Today we’re joined by Alice Chrosny. Alice is a phenomenal visual artist who specializes in animation and character art. She enjoys drawing fantasy creatures and mythical monsters. Her work is extraordinary, showing an incredible eye for detail and color. It’s clear she’s a remarkably talented artist with a passion for creating, 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’m a 2D digital animator and character artist that loves drawing cute, friendly content from fluffy fantasy animals to mythical monsters.
What inspires you?
Animation! From television to movies, I was always amazed at how fun and alive drawn cartoons could be. They completely captured my heart at a young age and I knew I wanted to work with cartoons. For more inspiration, my friends and a bunch of webcomic artists I follow inspire me to keep going with my art and stay motivated.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
Watching Dexter’s Lab and PowerPuff Girls as a kid and all sorts of cartoons in general on Cartoon Network along with Disney movies, Looney Tunes, etc. Ever since I was old enough to hold a pencil, I’ve wanted to work in the art field in some way, primarily in animation.
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 always write my signature with a dash and a tiny heart. I always try to put or sneak hearts in my illustrations when I can.
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
If you’re passionate about art and want to continue creating, don’t give up.
Everyone learns and grows at a different pace and we’re all walking our own different path. Life’s not a race and I know it’s hard not to compare yourself to others, but you have to remember how far you’ve come. Draw what you want for yourself, challenge yourself, take care of yourself, and be kind to others and yourself.
You got this!
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
I identify as a Romantic Ace
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
When I’ve had to explain to people, they don’t always get it or just assume I’m just a “late bloomer” or know me better than I do. However, I’ve never personally faced any ace prejudice in my field, so I consider myself very fortunate.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
That aces don’t want to have relationships or be married. It’s pretty easy for asexuals to be confused or automatically assumed to be aromantic, too, but that’s not the case for everyone. Some aces want to have relationships and some don’t and that’s fine. Romantic love isn’t greater than platonic love. Love is important and comes in many different ways and forms that we give and receive.
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
You’re not broken and you’re not alone. You can’t let others define and label who you are. You only know what makes you comfortable or not. If a label or identity feels right for you, then awesome, but don’t worry if you’re not sure. Everything’s on a spectrum, not everything fits neatly into place and that’s OK. You’re gonna be OK. Keep going!
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
You can find my work at my website: http://alicechrosny.com/
And follow me on social media!
Thank you so much and I hope you have a Sunny Day!
Thank you, Alice, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.