Today we’re joined by Cin. Cin is a wonderful young artist who hasn’t met a medium they didn’t like. They do a lot of visual art and writing, but they’re also quite interested in music and dance. They demonstrate a wonderful passion and enthusiasm for art, as you’ll soon read. This is definitely an artist with a bright future. My thanks to them for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
I’ve really just been intensively drawing since about April. I’ve been doodling for a very, very long time though. I mostly draw fanart, from Steven Universe and Homestuck. I have many OCs that I continue editing and creating. I occasionally draw real people too, like this drawing of Thomas Sanders (at thatsthat24 ) I recently did.
I write and I’ve been writing for about 3 years, and surprisingly, I’ve stuck with one story and it’s about 100 pages long by now. It’s called The Portal Guards.
I also dance, sing, and act, all three of which have been for 9+ years. I take dance classes and voice lessons too. (Tap, jazz, ballet, and lyrical, and I’m an alto/mezzo-soprano)
Finally, I play both the viola and piano. I’m a novice piano player, having started a month or so ago, and I’ve been playing viola for 4 years. I recently started writing sheet music for strings too.
What inspires you?
I guess, other artists, and my friends. If I find something interesting to myself, I research intensively then draw or write.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
Hmmm… I’ve really never thought about how I started… I mean, none of my art hobbies really had a backstory. I sorta just got interested…
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 mean my signature is pretty special, but I mean there’s not very much significance behind it…
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
I am an aspiring young artist! But if anything, be your own critic. Let others be critics. Don’t let people’s bad critics get in your head. I guess what I mean to say is, don’t compare your work to others.
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
Just ace! I guess I’m sex neutral hehe
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
Yeah, kinda, I mean, if you count me getting overly uncomfortable when some friends are making sex jokes and stuff ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
That an asexual has to be virgin. I mean, I am a virgin but gosh
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
Accept yourself as who you are. What other people say can’t and will not change you. I completely know the utter feeling of dejection, and I just had to take it as it was and roll.
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
Thank you, Cin, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.