NAYUKIDRAWS is an online creative store that sells fan artwork in the form of prints, enamel pins, acrylic keychains, standees, stickers, buttons, lanyards, washi tape and more. The designs on www.nayukidraws.com are inspired from Japanese anime, video games, and pop culture.
About the Artist
Jinny is the artist behind NAYUKIDRAWS. She is an independent artist specializing in illustrating and designing cute merchandise and artworks. She has been illustrating for over 15 years and has been an active part of the Japanese Anime and Comic Con community participating in Artist Alleys for over a decade.
She first started off as an animation student in Sheridan College's Bachelor of Applied Arts Animation program. However, she graduated around the time of the great market crash of 2008. This was also the year of the Writers Guild of America strike. This meant there were limited work opportunities in the animation field due to the market crash. There were also no work opportunities available in the animation, or film industries due to no new content in the industry work pipeline, as the writers had went on strike.
Jinny leaned into her entrepreneurial spirit, and started exhibiting in artist alleys at Japanese Anime conventions as a side gig to make ends meet. It was a very stressful time. In Art College, she was always told, "to stop drawing anime-style" and that "it was not possible to make a living drawing anime art in North America!"
But her love of the Japanese anime art style and digital art medium kept fuelling her passion. Eventually, thanks to all the support she received throughout the years, this gave her the opportunity to continue to create anime and video game inspired artwork with her full effort.
Currently, Jinny will be reducing the number of events she attends 2019 onwards. But she will still be creating new artworks. They will be available on www.nayukidraws.com and at a limited number of conventions. Some items will be online exclusive (not available at conventions) such as vinyl stickers and washi tape!
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