Artist Introduction – Susy Hsi (Liansa of MRART)

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Greetings everyone! My name is Susy Hsi, also known as Liansa in the art community. I draw digital art with a small Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet. I am part of a trio team called MRART with ayeru and reincarnationz. We each come from different schools which keeps our designs fun and refreshing. I graduated from SFU’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology.

Storenvy: mrart.storenvy.com
Tumblr: mrartists.tumblr.com
Deviantart: liansa.deviantart.com
Facebook: facebook.com/liansa.ca

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

I started drawing during the end of elementary school by copying Pokemon cards and anime screenshots. In 2009, I played with the Graffiti app on facebook by drawing digital art with a mouse for hours after school. My older sister noticed I was obsessed with this and decided to buy me a Wacom tablet for my birthday. I still use it to this day. <3

Do you apply your art to another aspect of life? Has art helped you in surprising ways?

Art has helped me connect with my closest friends. Sharing a passion with them and starting a business around art and anime has been amazing because the community continues to be fun and interesting every year.

How did you come up with your artist name?

I like snails. I have always liked the idea of living life at your own pace, no matter how slow or small your pace is. Sounds random and unrelated but try reading my artist name backwards. :)

How long on average do you spend on one of your works?

For posters, it takes around 15 hours to complete. Smaller things like keychains and buttons take around 3 hours. It usually depends on the size and resolution of the file.

Fun question: What can you not live without?

Definitely sugar. Anything sweet generally makes me happy. I enjoy drinking bubble tea as I draw.

Feel free to visit MRART and chat with us about anime and fun stuff at our table. We appreciate all the support we get. Have a great summer!