Arwyn Astra is a 16 year old entrepreneur. She is a homeschooled, self-taught artist who has a professional art portfolio circa 2014. She crafts her own music.
Arwyn desires to be a professional concept designer and illustrator. Currently she is researching competitive art/animation projects to participate in upon graduating high school.
As a child she was constantly drawing and filling up notebook after notebook with doodles. Although she never really considered her art as a primary vocation, she decided she wanted to make it a part of her daily world and spend the rest of her life doing it.
Her mother accepted the idea but there were requirements to be met while in the process of fulfilling her dream.
Her mother stated she must have classic education and the first two years of 'gen ed' at the collegiate level. Additionally, her art must be lucrative; a daunting challenge in today's ease of the digital world. "With God, anything is possible." (Matthew 19:26)
Her mother taught her basic digital organization skills to set up and store her art portfolio and physical works. She created work for several small businesses; Love Coach Scott Catamas,, Dr. Stereo, Phat Phranks, Goodfella's, Valle Verde Animal Shelter and Arizona Rockstar Cheer and Tumble. Arwyn is trained as an assistant to her step-father with all things computer related regarding the network and the hardware. Arwyn built a database for the shelter and used her Adobe software program, Adobe InDesign to properly format and type out a book. From the formatting to the laborious typing and straight through hours of scanning and digital file organization, Arwyn persevered and was able to produce a print worthy book.
Arwyn was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada until she was 10. When she became 11, her mother, sister and caretaker moved to Phoenix, Arizona. In 2017, Arwyn's grandfather gifted her mother family land that has been in our hands dating all the way back to the American Civil War. Arwyn now resides in her personal Appalachian forest high up on a mountain where some mornings she is literally walking the dog through clouds due to height.
At the moment Arwyn is working on passing the West Virginia state mandated public school exams for the 9th grade. In 2020 Arwyn will be testing for 10th, 11th and 12th grade and focusing on getting a drivers license and passport so she can visit Australia. Grandma wants to take Arwyn down under, but Arwyn also has a friend who lives there so it will be an exciting trip!
Arwyn does not own a cell phone nor has she ever. Arwyn's mother was part of the dot com boom as a computer network engineer and was adept with radio frequency radiation standards. Arwyn has social media for her studies, art competitions and support towards her current projects (INO's twitter account and coming soon on infocomms.org!)
If you want to capture an emotion inside your design idea, Arwyn is your go to artist. Her work will remind you of some of the greatest cartoonists of all time for her consistency and her attention to emotional structure of the body. Arwyn's inspiration comes from time spent reading books, being outdoors and living within her world of music and creativity. Life is all about balance and attitude. Long periods spent at the computer are broken up with yoga, playing guitar, singing or beating dad in Magic the Gathering (or Pokémon).
Arwyn is an efficient chef and can prepare meals at any time of day and in every style whether baking, frying or toaster oven. :3
Arwyn's bed is never to be seen by the naked eye as it is buried beneath her stuffed animal army.
Arwyn's time spent in animal shelters reading to the cats or giving them love is tertiary only to her love of her own cats who grace her with messy desks. They are formal Gnome-Troll Guard of the Bluegrass Pines.
Arwyn has also played many seasons of Softball when she was 12 and under. Her first team was the Huskers.
What are your gaming preferences?
I like shooters, RPGs, and Adventure.
Which games do you like?
World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Pokemon, Undertale, Final Fantasy, Shark Attack, Thing-Thing, Bendy and the Ink Machine, Sonic, Five Nights at Freddys, Cuphead and Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea.
Do you do more than just furry art?
Yes but I have always found myself having more of an interest in drawing animals, whether it be on hind legs or on all fours.
What books do you read?
White Fang, Odd Thomas, Warriors, The Pride of Chanur, and Wings of Fire.
What music do you like?
Techno, Electronic, Breakcore, Gabbercore, Speedcore, Industrial, Future Bass, Electro-Jazz, Rave, and Chiptune. (And a select amount of Rap. >_>)
Any favorite music artists?
Yes, a very select few. Lapfox Trax, JIKONU, Underworld, Prodigy, 4LUNG, Nine Inch Nails and ♥ GOJII ♥.
Yes, Bolt (the dog), cats, dragons, tigers, Francis (from Felidae) and Sans.