In the summer of 2009, I created this account with "Moygara," my friend from swim team who was also into anime (hence the username). At the time, anime wasn't a phase, it was a lifestyle. That and Neopets. Though they did turn out to be phases, they drove me to continuously practice drawing and inspired me to learn Photoshop and HTML/CSS, invaluable skills.
These days, as a working adult (paint formulator!), I focus on traditional realistic/semi-realistic paintings, most of which are of people and/or animals, though I occasionally dabble in digital painting/graphic design, photography, and sculpture. I have always loved faces, and I am constantly intrigued by the subtle color shifts I see in their skin, driving me to exaggerate and invent color shifts in my paintings, adding dimension and vibrancy. I have also grown fond of fabric patterns and mirrors/fragmentation of reality, and these interests are reflected in some recent works.
Please enjoy my gallery!