Hi! I’m Shyama (rhymes with llama and the Y is silent). My background is in oil painting and graphic design, but after a decade of working in the graphic and interactive design fields I’ve shifted more into the art side of things.
I still practice design when I get to incorporate my own illustrations, but primarily I work as an independent illustrator/artist. I’m based in Brooklyn, and I’ve also lived in Austin, San Francisco, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and a bunch of other cities in Texas where I’m from. Oils are my favorite medium, but recently I’ve been using a method of working digitally on the iPad Pro which gives me the same look, and the advantage of being able to create seamless patterns and looping animations.
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