBloodlust Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Fave Hug 
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