How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Four years, evidently. I didn't think it had been that long!
What does your username mean?
Kyasarin is how my name is pronounced in Japanese. Bugeisha comes from the term onna-bugeisha which is a woman from the samurai class. These women were taught to wield weapons, particularly the naginata, and were expected to defend their home from enemies and die fighting for their clan. The term is usually translated as "warrior woman". So, I'm Warrior Woman Katherine.
Describe yourself in three words.
Focused, pragmatic, and critical.
Are you left or right handed?
What was your first deviation?
Something I've since deleted, a shaded sketch of an OC.
What is your favourite type of art to create?
Characters in traditional mediums.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
It would probably be SLMGregory. When I started Watching her we both lived in Washington, and I've had more conversations with her than anyone else.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
silken and this deviation got me into the Sailor Moon fandom. Before then I had no idea what OCs and AUs were. Now I have a personal website for my original characters and a popular fic on FFN called Ordinary World.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
I love using colored pencils; I have sets from Fantasia, Raffine, Derwent and Faber-Castell. I also use Sakura Pigma Micron pens for lineart. Often I sketch something, outline it, trace it, and make minor edits. Then I outline it again and color it in. For digital art I use GIMP, but my understanding of it is pretty limited.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
My own home. When I'm alone with my thoughts and visions it usually translates to something I can feel proud of.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
I'm pretty reclusive on the internet so I don't interact with too many people (oxymoronic, I know). I have yet to make a memory that really means something to me.