Interview: Xavier

Today we’re joined by Xavier. Xavier is a wonderful visual artist who specializes in digital and pixel art. More inclined toward pixel art, Xavier draws inspiration from various sources. It’s clear he’s a passionate artist who enjoys creating, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to him for taking the time to participate in this interview.

WORK

Please, tell us about your art.

My work mainly consists of Pixel Art and occasional bursts of Digital Art, but it’s not known to others online too much

What inspires you?

The other people on social media, Anime and Cartoons I used to watch, Comic Books I’ve read in my lifespan

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

Ever since 4th grade, when I got into anime, I fell in love with the various styles, and wanted to draw like that, however I wasn’t doing it online until around 2016 when I was in 6th – 7th grade when I started posting my art to Google+

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 make a small XH in the corners of the illustration

What advice would you give young aspiring artists?

“Even though you may consider your art to be bad now, just keep trying, try to find any inspirations, and use that as, something to get better, and ask some people for tips, and maybe they’ll help you out, because in the long run, it’ll pay off”

ASEXUALITY

Where on the spectrum do you identify?

I identify as Asexual since I don’t have any feelings for any given gender

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

Since Asexuality is not having any attraction to any given, I tend to ignore a lot of people around me as if they were possibilities for relationships

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

I told people I was straight because I didn’t think that they would understand the whole concept of being asexual, however there are a few people that I share the same sexuality that are also asexual, so only a few people truly understand

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

“Don’t let anyone out there get to you about being asexual, you are yourself, and you don’t worry about the others because you’re not living their lives, and it’s not like they’re gonna do anything about it hurtfully if you don’t let it get to you”

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

Twitter – Check out Jay at AdudecalledJay
Tumblr – adudecalledjay.tumblr.com
Google Plus – Xavier Henry.

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

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