Hey there! Got a question for me about me? Check out the FAQ below to see if I’ve answered it already! If you don’t see your question, please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a bit of fun, I recommend listening to the song ラ・ム・ネ (Ramune) by Snail’s House while you read! I’ve been told it sounds like me in the form of a song, and it also happens to be one of my favorite songs! 😃 [big smiley]
How do you pronounce your last name?
It’s pronounced like “Owen.” If you’d like to hear it pronounced, you can check out Forvo.
What kind of materials do you use in your work?
- Faber-Castell PITT Pens (Sizes XS/Extrafine Nib/0.1 mm and S/Superfine Nib/0.3 mm)
- Sakura Pigma Micron Pens (Size 005/0.20mm)
- Artist Grade colored pencils of various companies, usually bought at Blick
- Canson XL Mixed Media or Watercolor paper
- Strathmore paper
- Blick paper
Painting and Inking:
- Winsor & Newton Artist Grade watercolor tubes (Michaels often has 40-50% off coupons that I recommend using; there’s more color selection in store)
- Daler and Rowney FW Acrylic Inks
- Holbein Artist Grade watercolor tubes
- Sennelier L’Aquarelle Artist Grade watercolor tubes
- Holbein Acryla Artist Grade gouache tubes
- Holbein Artist Grade gouache tubes
- Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolor brushes
- Canson XL Watercolor paper
- Painter’s tape
- Masquepen masking fluid
What camera and related equipment do you use? What editing software do you use?
I use my Canon EOS 50D DSLR camera. I have two lenses that I use: one is a 60mm macro lens, and the other is a 17-40mm lens that I use most often for things like indoor and outdoor shoots, product photos, etc. I have a flash that I very rarely use that’s a Canon Speedlite 430EX II. And finally, I use Adobe Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6, and Premiere Pro CS6 for editing.
Where are you from?
I live in Brooklyn, New York, USA, which is the occupied and unceded territory of the Canarsie, Lenape, Delaware, and Montauk people who have stewarded this land for generations.
I actually have a question about your shop/products/etc. Where do I find that?
Check out my Shop FAQ page for more info.
What are your pronouns?
Thanks for asking! I use they/them/theirs/themself/themselves pronouns. Here’s an example: Jessi did this artwork themself. Jessi says they really enjoyed making art with me and their friend the other day.
What gender are you?
I am agender, which is a type of nonbinary transgender identity, specifically meaning that I do not have a gender.
What’s your sexuality/romantic attraction?
Pansexual and panromantic.
Are you a Person of Color or white?
Why do you call yourself disabled?
Because I am disabled.
What disabilities do you have? What chronic illnesses do you have?
Oh man, that list can go on! I’m autistic, and I have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, endometriosis and adenomyosis along with chronic cervicitis (I’m now post hysterectomy– woo-hoo!), prediabetes, a heart murmur, cPTSD, ADHD combined type, Tourette syndrome, bone spurs in my heels, asthma, multiple food and medicine allergies, costochondritis, ocular migraines with aura and vision loss and stroke-like symptoms, occasional depression, anxiety, carpal tunnel, dermatillomania, TMJ disorder, vertigo, hyperacusis, Vitamin D deficiency currently managed with supplements, and a Vitamin B12 deficiency that puts up an almost admirable resistance to any and all supplements. :] [smiley] Some of these I’ve had/known about since childhood, but most have come along as I’ve aged.
Why do you call yourself fat?
Because I am.
How old are you?
I was born in January of 1988. I’m 31 as of 2019. :] [smiley]
What do you look like??
lol Here’s a picture of me. :] [smiley] This was taken in May 2018.