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Erin Tenelle
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How long have you been on DeviantArt?

9 years WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!? There was at least a 2-3 year gap at the beginning though where I didn’t really use dA at all…

What does your username "Overshadowed" mean?
Overshadowed is a reoccurring term/phrase from the PS2 game, Okage: Shadow King (Boku to Maoh). In case anyone thought I was trying to be deep or angsty at the time, no really it’s just me being a nerd.

Describe yourself in three words.
Short, uh...... daydreamer, noisy (as in I'm almost constantly making noise, like talking to myself or singing or even making sound effects while I work).

Are you left or right handed?
Right handed.

What was your first deviation?
I definitely would have deleted those, but according to dA it’s my 2009 voice acting demo reel that I’m not even going to link because HNNNGH.

What is your favorite type of art to create?
Well my preferred media is pencil sketches, but I do enjoy scanning and line arting (if I ever have the time anymore). I’m awful at colouring but when I do get around to finishing a picture it makes me happy… QuQ

Also I love doing my Visual Novel/Animatic comic panel OCT entries, even though they’re so time consuming and do require sacrificing a percentage of my soul every time…

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

What was your first favourite?

JJV P101 by ThornB123
A flash series by an artist that actually started my amateur ‘voice acting career’; if you could even call it that.

What type of art do you tend to favorite the most?
I actually don’t favourite a whole lot… sometimes art that involves me OCs so I can go and appreciate it later (that sounds so shallow, omg). I prefer to leave comments because I feel it means more and leaves a bigger impact for the artists.

Who is your all-time favorite deviant artist?
…… uh. Oh god, hnngh QAQ; I don’t really have a favourite, but I can say for sure the artists I follow (oddly enough, not very many??) are people who are friends I’ve made over the years! They’re all super talented and I’m so fortunate to have met them all, whether through dA OCTs or outside of dA. But I’m not going to link anyone’s dA account, I don’t think. It would take too long and I don’t want to single anyone/leave anyone out by accident.

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
I’m so lucky I’ve had a chance to meet many of my dA friends, Kitsaku, Aanzhen, Artic-Blue, Fox7XD (who I actually haven't met WHILE I type this but... GUESS WHO I AM MEETING IN A FEW WEEKS WHILE MY FAMILY IS AT ORLANDO, FLORIDA!!?), GrimmFirefly, Jaunty-Hat, MaeofClovers, @ LulzyRobot, Majinboo0111, Lanmana, Miropepo, Nexis89, NoxidAssylem, Redztheartist, RynnLight (the only person on this list I didn't MEET on dA but hello~) , SonicHearts, Teloka, TheLivingImpaired, ThornB123, Zeurel, & Zyggy567!
(...omg so many people QAQ !! )

There are a few who have left dA as well but... hm.

But! But! I still need to meet VikingMera, AkitheFrivolicious, ashestoApples, rubymight (Girl I will hunt you down if I have to), DarkKitsunegirl & Fluna (which may be a thing next year so I have to figure something out, like moving out so I can keep them with me and save hotel fees or whatever, ack), Del-Borovic and Miss Lindsey would be lovely, HHHHH QAQ I'm such a creepy little Canadian fangirl of these two lovely ladies, I admit I would like to meet IanKid & his brother someday, we used to skype and play games together all the time, I miss them... irish-hugz so I can bask in all her glory, Kilo-Monster I've actually had the opportunity to spend time with before and she was so lovely, it would be awesome to see her again, Koivo I almost had a chance to meet but we were unable to make plans while in the same city SO I MISSED OUT FFFF, NightMargin because I know back during The Games OCT and Law of Talos we and a bunch of us would joke about me going to one of their tea parties BUT I TOOK THAT SERIOUSLY AND- *rambles*, oh gosh am I still going? I know I'm going to miss people but... RedFishing, definetly, IF I COULD KIDNAP YOU AND MISS AKI AT THE SAME TIME IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL! You should be closer to the top but i started going alphabetically saldkhasldha, ShadowFang777 and Miss Yami and Kit and Miss Tomo, who i can't find on my list, I am so confused WHERE ARE YOU PEOPLE!

Also Unknown-person but *cough*

Going to stop there because this is way too long holy crap.

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

*horrified expression* ...this... is going to be way too long. Let's try to start in order, I suppose...

Tinker-Jet who is the person who first ever voice acted for my High School projects. When she discovered I wanted to get into voice acting, she kidnapped me (both irl and online) to join her and her friends for script readings, even found me a role in the Flash series I really enjoyed. I don't think I ever took the moment for thanking her, to be honest I never would have found the courage to pursue voice acting, even if it is online as a hobby, and I never would have found my way into OCTs and met all the lovely people that I have. So, to Mary, thank you for everything and helping me find the courage to belt out my voice and do what I do!

IanKid I had no idea you would have been so interested to be my friend and ALSO help me with voice acting when I was doing my High School projects. You introduced me to so many amazing people, which in turn brought me to meet Unknown-Person... who I still can't believe actually wanted me to voice act for their work, holy cow, unbelievable. You also introduced me to Mabinogi, an MMO I spent god knows how many years (and how much money, ack) playing... which brought me to meet even more amazing people.

