Spotlight #14 - doodle-caboodle (Dio)
Tell us a bit about yourself!
My name is Dio. I’m an animation student attending the Art Institute for almost 2 years. I hope to someday work for Disney/Pixar but for now I’m just a supervisor at “The Pizza Place”. And my favorite color is orange.
When did you get into the fandom and how did you stumble upon it?
I think I first came in around the run arc. It was years ago during a not too great time in my life and a good friend of mine introduced me to it knowing that I’m a sucker for angel/demon lore.
Who are your favorite characters/pairings?
I’d have to say my favorite characters are Gabriel and Zadkiel. Gabriel because the character, in whatever form of media, is interesting. Zadkiel because she’s a badass who don’t need no one.
To be honest, when I first started reading the comic I shipped Raphael and Uriel. But then over time I also liked Gabriel and Anthea, Zadkiel and Uriel, Raphael and Gabriel, and Ipos and Sheila.
Favorite moment in the comic?
This entire memory arc is kicking my ass. But specifically I’d say my favorite moment right now is the update right after Natalie dies. (I’m curious how Orange is going to bring her back to life) The very end of the run arc is a very close second though.
What is your biggest inspiration as far as your art goes?
It really depends on the context and time. Mostly I’ve found inspiration in other artists, but I’ve also gotten it from games, music, movies, shows, etc. For example, I’m currently piecing together various aspects of other character designs to help build my own stories.
What would you say is your favorite piece that you’ve done so far?
For the fandom, I’d have to say that one Raphael picture I did a while ago where he’s floating and some ‘invisible’ stuff is behind him.
What would you say is one of your favorite things to draw?
Character designs mostly. Heads, hands, and especially expressions. Ironically, as much as I would like to draw cute things, it seems whenever I try, it just turns into horror (and I don’t even like horror).
What do you think influences your art style?
To be honest, anime used to be a big influence and then my artwork just stemmed from there with more American influences like marvel/dc comics, or shows like Teen Titans, Ben 10, and Young Justice.
What are some of your hobbies you enjoy?
I like to write and listen to music a lot. Or binge watch tv shows/movies/youtube videos if/whenever I get free time.
Before joining SaM, what was a fandom you were part of and are there any fandoms you’re into outside of SaM?
I’m not sure I was really a part of any fandom like I am with Satan and Me mostly because it seems like I’m still an ‘unknown artist’. I did like Supernatural though (surprise, more angel/demon lore), but now I enjoy Steven Universe, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Adventure Time, and Pokemon.
Is there anything else you’d like the fandom to know about you or anything you’d like to say to the fandom as a whole?
This fandom is so wonderful. Everyone is so nice and encouraging. It truly helps when creating to have that kind of feedback no matter what it is and is part of what helps me to continue to create. I just wish I had more time/energy to contribute.
Please check out Dio’s art and parody blogs and show them some love!
Art Tag: http://doodle-caboodle.tumblr.com/tagged/artage (some nsfw)
Art Blog: http://dio-draws.tumblr.com/
Parody Blog: http://thisiskindakooky.tumblr.com/