Interview: Xavier

Today we’re joined by Xavier. Xavier is a wonderful visual artist who specializes in digital and pixel art. More inclined toward pixel art, Xavier draws inspiration from various sources. It’s clear he’s a passionate artist who enjoys creating, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to him for taking the time to participate in this interview.

WORK

Please, tell us about
your art.

My work mainly consists of Pixel Art and occasional bursts
of Digital Art, but it’s not known to others online too much

What inspires you?

The other people on social media, Anime and Cartoons I used
to watch, Comic Books I’ve read in my lifespan

What got you
interested in your field?  Have you
always wanted to be an artist?

Ever since 4th grade, when I got into anime, I fell in love
with the various styles, and wanted to draw like that, however I wasn’t doing
it online until around 2016 when I was in 6th – 7th grade when I started
posting my art to Google+

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 make a small XH in the corners of the illustration

What advice would you
give young aspiring artists?

“Even though you may consider your art to be bad now, just
keep trying, try to find any inspirations, and use that as, something to get
better, and ask some people for tips, and maybe they’ll help you out, because
in the long run, it’ll pay off”

ASEXUALITY

Where on the spectrum
do you identify?

I identify as Asexual since I don’t have any feelings for
any given gender

Have you encountered
any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

Since Asexuality is not having any attraction to any given,
I tend to ignore a lot of people around me as if they were possibilities for
relationships

What’s the most
common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

I told people I was straight because I didn’t think that
they would understand the whole concept of being asexual, however there are a
few people that I share the same sexuality that are also asexual, so only a few
people truly understand

What advice would you
give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their
orientation?

“Don’t let anyone out there get to you about being asexual,
you are yourself, and you don’t worry about the others because you’re not
living their lives, and it’s not like they’re gonna do anything about it
hurtfully if you don’t let it get to you”

Finally, where can
people find out more about your work?

Twitter – Check out Jay at AdudecalledJay
Tumblr – adudecalledjay.tumblr.com
Google Plus – Xavier
Henry
.

Thank you, Xavier, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.