Kitsaku You. You, you, you. You are the Steffi to my Benzene (voice acting yaaay~), my Guild Leader, my sister, and quite frankly my (un-romantically) soul mate. You are the first (and only 'til the day I die) person I've ever shared my embarrassing 10-year old self-inserts with. Honestly, you were visiting my province and booked a freaking hotel room with 2 beds for a night JUST so you could ensure we could spend some time hanging out. THERE WAS A SLIM CHANCE WE COULD SPEND NOT EVEN 24 HOURS TOGETHER LAST YEAR AND YOU BOOKED A HOTEL ROOM SO WE COULD PULL IT OFF! Are you insane?!? (Yes, you are.) To the person who I will 'Haau' and 'Desu' at for hours, Miss Tag, I seriously love you! Thanks for putting up with me, ahaha~

Majinboo0111 First of which I hate you for bringing me back into League of Legends. (What a good start, ahaha.) I be honest, while I enjoyed voice acting, I didn't really push myself to improve until I met you way back when. You've voice acting in so many of my projects and encouraged me to voice act in yours, which I always regret that I never have time for (or do really poorly on). While I was struggling to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, while the idea of going into Culinary was there, I didn't take it too seriously until you pushed the idea on me that one faithful walk from the grocery store in RIDICULOUSLY HOT LAS VEGAS WEATHER- oh yes, I remember. You and your damn palm trees. Anyways... who knows how long I would have been in limbo for, heck, I could still be! That's a horrifying thought, ahaha. Also screw League of Legends, but Kogmaw is still the best.

DarkKitsunegirl Why haven't I met you yet, seriously. I remember that we met over fangirling about... someone *cough* and instantly we added one another on MSN and the rest is history. Literally history, we've known each other so long WHY HAVEN'T WE MET YET-- You've shown so much interest in my characters and felt comfortable enough to share your own with me, as an artist it's helped build my confidence and my flame to create things has yet to burn out. I miss hearing about your days at work and the weird customers you would get some days... and to this day you're still the only friend I can think of who would say; "Brb, need to check on the Horses" and I wouldn't even blink. PS: I shall cherish the physical copy of your comic (and the request drawing of our scarecrows) forever!

VikingMera Why is Swedish chocolate so good?!? Gah. Never stop telling me about your funny cooking adventures, please. They're always so cute! I have so many fond memories of you, hopefully once my work isn't so busy I can catch you at a decent hour so we can chat! It was so strange that after not talking for a long time, we called one another up on Skype and spoke as if the last time we spoke was only yesterday...! That meant so much to me that there wasn't even the slightest flicker of awkwardness!! You are such a sweet and caring person (to the point it's almost frightening, ahaha!) and have done so much to defend me when times were tough... I could never describe how much that meant. <3 *cue Sammy noise in the background*

Fluna Soon. Soon we shall meet and go on adventures and eat many delicious things, then you can correct me on my poor English even though it's my ONLY language...! It will be magical! You have shown my work so much support over the years, I don't know why (I look at my work and 'ugh' XD) but honestly your words are so encouraging that I could push myself to produce some of my best work! You're such a sweet person, and heaven knows how much art I have saved on my external harddrive of silliness you've drawn for me back in the days of MSN drawing... IMs, or whatever they were called. Sammy loves you!


How much more do I have to do, gosh.

What are your preferred tools to create art?
Thank heavens, something I can answer that's SHORT. Definitely pencil and paper, but I enjoy using both Paint tool Sai and Photoshop for any finishing touches.

I use flash as well but everyone knows that Flash and I are not friends.

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? I don't know if I have an answer for that one?
Usually for OCTs I'll spend 3+ hours a day at a Coffee shop to eliminate the amount of distractions... but for inspirational, honestly just going for walks with my music does the trick.

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
...I... don't know? XD Probably something OCT related, I just wouldn't know what though.

*scrolls up, looks at everything* YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAH I'VE BEEN AT THIS FOR LIKE, AN HOUR, I want to add so many people to my inspiration portion but honestly my back is starting to hurt from sitting in front of my computer (since I don't really do that anymore) and it's so LONG, I'm going to stop here. QnQ So many people I want to add... so many people... Just know that, Miss AkitheFrivolicious and Miss RedFishing would have been up there for sure. *shot*

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hazard100 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I am starting up an oct, maybe you can join it.
hazard100 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I am starting up an oct, maybe you can join it.
ProfMadness Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:´(      This is the first time i absolutly diagree with the judges. Except for the point that scarcrow itself has to less characterdevelopment,  i totally disagree with their negative points.  Every other thing like acommodate other plots and having thousands of plots on the going  are definetly positiv points to me!    I was sure you and zeurel will meet in the final  :´(  
Although  i love them as well i think that you deserved to win, not lias and Rani  .
But i will watch you to keep track of what great things you will accomplish i the future.
Oriannis Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I completely agree with Prof, I was rooting for you during round 3 and I thought you should have won. Scarecrow would have been a great negotiator.
silhouette345 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
I swear I've gone to hit the watch button three times now, must've been mesmerized by your entries and forgotten to hit the button! Your stuff is wonderful! You draw everyone so adorable and the voice actors you use are so full of life, makes everything you submit a pleasure.

Keep on keeping on and good luck!
Overshadowed Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist
QuQ omigosh, thank you so much!
AkitheFrivolicious Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Overshadowed Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist
brainspewage Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hey by any chance have you visited York university?
Overshadowed Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist

I was actually!! Oh my goodness, I caught a view stares at people today, I figured it was either my hat or the Scarecrow plushie... But I kept laughing in my head thinking what would happen if someone from dA recognised me!! What are the odds!!?
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