I have been around in the furry fandom for a long time, going back to when ftp access at VCL was the online fandom. Despite that, for a long time I wasn’t active in the community, instead preferring to quietly watch others create their art. Now I'm trying to change that! I do industrial control and automation for a living, and try to be approachable so don't be afraid to note or shout at me. I don't bite and try and keep a good sense of humor! I enjoy talking about the furry community, science and technology, anthropomorphic art and the various flavors of lycanthropy. I am not a very touchy-feely person if I don’t already know you.
Generally, I enjoy watching others create art or I commission artists to create art for me. I like clean or tasteful nude art but, as this is the furry fandom, there is NSFW content in my gallery.
A long, long time ago I used to do non-furry traditional media art (landscapes and still life) and, after watching others create art for so long, I've decided to try my hand at character drawing. I am always working to improve my art. I love talking to artists about the process of creating art, digital art techniques and basic art principles. I enjoy art streams because, while we only learn by doing, I think some things rub off when watching others.
Interests of mine include lycanthropes, anthropomorphic dragons and other fantasy beasties (mostly anthropomorphic and usually feline) in general. Cheetahs are my favorite big cat, as you could probably tell from my character. When I’m playing an Elder Scrolls game (like Skyrim), I’ll be playing a Khajiit. I miss their cheetah-esque look in Morrowind. For the curious, my character name comes from a lycanthrope character I used to play back in high school and college. While I’ve never had anyone think I copied the name, I have been using it since about 1987. My cheetah character is more often just called “the cheetah” than his name. I don’t know why it’s so rarely used, but I think Quaylak was the first artist to even ask me for it.
For a list of works I have commissioned, or am commissioning, and their status I try and keep this journal up to date.
Art Tools: SAI Paint as I love how it feels when sketching and inking. PS CS2 because everyone says PS is needed for serious color. Wacom Intuos (non-pro, the "new" Bamboo) Pen-and-Touch, Small.
My banner was kindly made for me by JaktheDrox and I SO appreciate his taking the time to do it for me! Thanks so much Jak!
What's your real name?
Here's a hint - it's not Bill.
How tall are you?
What's your natural hair color?
What's your eye color?
Brown to hazel
What's your orientation?
Right now I'm sitting down. Oh, you mean that? If you have to ask you don't need to know.
Are you single, taken or undecided?
What do you do in your spare time?
Spend too much time on furry art sites, read sci-fi or horror if I have the time. Play FRP games on the computer. Of course all this is theoretical as I have little spare time.
What's your job or occupation?
Engineer, industrial controls if anyone is interested in the specifics.
What do you like about yourself?
I can be a witty, fun person to be around if I'm with people I know. I try to be educated and current on world events, which helps my witty humor. I like what I do because I really do feel my job makes a difference and makes the world a better place, even if only a little bit.
What do you dislike about yourself?
I am too shy around people I don't know. I have a low tolerance for people who are ignorant and unwilling to even talk about different ideas/points of view. I would like to have a body more like my character, but that was not in the genetic cards I was dealt. My job keeps me travelling a LOT so I have a hard time meeting people or ever considering a relationship.
What did your friends notice about you when they first met you?
One person told me they were surprised at how "average" I was. I have been told people are surprised at how smart I am, which I find embarrassing.
What is your belief/religion if you believe in anything at all?
Not religious here. At this point I would say we have insufficient information to form an opinion, and since we all find out sooner or later, I try not to worry about it.
I do hope for an existence after death however, as I would like to see people rewarded/punished for the things they did in life, have a chance to do things (or be things) they were not able to in life and have a chance to meet and spend time with friends or family that wasn't possible in life.
Do you drink?
I wouldn't be alive today if I didn't drink. Alcohol? No.
Do you smoke?
Nope - I know, what a straight-laced guy.
What are your major fears?
Not being able to spend time with family and friends. Having something happen that would result in my not being able to work (which I love) or being a burden on my family.
Do you have any dreams or goals?
Yes. But some of those are more suited to a more intimate environment!
Who's your best buddy?
Not listing anyone here for two reasons. Don't want to offend anyone who thinks they should be on the list but aren't. Most of my IRL friends have drifted away over the years, so the list would be depressingly short.
What's your favorite dish?
I love Italian.
What's your favorite drink?
Chocolate milk is a huge personal weakness.
What's your favorite color?
If you had a super power, what would it be?
Probably flight, but impenetrable energy shield or shapeshifter would be cool too.
What's your favorite movie?
Tough one. For visuals and a good plot: Avatar I really like the Underworld series for the great traditional effects.
What's your least favorite food?
Super spicy anything.
What do you drive and what would you really like to drive?
Still driving my first ever car - 1991 Nissan 240 (yeah, I bought it new). I like sporty cars with a touch of luxury, so I really like newer Infinity sedans.
What is your most disliked bug?
What pet peeves do you dislike the most?
Unruly small children and parents who don't care. Ignorant people. Rude people who don't care about others.
What do you dislike in life?
Inequality - wealth, fairness, opportunity.
What do you love in life?
What I do for a living, even though I need to get more friends and a hobby.
Joined 4 March 2013