Today we’re joined by Meg. Meg is a phenomenal visual artist who specializes in photo manipulation and book cover design. Her work is gorgeous, showing a keen eye for detail and a vivid imagination. It’s clear she’s an artist who loves what she does, 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 mostly do digital art with the program Photoshop CC. The majority of things that I make fall under the categories of photomanipulation and book cover design. I’ve been practicing doing digital art for five years now and I hope to continue in the future.
What inspires you?
Anything and everything. Sometimes I’ll be out walking on the street with my family and I’ll stop to take a picture of a design that I particularly like. They will confirm this.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
When I was younger, I wanted to be the type of artist who did paintings and the like. Does that count? Of course, I realized I couldn’t draw for shit, so, you know, digital art. But yeah, I’ve always kind of wanted to do some kind of art.
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 wish. I will say that the majority of my work includes the color blue as it has been a long time favorite of mine.
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
As Dory says, ‘Just keep swimming.’ Don’t give up just because you see someone that you think is way better than you, or because you think that you aren’t good enough. It may sound cliché, but nobody starts off any art as Michelangelo. On that note, try not to be too harsh on your own work, something I’m frequently guilty of myself. Whoops.
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
So, so, so asexual.
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
Actually, I have not experienced a lot of prejudice in my field, and I’m very thankful for that.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
That asexuals don’t have dirty minds. Oh my god, so not true. Speaking from personal experience.
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
It’s not ‘weird’ or ‘strange’ to be asexual. It is what it is.
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
I actually have a website! (Finally): pantographics.wixsite.com/pantographicdesigns
And an Instagram: at pantographics.
Thank you, Meg, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.