You know what I'd love? An lgbtq cereal. Not cereal specially for lgbtq members, but cereal that represents lgbtq. It could be rainbow like the gay pride flag, and the mascot could be openly gay. Maybe even two male or female mascots as a couple.
Q: I notice you have two rabbit-themed OCs that look kind of similar, are they related?
A: They’re not related but their designs are inspired by each other, and they both turn into rabbit plushies. Holly is my female mascot and Korokoro is my male mascot. Hearte is not a mascot but a character with her own series. However, because of her popularity, she often appears.
Q: Is your named spelled Holly, or Hollee? I’m not sure which one to use.
A: I’m okay with either spelling; doesn’t make much of a difference. Holly is actually the name of my very first OC. Sometimes for online handles, I use my characters’ names, but this one ended up sticking with me (Kaze-Hime was also another OC). These days I tend to use Hollee more.
Q: Your handle used to be Kaze-Hime, why is it Soundlesswind now?
A: I still go by the former. Or rather, I’m still stuck with the former. Soundless Wind is better explained as my website name…or I suppose, a world name to group all my characters together. It’s based on the image of a spinning galaxy, in space where it is too distant to hear any gust sound.
Q: When did you start drawing? What inspired you to draw?
A: When I was very young, I really liked Sailor Moon. I thought she was super pretty and I wanted to connect with the show somehow, so I drew. Because the series ran for some time, I ended up drawing a lot. The adults around me thought I had a natural aptitude for it, so they let me continue.
Q: How did you get into Digital Art?
A: I’ve had a computer since forever, so I often drew on MS Paint and made short videos in my spare time (which I had a lot of). I then started making web layouts, and seeing my interest in it, my brother gave me Photoshop 6. Eventually I ran into Hiromi-chan’s Sugar Caramel Box site and found out about CG artwork. I was astonished that someone so young could be so talented. It was a world I hadn’t known about before. — Afterwards I researched and learned from a tutorial site called Polykarbon and started colouring my pencil scans with a mouse (2003/4). During this period I became friends with Zeiva, and her detailed style fired me up, so I tried really hard. — Sometime after I joined DeviantArt, my brother bought me a tablet for my birthday, and though it took me a long time to get use to it, I eventually became very comfortable with drawing in a new manner. I’ve always liked tinkering with software, so the practice of digital art was extremely interesting to me.
Q: How did you develop your really detailed style?
A: Hmm…I don’t think I particularly aspired to be very detailed at first, but I was definitely trying to learn more and more techniques. At some point in time, my friend told me that my drawings were pretty messy up close, so I treated it as a challenge and became more attentive to detail…and one thing lead to another. Style isn’t something one should force, I feel. Just let it happen.
Q: You probably get a lot of messages, do you manage to answer them all?
A: Unless I’m doing a meme, I pick a few random or most recent ones every now and then to answer. In truth, nope, I’m quite overwhelmed… I try to read as many as I can though, and I’m always very happy to receive new asks. My inbox is always flooded though, so I might not get back to someone for a very long time.
Lady Met was the first female mascot, introduced in the 1960s on leaflets, flyers, and pennants. She appeared live with Mr. Met at Shea Stadium, but her appearances stopped in the early 1970s. She made a small comeback in the 2000s by attending special events with her husband, Mr. Met, and their two kids. She also starred with Mr. Met in a “This is Sports Center” commercial in 2003.
Lady Met wears a sweater with her name, Lady Met, across her chest. She is not Mrs. Met, she has her own identity. You go, girl!