Today we’re joined by Wolfie. Wolfie is a phenomenal makeup artist who uses makeup to create extraordinary looks. She has done a number of different things with makeup, from standard beauty to more fantasy and horror related looks. She has also done special FX makeup. Aside from makeup, Wolfie also dabbles in a couple other mediums as well. She’s a passionate and dedicated artist, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
One of the things I do is makeup and special FX. Be it beauty, fantasy or horror. I mostly do whatever has caught my fancy that day or week. I have done photoshoots, short films and even a wedding or two with my makeup.
Which plays into my other mediums, such as drawing and painting. I have a ton of sketch books filled with art, some I give away and the same with my paintings.
Along with costuming which has been trial and error. As for my leather working I am still a beginner, which I was learning from my aunt and now my dad. Also have been dabbling into jewelry making.
What inspires you?
When I was a kid, fantasy (books, art etc.) and music played in a big part in my creativity.
Along with a rich family heritage that led to being a Pagan Witch, lets me see the beauty in magic and life that goes into my art.
My Aunt also who is deceased now, was also a big inspiration to me.
Being a writer and creative person herself, part of the LGBTQ+ community and Pagan, she always encouraged me to not give up and to pursue what I love.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
Ever since I was little girl, I was always drawing and then moving onto other things as I got older. Heck, I even wanted to be a manga artist at some point!
As for my makeup and special FX, I give that one to my family. We have always been big on Halloween and doing creative costumes, which led to me eventually finding conventions in my late teens. It would also be my early 20’s to mid-20’s that I would go to makeup school for it.
Which I am always learning new and creative ways to improve.
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?
Mostly just my name and other account names I would hid in it, or just smack dab where you can see it.
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
Just go for it. Self-doubt will happen where you think you art, or you’re not good enough.
But it will be, maybe not in your eyes.
But others will love your art even if you think they don’t.
Never compare yourself to another, each of us is unique and different. We go at our own pace and our artistic journey happen sometimes now or a little bit later.
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
I am a proud Asexual Pan romantic 29 year old.
In my early 20’s I thought I was just Pansexual, but that didn’t seem right to me.
It wasn’t until my mid 20’s that talking with a friend, that they said “Uh Wolf, I think you may be Ace.”
So I looked it up and it started making more sense to me. While giving me a feeling of relief that I wasn’t “broken”.
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
Oh boy, in my makeup field I have, since it slipped out one time during class.
And mostly I just educated them, while being calm about it and maybe a ‘wee’ bit of Sass when they asked a personal/ignorant question. But mostly, I just refuse to apologize anymore for being who I am.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
“Well, how can you be in a relationship if you don’t have sex?” Is probably the most common thing I get.
Again I just calmly answers/educate, or (at times) Sass back with a witty clap back that makes them go “Oh! I see! Sorry about that.”
But it is also just standing my ground and not letting other tell me “oh but you just haven’t met-”
“Or have you seen a doctor?” etc.
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
It may seem you’re alone and others tell you that you are broken, but you are not.
Don’t let anyone tell you differently, this is your journey of discovery and your identity is real.
For your community sees you and you are loved, valid in your right to not be silenced or harmed as you keep learning who you are.
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
My Instagram which I welcome anyone to join me! wolfie_shieldmaidenswitch
Thank you, Wolfie, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.