Interview: Alice Chrosny

Today we’re joined by Alice Chrosny. Alice is a phenomenal visual artist who specializes in animation and character art. She enjoys drawing fantasy creatures and mythical monsters. Her work is extraordinary, showing an incredible eye for detail and color. It’s clear she’s a remarkably talented artist with a passion for creating, as you’ll soon see. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.

WORK

Please, tell us about
your art.

I’m a 2D digital animator and character artist that loves
drawing cute, friendly content from fluffy fantasy animals to mythical monsters.

What inspires you?

Animation! From television to movies, I was always amazed at
how fun and alive drawn cartoons could be. They completely captured my heart at
a young age and I knew I wanted to work with cartoons. For more inspiration, my
friends and a bunch of webcomic artists I follow inspire me to keep going with
my art and stay motivated.

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

Watching Dexter’s Lab
and PowerPuff Girls as a kid and all
sorts of cartoons in general on Cartoon Network along with Disney movies, Looney Tunes, etc. Ever since I was old
enough to hold a pencil, I’ve wanted to work in the art field in some way,
primarily in animation.

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 always write my signature with a dash and a tiny heart. I
always try to put or sneak hearts in my illustrations when I can.

What advice would you
give young aspiring artists?

If you’re passionate about art and want to continue
creating, don’t give up.

Everyone learns and grows at a different pace and we’re all
walking our own different path. Life’s not a race and I know it’s hard not to
compare yourself to others, but you have to remember how far you’ve come. Draw
what you want for yourself, challenge yourself, take care of yourself, and be
kind to others and yourself.

You got this!

ASEXUALITY

Where on the spectrum
do you identify?

I identify as a Romantic Ace

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

When I’ve had to explain to people, they don’t always get it
or just assume I’m just a “late bloomer” or know me better than I do. However,
I’ve never personally faced any ace prejudice in my field, so I consider myself
very fortunate.

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

That aces don’t want to have relationships or be married. It’s
pretty easy for asexuals to be confused or automatically assumed to be
aromantic, too, but that’s not the case for everyone. Some aces want to have
relationships and some don’t and that’s fine. Romantic love isn’t greater than
platonic love. Love is important and comes in many different ways and forms
that we give and receive.

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

You’re not broken and you’re not alone. You can’t let others
define and label who you are. You only know what makes you comfortable or not.
If a label or identity feels right for you, then awesome, but don’t worry if
you’re not sure. Everything’s on a spectrum, not everything fits neatly into
place and that’s OK. You’re gonna be OK. Keep going!

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

You can find my work at my website: http://alicechrosny.com/

And follow me on social media!

https://twitter.com/alicechrosnyart
https://www.instagram.com/alicechrosnyart/
http://alicechrosnyart.tumblr.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/AliceApproved/featured

Thank you so much and I hope you have a Sunny Day!

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