25 Sep '12
Meet Survion, a talented artist from Germany! Not only did he volunteer to help out at our SoFurry both at Eurofurence, but he's also a very friendly fur and artist!
How did you get/choose your name?
Well, there has been an old german PC game called Schleichfahrt (or Archimedean Dynasty), pretty pixely and everything with a unique story , successors of it were Aquanox and Aquanox 2, those might be a lil more known. Well, now to the gist of the question, in the game was a technological race called "Bionts", and the heart of those was called Survion, i'm still a big fan of those games, but i don't call myself a heart of something, i just like the idea and the name o..o
What species is your fursona, and why?
Blue Waterdragon, and why? Hm, i don't really know what it is, but i have been feeling this connection to scalies all my life, i like them, those calm creature(i know they can be agressive and hyper), and i felt more than just lizardy, so it's a dragon the royal class of scalies...but i don't say other species aren't royal, it's just my own statement.
Male, Female, or Hermaphrodite (it had to be asked)?
Male of course, with the tendency to go submissive >..<
How long have you considered yourself a furry?
Unofficially, lets say since the mid 90's(not knowing of the entire fandom by the lack of internet), officially since June 2005.
How did you first come across the furry fandom?
OH, personal question, i was looking up pictures with Dragons on the internet, and i first came across some really explicit pictures with the word "yiff" in the title... well what can i say ... i was instantaneously taken over... was owned by the fandom so to speak >..<
Do you own a Fursuit?
In the future i will, it's already in the making.
Have you ever attended a furry convention?
Many, i don't know whether i shall sum them up, but Euro Furence most importantly, Castle Con, Cologne Furdance, Midwest Furfest(in Chicago), and a few minor ones.
If you were given the chance, would you want to become the physical embodiment of your fursona?
I think so, but i'm not sure what the consquences would be, it's pretty much messed up. I think i would instantaneously do it if the society wasn't so fucked up in their minds, oh a dragon, we have to study it we have to experimentalize with it. Sorry, hard to say whether i'd do it right now or just hold back.
When did you first start drawing?
Oh, i have been drawing pretty much all life, but dragons i do draw several years now o..o
Do you ever draw non-furry art, or is the fandom your only creative 'outlet'?
Non-furry art nope, furry stuff only, i'm a guitarist as well, but i rarely do write new stuff, due to a stressful life >..<
What, if any, famous artist do you consider the greatest influence on your style?
Two artists to be percise, Reptile Cynrik and Brian Harp aka Jace. I think my style is a mixture of the cutsie style of Jace and the realistic style of Reptile, both are great artists, and every furry should watch them right now !
And overall, what would you say is your favourite piece of art, be that furry or non-furry?
Sorry, but that's the same if you've asked me, "what is your favourite star on the firmament?" There are so many great great pictures out there, i can't really decide one to be my favourite.
Would you ever consider doing commissions for people within the fandom?
I do commissions *winks*
If you could, would you go "pro" and do art for a living? (Provided that you are not already)
Yes, pretty much instantaneously, though i'm not sure how bad the stress factor would be, no experience of that yet.
Would it have to be furry, or would you go for a more "mainstream" subject?
I don't mind both, it seems to me that "drawing more than just furry related stuff" is maybe a lil more interesting. Doing furry stuff only seems to me like a "Golden Cage", it's nice but limits the artists in their creativity. I'd like to do more.
Where do you do your best thinking and drawing?
At home, in my own chambers, full of golden reliefs and red carpets, that's where the golden cage comes in again, no just a joke, i do my thinking and working in my chambers and that's pretty much it. Nothing interesting here, move along !
What inspires you to draw?
Friends, situations in life, feelings, and last but not least other artists.
What, if at all, is the longest period of creative drought you have suffered?
I don't wanna get too personal and irrelevant here, but it happened last year when my dad was lying in coma, at the hospital, i couldn't draw for about 6 months and started from scratch as he was halfway cured and left the hospital.
Finally, who is your favourite author or artist here on SoFurry?
