Q and A
A little general "questions and answers" box filled with what I feel comfortable sharing about me! If you want to read in depth about art related questions, go here
Do you have pets?
If springtails and isopods count, yes. Otheriwse, no.
Did you had pets at any time in your life?
Yes, 2 bunnies when I was 9 years old. Many caterpillars that became butterflies, tadpoles and grasshopers. I never had a dog or a cat.
Is skykristal.art your first website?
yes and no. Its my first actual, serious website that I coded! But I had a few weird little pages before in my life. A little forum site thing related to animal crossing, a carrd and also tried wix for a few years. None of this was even close to as big and well made as this one though. And I had no idea before discovering Neocities how to set everything up and host code, especially for free.
Why "Hidden World" ?
The main reason and meaning behind this name, are my OCs. But in a few different ways. First my OCs were inside my head for over 10 years. I never drew them, I never wrote about them. Heck I didn't even mention them anywhere or to anyone. Not to friends, not to family. Which means I had, and still have a big "Hidden World" inside my head. What I write and draw is only a very very small % of it actually. It's also simply a TON of stuff.
The other reason, is that I'm an unknown artist, or well turned into one. I used to have a big following actually (40k instagram in 2016). Here, is my world. My art, my interests, my ocs. Everything I do and did after my "popular phase". Not a lot of people view my work today nor do I have millions of followers on a platform. My world, "Me" is hidden in a way. Nice and hidden in a beautiful cave. Which, is actually the inspiration for my website theme. It's dark, underground, inside something with glowing lights, plants and crystals. I love this theme.. it gives me inner peace. And I also feel most comfy covered under my blanket irl, too.
Are you self taught?
I am a fully self taught artist, yes. I had art classes in elementary school and middle school which are literally... nothing. The stuff we did there wasn't teaching me anything serious. Other than what kind of art exists in different places in the world and painting a tree with a potato piece. I specialize in character design and digital painting, which is something I learned and discovered entirely on my own. There was also no one in my school who was into that type of stuff. Or at least nobody I knew.
Are you a Furry?
No! I am not a furry and I never had a fursona. I have had feral wolf ocs for a few years and drew animals all the time before I got into drawing my private ocs and sticked my scared ass into drawing humans. But they were ocs, not sonas. I occationally draw furries and I visit furry art websites to share and sell too. I am a "furry artist" at most. Furries aren't my primary interest though. And almost all the time today when I draw a furry, its a commission order or an auction I'm running. I don't, or super rarely draw furries for myself. (furries = canines, furry dragons, cats and so on in typical "furry" style).
Are you ....extra?
I'm very extra, with a lot of different things. Art interests, styles, subjects, food, drinks, textures. I'm overall extremely sensitive to a lot of things, and I hate it very much. Makes my life much harder.
Do you like advise you didn't ask for?
This depends. For art, I don't like it but this also has to do with how people put it and that most of the time I already am aware of literally everything people write to me. If I need and want help, I specifically ask. For other things yes, I do like it. Random facts and people sharing their knowlage is something I like quite a lot. Especailly when having convos about topics I'm barely familiar with. I appreciate tips and suggestions a lot in cases like that.