Fanartivation Interview with Euclase

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Title: Fanartivation Interview with Euclase
Interviewee: Euclase
Date(s): October 1, 2012
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Supernatural
External Links: online here; archived link
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Fanartivation Interview with Euclase was posted to Fanartivation in 2012.

This interview contains examples of the artist's work and their comments about them.

Part of a Series

See: Fanartivation Interviews

Some Excerpts

Which was your very first piece of fanart, and how do you feel about it now?

Probably something for Babylon 5 or The X-Files. I don't remember a specific drawing. I drew Luke Skywalker when I was a kid, but every kid did that. It wasn't until I was 13 or 14 that I decided to devote time and effort toward drawing characters I liked. They were all pretty good drawings, as I recall. :)

What is your favourite character to draw? What is it about them that draws you to them?

Castiel from Supernatural. I think it's because he tries so hard to understand things. Maybe too hard. It's very relatable. I like characters who wear some sort of suit or costume, whether literal or metaphorical, and Cas is an alien creature possessing a human body, so that's definitely a suit. But mostly I like any character who presents a front. Fence characters whose loyalties are hard to predict are great (I love drawing rogues, for example, who put on a big show, but deep down, you know they're vulnerable, and you root for them to do the right thing).

What has fandom added to your life?

I've made a lot of friends. I've had a lot of contact with the actors and writers whose characters I've drawn, which is pretty cool. I've had some great opportunities to work with some famous people. Also, a lot of empathy for fans—I've learned a lot about what excites people and makes them both happy and angry, and it's totally rewarding to be able to respond to that in a way that inspires people or even comforts them. I like being a nerd with other people. :)

What do you hope people would get from your work?

Joy. Inspiration, maybe.

I like doing good work to show how much care about something. I like giving myself permission to care about these characters. And I like inviting other people to care, too.