Oh, hard to say, those ones who are dedicated to improve themselves, i just like the idea. But i think Reptile Cynrik is great, and those ones i'm watching of course, i'm not gonna sum them up here. Sorry if i'm not mentioning other great artists, but consider yourselves watched and appreciated by the blue draggy.
Are you currently in a relationship?
Kinda, internet relationships doesn't feel as real as regular ones O..o
Are you looking?
Kinda, draggy is pretty suspicious about people, he has been going through a lot of pain related to that topic O..o
What qualities do you first look for in a potential boyfriend/girlfriend/mate?
I need to know the chosen one first, before i decide, personality, dedication, coomonalities and differences are equally important, i don't care about the look of someone, draggy isn't the most handsome guy either >..<
What qualities do you think you personally can bring to a relationship?
Oh my, I'm mostly a calm person, very talkative at times, which are rather rare, doing creative thing, having fun outdoors, open for everything, but i'm also adaptive.
Aside from traditional relationships, would you ever take a master or a pet?
Yes, kinda like the idea >..<
Public displays of affection. Yes or no, and why?
I think showing that openly is nothing bad, only when it comes to groping each otehr or something, kisses and minor things are ok, i can't stand people who just gnaw each others ears off to finally get a room to be on their own ... o..o
Sex before marriage. Again, yes or no, and why?
Yes, and why not ? I'm not religious.
What are your thoughts on casual sex? Do you think that only serious commitments should lead to sex, or are one night stands okay?
It depends on the situation, i think if someone is taken, nobody else should intervene or disturb this relationship, at least i wouldn't. Draggy is faithful, but One night stands are okay with him as long as he isn't seriously taken.
What about yiffing or 'cyber-sex' as it is more commonly known in the mainstream?
Sure, i'm up for anything >..<
What is your biggest pet peeve? Tailplay >..<
Your deepest fear?
Spiders or heights >..<
Now for a few less intimate questions:
Your favorite meal?
Asian food (i know it's not the most healthiest stuff)
Your favorite dessert?
it's not really a dessert but i like cereals the most o..o
Your favorite drink?
Water and coffee
Your favorite console and game (PC/Mac does not count)?
SuperNES (rules everything) and the games are Secret of Mana and Secret of Mana 2(Seiken Densetsu 2 and 3)
Your favorite TV show?
I barely watch TV, as for the show, it changes after a while, but i mostly like documentaries.
This is your chance to tell the readers about the piece of work you are most proud of. We'll stick a link in for you, all you need to do is give them a little commentary about it in your own words!
http://www.sofurry.com/view/202061 (NSFW Warning)
I think this one it the best, i've done so far, i'm not sure about praising something i've done on my own, because i'm always critical at myself when it comes to that, i'm instantaneously seeing errors at my most liked artwork, but yeah i've done something acceptable here, which was quite an endeavour to finish, i have been working for about 100 hours on this one. It was a commision for someone, and i think she was pretty satisfied with it ^^
Out of the works you've submitted to SoFurry, are there any characters which you can relate to on a personal level? If so, which one would you say this is truest for?
It would be "Slaan", an olive green anthro dragon, who'd be the personification of myself, if i had not my own fursona already.
Are you offering commissions? If so, what pricing, what are the usual wait times, Any things you won't do?
Yes, i do, the pricing depends on what the "commissioner" wishes, charges are "normal sketch/lineart 10-20 USD" all the way up to about 50 USD if it comes to a picture which is big like a poster. I pretty much don't do any "extreme fetishes", i'm not naming those right now.
Weaponry and war-machinery is also a big "NO-NO", i'm not going through someones personal issues, like "i'm feeling sooo poor, this is why i need a weapon and show it off to people to feel bigger" or like "look, i have a weapon, i am sooo cool", sorry but that everything BUT cool in my opinion, that's like warmongering to me. >..<
Our interview is almost over, but there's just enough time to quiz our artist with a few more random tidbits. No, these questions don't have any relevance to anything in particular, but dammit! I think they're fun!
Tentacles. Yes or No?
MACRO, micro, or Mid-Size furs?
Fasten and zip, or zip and fasten, or none of all that?
Zip and fasten !
And one final question that cannot be avoided. 1337 speak within the fandom?
PENIS ...WTF !