A warm welcome to Shirley Xu, our new Visual Arts Assistant!
Shirley is a teenage girl living in the United States. She was born in China to a completely Chinese family. Despite that, her Chinese skills are extremely limited.
When she isn’t loaded with schoolwork, she loves to draw and critique art. She also loves to learn languages, browse the web, and see what people around DeviantArt are drawing. She is easily distracted and will rant about small things.
She has been drawing since second grade, and has had a few private classes during middle school and various school art classes. She finds, however, that improvement came just as quickly without classes as it did with classes.
As for writing, well– Shirley prefers to write simple poetry with simple vocabulary, incorporating linguistic nuances. She finds that her poems usually tend to be very hard to translate for that reason. But Shirley isn’t here to be a writer; she is on the art side.
We’re excited to have Shirley on board for our The Animal Becomes Us and future issues!