WHO AM I
Jayd "Chira" Aït-Kaci
Quick and Nerdy:
Taurus | Fire Rabbit | INFJ
Long and Pretentious:
A Berber/Venezuelan agender millennial born in Austin, Texas, grew up in Paris, France, and currently residing in Vancouver, Canada.
I'm perpetually learning about history so I can make sense of my future. When I was young I wanted to grow up to be an anime, and unfortunately I succeeded. As a kid I learned astrology in intense detail just so I can play Final Fantasy Tactics better. I think the secret to world peace is through cheesy 80's synth friendship power ballads and shounen opening singles. One day I'd like to have a borzoi for a pet, I just think they're neat.
My only goal in life was to not be an artist under any circumstances, so clearly I'm nailing it and know exactly what I'm doing.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What are your preferred pronouns?
I encourage she/her as default, but I am also all right with they/them.
Q: How do you pronounce your last name (Aït-Kaci)? Where is it from?
AH-EET-KAH-SEE. It’s Algerian.
Q: Where did your nickname “Chira” come from?
It’s the nickname I gave myself when I was a young'un clicking around the internet. It stuck.
Q: What are your astrology signs?
Scorpio Rising, Sun Taurus, Moon Virgo.
Q: What art programs/tools do you use?
I use a 8x6” Wacom Intuos 3 tablet, I draw primarily in openCanvas 4.06E Plus, and color in Adobe Photoshop CS6.
I tend to use the default brush settings available in both of these programs, but occasionally use Kyle T. Webster’s brushes.
Q: Would you be willing to look at my art and tell me what you think?
Q: Can I repost your work?
No. Please be considerate and link back to any of my hubs should you want to share my work.
The only exception is for press articles and review purposes (in which case, you'd be obligated to link back to my hubs!).
Q: Do you mind if I use your art for reference?
I don't mind being used for personal studies, but when publicly displayed please be considerate and source if heavily used for reference.
If used for academic homework, please cite me appropriately.
Q: Did you go to art school?
The most creative education I've had was three months of animation (just long enough to draw my bouncing ball!) before I dropped out, and that’s about the beginning and end of my art studies.
Ironically, I've quit or dropped out of every attempt at art training in my life.
I’m self-taught and I try my best to not let that be a weakness.
Q: Do you work in animation?
Nope. Never have. Not even a little bit.
But I'm determined to convince you I have.
Q: I have a question that isn't answered in this FAQ?