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Lance Thackeray
Artist | Professional | Design & Interfaces
United Kingdom
Born/living in Beverley, East Yorkshire, England, spending each day plonked in front of my computer trying to make sense of both the world and myself. Wild imagination, past experiences, mild autism, and a sometimes skewed perspective of my surroundings, all swirl together and fuel what I might consider to be creative energy. I do graphics and music and shit. ♥

1: How long have you been on DeviantArt?
8 years as an artist, 10+ as a general fan.

2: What does your username mean?
As of two days ago, it was Pureav. I finally decided to capitalize the AV as the true meaning is Pure Audio Visual.

3: Describe yourself in three words.
Anal-retentive, Nocturnal, A[u/r]tistic.

4: Are you left or right handed?
Right. I handle food with my left, probably because I wipe with my right. Plus, you never know when you'll need to suddenly use a mouse. This isn't OCD! It's common sense!

5: What was your first deviation?
Pure - Actuation by PureAV...holy smeg I haven't looked at this for bloody years. Very memories :')

6: What is your favourite type of art to create?
Graphic User M'fckn Interface. GUMFI.

7: If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Perhaps not so much art as a skill, but I'd love to be a pro with electronics. Being able to translate my GUIs to physical UIs and create some badass audio units would be quite wicked. I'd also love to be a beast of a wood craftsman. I have a very soft and very moist spot for chess sets, and I'd love to be able to spend months at a time designing/creating/selling my own sets.

8: What was your first favourite?
Virtual Mindlide Technologies by jimmybjorkman I swear to godly science, this will never look outdated.

9: What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Looking through my favs for an answer...I can't really find one. I love so much stuff. I'm generally a huge fan of detail, but also very much execution. I fav a lot surreal art too...I enjoy a visually provocative piece.

10: Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
:iconalltelleringet: Erik Johansson recently made his rounds across facebook which was good to see, but I've been a long time fan of his and I admire not only his work and his simply fantastic ideas, but also his online persona (I don't know him personally). Always asking for and appreciative of feedback. I aspire to be a little bit more like Erik each day. I fail so hard.

11: If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
One? Srsly? Feck that. In no specific order:
:iconenzudes1gn: to personally shake his hand in thanks for years of kind words and support...and to perv at his sick workspace.
:icontimsilva: for what he's accomplished in bringing freestyle GUI to the public with his Encide collaborations, and also to get nerdy talking about my old passion of street magic. He's an all round bau5.
:iconmyrule: because after years of befriending him on the book of faces and seeing what he gets up to, he seems like a bloody cool guy to hang out with.
:iconchristiankarling: because of the reasons directly above, and also because of our lasting friendship and many, many inside jokes.
:iconrgc3: who is a dear close friend of mine and hopefully a meet up shouldn't be far away. He's a very humble and very badass wordsmith and musician. It almost saddens me to view his page long since the last submission. If only you knew what he was capable of. One day you will. You will, and he'll leave a lovely stain on your existence.

12: How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
Okay so one more time, this guy :iconrgc3: Since meeting Robert Meril back on InterfaceUniversity, he has truly become one of my closest friends. We challenge each other, we create together, we write music together, design together, play chess together, and bullshit hours on end about the endless beauty of the world and that within it together. Albeit not a pure DeviantArt connection, it's played it's role in our bond. He's impacted my life probably more than he'd ever admit to.

13: What are your preferred tools to create art?
I'm 100% digital. My computer and Adobe suite is my life. Sign me right up for the Just Like Everybody Else Club.

14: What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
I honestly don't think I've found it yet. I tire easily of my surroundings, reshuffling my room layout regularly to prevent my senses becoming stale. The beauty of this career is I can work anywhere in the world with a power socket. I may find that perfect place, I may not. Maybe I don't want to. There's always somewhere to inspire you differently than anywhere you've ever been before.

15: What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
For those who know me, this is perhaps obvious. The contest I won to design for and meet deadmau5 was a milestone in my life. I owe so much of the success of the competition to DeviantArt and my followers who took their time to support and cast a vote. The opportunities thereafter began to ripple into the following years and have lead me to exactly the position I wanted to be in via my music, but via my art instead. It proved if nothing else that there's always an alternate and often unexpected route to the same destination.

Feel free to ask further questions. This was actually rather fun. =]

- Lance
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Bababoule Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Hi Lance, I love your stuffs.

Do you think that Ableton is skinnable? I mean in a better way.
Like the skins for reaper :…

Cheers from France
XtReMeC49 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
hey im the guy stuck with the sylenth1 skin
PureAV Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Yo. I've updated instructions for use with the update of Resource Hacker 4.1.22 (not 4.0) so grab that first. Have a good read through everything again and start over. Lemme know how that goes. Remember to not have Sylenth running already else you can't save the file.
lsc9x Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I hid my last comment for reasons discussed.
SAN666 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
SimonBarja Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Hi Lance. I wanted to ask if you had XDJ III version available for Xion????
Chrispynutt Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I'd rather have a Pureav design, than Material Design. This is the truth.

Hope all is well.
SimonBarja Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Hi Lance. I wanted to ask if you had XDJ III version available for Xion lol because I've been following the post on the official website of Xion long time and I love your new creation for Xion. For me the best. I appreciate you proporcionases the skin when finished. Hopefully soon because it's spectacular. Thanks :) Happy
PureAV Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Hey man. It's very close to being done, but I have other priorities at the moment. It's not too far away, though...keep a look out!
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