Today we’re joined by Epril SiDragon (who also goes by Eppy). Epril is a very versatile and talented artist who works in a number of mediums. She does a lot of visual art, but also writes and composes. Her pictures demonstrate a very unique eye, as you’ll soon see. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
I draw, write, and compose, and sometimes paint, make digital art, and photograph.
What inspires you?
Music and stories inspire me, giving me characters and events, plots and words to give a picture.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
I’m not sure where I started, I’ve been creating art most of my life. I’ve been drawing since forever, writing since 2nd grade, and composing since 1st.
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?
The only thing i can think of is how i tend to include text in my art, whether it be lyrics or my own quote, used as a caption or background.
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
Don’t give up on your dream, and don’t let anyone tell you its unrealistic. Use other’s art as a motivator, and draw every day, whether it be a few lines or a complete piece.
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
Asexual, though I am still slightly questioning.
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
I haven’t met any, other than people taking my anatomy studies sexually.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
They think I’m a plant. Every time.
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
Don’t feel pressured to have to decide on something solid now. Sexuality is fluid, and it’s OK if your feelings change, or if you don’t know your feelings.
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
My art blog is eprilsart.tumblr.com, my deviantART is Epril-SiDragon, my Wattpad is RitualofDeadDragon, and I also have a separate blog which is eprilsidragon.weebly.com. My YouTube is Epril SiDragøn.
Thank you, Epril, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.