Today we’re joined by Hollie. Hollie is a wonderfully talented hobbyist who draws a lot of animals and cartoons. The images she produces are quite colorful and have a sense of whimsy about them. She obviously really enjoys drawing, judging from the images. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
Well, I have been a hobbyist for years and it has really been down to an enjoyment thing with gradual improvements. I prefer to stay along the lines of animals rather than humans and I find pleasure in a cartoonish style rather than realism!
What inspires you?
So many things do! Mostly, it’s artists on Tumblr or a really cute style I’d like to pick up, but most of the time it’s my interest in improving.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
I only really started to pick up my art last year because I found extreme interest in making my own world with my own characters and etc. What got me interested? I’d have to the idea of being able to create whatever I liked!
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?
Uhh… Most of the time I personally sign my work but most of the time I forget or I’m super lazy baaha
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
If what you’re doing isn’t working, change it up! Work in another area, try different styles!
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
I identify as an Asexual, questioning Biromantic
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
Well, the topic of asexuality doesn’t really come up in the hobbyist side of work.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
Either that we don’t exist or that we’re broken.
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
If you’re struggling, my ask box on Tumblr is always open for you babes!
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
Thank you, Hollie, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.