Interview: Linsay Nichole

Today we’re joined by Linsay Nichole. Linsay is a wonderfully talented fanartist who enjoys drawing her own characters. She has a couple different styles she switches between. It’s obvious that she enjoys drawing quite a lot. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.

Warning: some NSFW language in the 5th question.

batty
Batty

WORK

Please, tell us about your art.

I mostly do fanart but I also do draw my own characters with my own style(s). I have two types. I have a cartoony style that I took a while to develop and another style that is more realistic.

What inspires you?

Honestly, what inspires me is seeing my old work and seeing how much I’ve improved since then. I also take inspiration from seeing what other people do.

What got you interested in your field?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

I’ve always loved art. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I’ve always needed something to do when my mind wandered.

Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

Truth be told, I do sometimes sign my work with an XM and sometimes I will include an off-off version of some of my favorite characters in my drawings or references to things.

What advice would you give young aspiring artists?

If you love drawing all the time, you’re doing it wrong. There will be days when you stare at a page for hours and not know what to do. Sometimes you’ll draw like ten things in five minutes. Don’t be ashamed of what you draw.  I have drawn penises in the same days I’ve drawn dragons. You will always feel like your drawings are never perfect. That’s normal.

first Garnet
First Garnet

ASEXUALITY

Where on the spectrum do you identify?

Ace-Aro.

Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

Yes. All the time actually. I bite my lip, roll my eyes and let it go.

What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

That once I find the right dick I’ll change my mind (actual thing that was said to me)

What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?

People will always say that one day you’ll change your mind and they’ll say they don’t understand it but refuse to listen to you when you try to explain. But that’s fine. You’re valid. You are always valid. No matter what they say.

Finally, where can people find out more about your work?

My Deviantart, Magmashift101.

I am the anime
I am the Anime

Thank you, Linsay, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.

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