Today we’re joined by Cinensis. Cinensis is an incredibly enthusiastic and talented visual artist. She works in both digital and traditional mediums. Cinensis obviously loves her art and it shows in her work. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
I like to work with pretty much anything and everything. One day it’s going to be markers and ink while another is going to be mostly digital illustrations. I like to experiment with the media used though I have a strong attachment to traditional pen drawing. I am what you could call a “Fan artist” I like to use characters, cultural references/social problematics or anything that people can easily relate with to create my illustrations. I especially love strong symbolisms and try very hard to include it as much as possible in my artworks.
What inspires you?
Emotions. They can be either negative or positive, as long as a feeling is shown. I love the wide array of choice there is to find in that field.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
Ever since I was very young, I always had an interest in Arts. I have my first Art professor to thanks for that , she encouraged me a lot and gave me the motivation needed for the years to come!
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 have a strong attachment to Wings , so you can find them often in my artworks, teehee!
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
I don’t think it will differ much from what anyone else has already said, though it’s important to remember that being envious is a normal feeling when it comes to the art field. You shouldn’t feel bad for being envious, as long as you use that feeling to get the motivation into getting better. Giving up is the only true failure, anything else is only temporary and makes you grow as an individual/artist.
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
100% Original flavour Asexual Panromantic.
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
High school was a fest of those. People actually made “bets” with guys to ask me out and whatnot because they couldn’t understand my lack of interest in that sphere of life. It was a very humiliating experience, but it also thought me much on what to do in such situation and help others fighting similar things.
Being confident is the key, when people see your conviction and how strongly you fight for it, they usually back away. They may not agree , but they also won’t argue against it.
There was also relationships that ended because of the typical “ You don’t love me if you refuse to have sex, it’s been long enough.” situation. They hurt and leave emotional scars, but they also shape you to be a stronger individual that won’t tolerate that kind of negativity and intolerance.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
“You are Asexual? That means you can’t love anyone?”
People seem to confuse Asexuality with Aromanticity. …
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
Never listen to anyone telling you that ”You just haven’t met the right person yet” or anything else of the sort. It’s such a toxic mindset that is only applied to empower the one telling it. You are not broken. That’s the most important thing to remember, Your orientation is valid and doesn’t make you any less of a human being.
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
Thank you, Cinensis, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.