Fun fact: The quote from the wise woman about everyone being their own worst critic is a direct quote from my old art school teacher. She was called Lise and she was pretty rad.
Also, the current teacher that I’ve based Cass’ personality off of is called Darren and he’s fucking iconic. He’s a 5'2" ginger man that likes wearing baggy sweaters and is just a huge squish and I consider him a friend. He aggressively cares about everything so much and he’s just got a huge heart but if you ever manage to piss him off, which is rare, you better run because while he may be short the man is fucking shredded.