What country do you live in, and if applicable, what state?
As many people may have guessed, I currently live in Boston, Massachusetts. I've lived here my whole life, and I love everything about the Bostonian life! Go sox! ;)
How do you choose what Miis you're going to make? Do you have a process?
Haha, for me, there are two different questions here. Creating a canvas mii is nothing like a human one. Though I'm quite proud of some of my real-person miis, I would consider myself primarily a canvas artist. When I'm making a canvas mii there is absolutely no routine at all. I'm kind of ashamed to admit that I often sit around with the wii on, letting the music play over and over in my head, wating for ideas. The repetitive tune is my inspiration of sorts.
When I create a mii of a specific human being, I actually spend a good amount of time on making sure I give them the right expression. Hopefully, I am familiar enough with the person to know a little about their facial features, but it's never enough just to jump right in. I'll sometimes find up to twenty pictures of them before I even turn on my wii. I start with google images, which has a wide variety, but doesn't always give me the kind of picture I want. Next, I'll check any personal websites that I am aware of (i.e. a team homepage if the person is a sports player), and then sometimes wikipedia if I really haven't found what I'm looking for. EVERY feature on the face must have a correspondent mii part, or the person is deemed un mii-able (slight exaggeration).
Which Mii do you feel is your best so far?
Thoughie. For a while, it was Dog Pooping, seeing as I crack up every time I look at it (again, slight exaggeration). But I'll have to go with Yin-Yang. Contradictorily to what I explained above, the idea came to me when my wii was far away from me. I was sitting at a table, doodling (as is common for me when I'm bored), and I started to draw all sorts of symbols. The yin-yang symbol is a favorite of mine, so I drew it all over my notepad. Then I noticed that the bottom curve could be a smiling mouth, and then the mii fell into place. I attempted a few different methods on the wii, but the final product was definitely the most satisfying. I also love my Wario mii, his manly mustache has might beyond that of other miis! :)
What one (and only one) Mii piece would you add to the Mii Channel if you could?
More mouths (and more colors). Probably the reason I don't make as many real-person miis as I could is because of frustration with the mouths that they provide. Are lips really that hard to make well? C'mon! I would also like to point out that I have red hair, and would like them to include some real red hair options!
Do you do any sort of art by trade? What other creative outlets do you pursue apart from the Mii Channel?
Does writing artistic poems count (not that I do that very often or anything...)? Haha, when I was younger, I always thought I'd be an artist. I drew cartoons all over the place, getting compliments from friends, teachers, adults, etc. Sadly, since my young childhood, I haven't pursued art as much as I had hoped to. Obviously, I still draw when I have nothing else to do, but it hasn't gone any further than that, and I don't expect it ever will. :(
Oh well... I guess it's "back to the drawing board"
What's your favorite experience with the Wii so far?
Mii Channel, definitely. I expected it would be just a lame character creator that Nintendo included to attract old people into buying their product, but it's been oh so much more! And I certainly wouldn't like it were it not for Miiplaza.net!
What game do you feel is missing from the Wii line-up most right now, given the Wii's unique control mechanic?
Umm... probably a good sword-swinging game. Hopefully it wouldn't be held back by a T rating like Red Steel was. A bloody, two-player sword clash with wiimotes would be oh so satisfying, wouldn't it? Yes. Yes, it would.
Any additional props, plugs or comments?
Yes. Thank you one and all! Thank you Miiplaza and Jose! Thank you friendly users! Thank you Nintendo! Thank you Mom and Dad! ;)
Seriously though, I am very grateful towards whoever voted for me to be profiled, and even more so towards the inspirational artists that we showcase here at Miiplaza.net.
You can find more of RedSoxFan's Miis on his user page.