Japan and Japanese culture has been a huge influence on me and my art for as long as I can remember. My love for anime and video games really pushed me to taking art more seriously, and was a way for me to connect with the things I loved that, at the time were not really mainstream or “cool”. Still, I spent just as much time flipping through artbooks and online galleries for the titles I loved and dreamed that I would one day be able to draw like that.
I started with the classics; Sailor Moon, Card Captors, Inuyasha. My bedroom walls were covered in drawings of screenshots and character concepts at some point. Eventually I discovered what is still my favourite game of all time Final Fantasy X, and that pushed me to venture out from classic anime styles. Eventually those things led me to where I am today stylistically; something semi-realistic with anime inspirations.
Though my style has changed, my inspirations are still very much the same, and Japanese culture will probably creep into my art for the rest of my art career!
Designed in Australia, this artwork is printed on a soft woven canvas. It hangs effortlessly by wooden hangers that snap together with ease using our integrated magnets. Sounds good hey?