Today, we’re joined by Emma M. Emma is a visual digital artist from Finland. Her work is so beautiful and the fox-like creatures are totally adorable (go on her deviantART page and I guarantee you go “Awww” at least once). My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
I mainly work with digital visuals, but I also like to doodle and work with traditional art supplies. My drawings mainly lean heavily to fantasy, as I prefer to bring up something new that nobody else has seen before in reality.
What inspires you?
Music as the heaviest inspiration. But also my friends, their original characters and stories, plus a lot more. Sometimes I might just get an image into my head all of a sudden too.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
I got interested in colors and the usage of them around kindergarten by one of the care ladies. I didn’t especially want to be an artist as a “professional” artist, but nowadays it’s one of my main goals.
Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in our work that you’d be willing to reveal?
I’m afraid not.
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
Using references is not bad, as long as it’s not copying.
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
I have. I usually simply ignore it as I know they are wrong.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
Both that it equals bisexuality, and that people think it means “analsexual”
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
Everybody that looks down at your sexuality is wrong. The majority cannot affect you and your own sentiment of yourself.
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
Thank you, Emma, for participating in this interview and project. It’s very much appreciated.