Today we’re joined by Rose. Rose is a young visual artist who does a lot of graphic design and fanart. She is also rather passionate about animation and hopes to do more with it in the future. As you’ll see in her interview, she has a wonderful eye for detail. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
I draw my own personal pieces in Graphics Designs, I draw Fanart, I plan to draw Commissions some time in the future, but out of all of this I prefer to animate anytime I can on a computer, because that’s my passion. Sadly, I don’t have much time to access animating programs, so for now that’s on the side until college.
What inspires you?
I love to draw, I’ve always loved to draw since 1st grade. I’m often found with a pencil in my hand and face focusing on my many sketchbooks. I love seeing my finished projects and having people ask questions about them. I strive to better my art the best I can without completely abandoning my own styles of drawing.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
Around the end of elementary school (4th-5th grade) is I started to get really passionate around animation and arts in general. I loved watching new animated T.V. shows and watching people draw, paint, and colour. I started thinking, “Hey, if they can do it, why don’t I try?” And I’ve been drawing ever since then. Animation as a major in college after High School has been my main focus since 9th Grade.
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?
I like to sign my preferred name of ‘Rose’ in my art in cursive sometimes so nobody steals it.
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
Don’t let people tell you it’s not promising as a career or discourage you from drawing. Be who you want to be as an artist and ignore the hateful things some might say about your art… but be sure to know Constructive Criticism from Sly Hate. Otherwise you’ll never know how to improve your skills or, worse, might try to fit an artwork to every hater’s opinions. But most of all, be happy with every piece of art work you have and keep it for your future self to compare with your future artwork and see how well you’ve improved.
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
I identify as Homo-Demisexual specifically.
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
Often people try to say ‘so you’re a plant???’ but I that—at least where I live— it’s just a lack of education on what it can mean besides a scientific term for plant reproduction.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
I found it very difficult to narrow it down to one thing, but I did manage to get it down to two. I hope you don’t mind.
1.) I’ve heard some people say people on the Asexual Spectrum don’t exist and it’s just a lack of sex drive or that they just haven’t met the right person.
2.) However, I’ve also seen lots of people saying that because a person is on the Asexual Spectrum, they can’t have ever had or have sex or be in love at all. This one irks me the most
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
Come out when you feel it is right, not because people are pressuring you or asking you about it. Your safety and comfort on the topic are more important than getting it out there in the world. And don’t worry if you feel your orientation changes over time: that’s okay and it happens. Nobody should hate you for it or change you for it (though sometimes people haven’t gotten that memo). And lastly, be happy with who you are in the Spectrum.
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
For right now, people can find out more about my work at stupidpersonbabe.tumblr.com and searching the hashtags “my art“ or “my artwork“ (more recent tag) on my blog. Some of it might not be tagged though, which I’ll fix (hopefully) when my computer gets back fixed.
However, sometime between this summer (2016) and when I plan to go to college (Fall 2017) I plan to move posting my art and reposting old art to a new blog to clear up all the clutter on my dash and personal blog when I post art.
Thank you, Rose, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.