Artist Introduction – Asami (NEKO Planetarium)

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My name is Asami Hopkins. I’m Japanese, living in Canada.I usually work digitally but I like traditional art work and also I like making resin jewellery stuff recently!

How did you start making art / doing what you do? When did you start?

I start drawing digitally about 8 years ago, after I moved to Canada.and I start join convention stuff, 3 years ago.before that, I just enjoyed doodle on paper in Japan.So “moved to Canada” was big turning point for me”laugh” I met new people here, and got many artist friends :)

Is this your first Minicomi?

No. this is second time to join minicomi! I really like this event :)

What are your favourite tools/programs to use to create your pieces?

Recently, I really enjoying work used watercolour :)

Who / what inspires you?

CATS!(*´з`) I have three cats,they always give me idea for my art work!

Did you take classes or are you self taught?

I’ve never go to art school. I learned myself.

What can you not live without?

CATS!(*‘ω’*)NO CATS NO LIFE!(∩´∀`)∩

This is second time to join Minicomi, and Im really happy could join :) At the convention, always can meet new people who loves arts/anime, its really fun :) So Im really looking forward to see all you guys, and enjoy one big day of 2016 summer!

Check out Asami here;

http://www.facebook.com/asami.h.hopkins

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Artist Introduction – Marie (Medusa Illustration)

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Marie here, or you may know me on the world wide web as Medusa Illustration. I am a local Vancouver traditional artist who has a weak spot for fanart. I have always been in love with everything culture related, and thought why not combine fine art with fanart, So here I am. I have a few styles I work with, but I am mostly known for my semi realistic portraiture and vibrant watercolours. Although I do design tattoo’s and other commissions with my own unique flare.  This year I have a wide assortment of 20+ prints including things like Doctor who, Hannibal, Supernatural, Transformers, Legend of Zelda, Avatar, Marvel & Others.

To see all the things I am working on you can follow me on:

Tumblr: http://medusa-illustration.tumblr.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/medusa.illustration
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MedusaIllust/

Is this your first Minicomi?

Yes in fact this is my first Minicomi! I always kept putting off getting a table because I always felt like I didn’t have enough art work to show. And like so many other artist, we tend to forget deadlines are a thing. This year I am ready to roll though!

Are you a professional?

Wow – I actually get to say out loud to the world “ I am a professional artist”. Everything in my life is related to art.  I recently graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and am now on my way to becoming a tattoo artist.  I also am an Instructor at the Shadbolt Center for the Arts, so if any of my student see me, come say hello!

What’s your favourite piece at the moment?

Oh that’s tough, It would have to be my Winter Solider Painting, It just came out so dramatic looking.

What is a piece of advice you could give to newbies?

Alright listen up buds, stop comparing yourself to other artists. I know it’s hard to do, and It even sounds a little clique. Keep doing what you are doing, and develop it. As you change, your art will too. That is A-ok friend, don’t worry about it.

What is your favourite food?

To be honest -I like anything that will probably  give me a heart attack in 30 years or diabetes, or both? Both is good.  My main weakness are those thin minty girl guide cookies that they sell once a year. I can eat an entire box alone, in about 24 hours. And that’s with me trying to resist them.

See you all at Minicomi 2016.

Artist Introduction – Emi (thoughtPlus)

Hello! I’m Emi. I’m a sculptor and an artist, and I’m very into internet culture. I spend most of my time on social media and/or drawing/sculpting, and I have a pretty awful sense of humour  that mostly consists of terrible memes. I will be selling sculptures of popular characters, and perhaps some of my artwork!

How did you start making art / doing what you do? When did you start?

Well, I started making clay creations when I was around 7 years old, but I stopped for a reason I can’t really remember. I picked it back up in late 2013! And I’ve been drawing for my whole life.

Is this your first Minicomi?

Nope! I sold my stuff last year.

Did you take classes or are you self taught?

Self taught. sometimes I get certain techniques from other people, but I have never taken any classes.

What are you proud of? What are you trying to improve on?

For both art and sculpting I think I have to work on posing and getting the hair to not look stupid haha

What superpower would you have and why?

shapeshifting!! want to fly? BOOM transform into a bird! Want to breathe underwater? TRANSFORM INTO A SHARK YO

I’m really looking forward to coming and seeing all these amazing artists!! if you stop by my table feel free to say hi to me!

Check out Emi here:

personal tumblr
art blog
clay blog
Facebook

Artist Introduction – Suki (CrescentScript)

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1. Is this your first Minicomi?
After moving to Vancouver in 2014, I heard about MiniComi too late to attend, so I went to 2015’s as an attendee! I’m very excited to sell for the first time this year!

2. Did you take classes or are you self taught?
Outside of Life Drawing classes from my very recent college course, all my art skills used for print and button art are self-taught. I’m still learning and practicing different techniques to improve my skillset :)

3. What are you trying to accomplish with your work?
I’d love to start a comic someday, when my funds and daily schedule allow for it >u< Alongside that, I’d love to make animated shorts~

4. What other hobbies do you have?
I sing and dance to J-Pop (Vocaloid dance shots, etc) in my spare time! The dancing is great for staying fit when gym memberships are expensive x’3 and I’ve been singing since I was 5 years old.

My art is always a work in progress, and I aim to make cuter things, rather than super detailed, realistic pieces. I hope that I can create something for everyone to enjoy!

Check out Suki here:
http://crescentscript.com
http://patreon.com/crescentscript
https://www.facebook.com/crescentscript/