Today we’re joined on Neas Ramius. Neas is a jack of all trades and does a bit of everything. They’re very enthusiastic about their art and it shows in their interview. My thanks to them for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
I would have to say I’m a jack of all trades when it comes to my art. I like to draw and paint, I bake and decorate cakes, I sing, I play the keyboard, I cosplay, I like photography, and I like to do sculptures.
What inspires you?
Different people and events have inspired me with my art. My mom with the cake decorating, Howard Ashman & Alan Menken with my music, & a lot of different animators and comic artist like Glen Keene, & Charles Shultz just to name a few.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
Yes, growing up I always enjoyed singing and drawing. In fifth grade I moved to another school and they had a band program which got me into music (played the trumpet) When I got to high school I stuck with the band (was switched to the baritone), took chorus, and started to take some art classes. In college went and got a BA in art with a minor in music. I really wanted to be an animator working for Disney doing hand drawn work but that’s a dying art but it would be cool to someday do a larger hand drawn animated movie like the two I did in school. I also need to finish doing the illustrations for the baby zombie book I wrote called I Love My Daddy, He Taste Like Chicken. On the side I enjoy making cakes for family and friends and the cosplaying I enjoy doing at different cons that come to town or for Halloween and Mardi Gras.
Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in our work that you’d be willing to reveal?
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
To follow your dreams! Don’t let people tell you, you aren’t good enough to do something you really enjoy doing.
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
Gray biromantic asexual
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
That you don’t fit in or you are broken.
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
There are others out there like you. Find a meet up group, join Aven but in the end be who you are, enjoy who you are, & love yourself for who you are because there is no one like you.
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
I don’t have a website yet for any of it but if anyone is interested they can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, Neas, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.