Today we’re joined by Lisbeth. Lisbeth is a phenomenal visual artist who recently got into digital mediums. She loves drawing and does a mix of original and fanart. Lisbeth is currently working on a visual novel and plans to major in visual art. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
I have been drawing for almost 10 years now and I started drawing traditionally till 2013 when I got my first tablet. I do original work but I mostly draw fanart. I am in the process of finishing a visual novel called Thin Air. I prefer using my tablet on Sai. I hope to start doing online commissions soon but as of now I’m working to improve myself as I begin college with a visual arts major!
What inspires you?
A lot to be honest. Some of my main inspirations come from my favorite movies and games like, The Legend of Zelda, or anything from Hayao Miazaki. People that use a lot of color are usually my favorite. I admire a lot of people and their work which drove to create my own things.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
Well I noticed that every time I watched a new movie, or show, or found a new game I liked I always wanted to see the art progression of that said thing I was currently into. So I would always look up the concept art for games and shows, and that got me creating my own stories and wanting to be a concept artist for Dreamworks or Lakia.
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 usually forget to sign my name a lot so if I do it’s just my name and date.
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
I know it seems like you’re not improving at first But trust me you really are. Just keep working on your art whenever you can, whether it be drawing, knitting, pottery just keep practising and you’ll see the results you want. If you need a break take it you’ll never get anything done being discouraged and frustrated. Just try to have fun with your art!
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
I identify as an aromantic asexual.
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
The only prejudice I’ve seen is actually on Tumblr with the whole ace discourse. I have very supportive friends and family. So I don’t really deal with anything.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
I think that we’re basically straight?? There’s such a wide spectrum to sexuality itself so it just doesn’t make sense to me. I’ve heard people say I can’t have a relationship because I’m asexual also. I know I myself can’t but that doesn’t apply to every asexual on earth. Most of the misconception I’ve heard is all generalizations of the whole community and the not understanding of what asexuality means in the first place.
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
Noticing you’re asexual is super-duper hard especially with the world we live in. If you think you’re asexual or you are, it’s gonna be fine. Accepting it is the hardest part but once you do it feels great knowing who you are and that you love it. There’s nothing wrong with you and you are not weird or broken in any way.
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
At my Tumblr blog nobodytheelf :3
Thank you, Lisbeth, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.