NAME: Emma Oboza
BIRTHDATE: December 18, 1982
RESIDENCE: Chicago, IL, USA
HOBBIES: Drawing, watching anime, playing video games (console & PC), listening to music, daydreaming, & sleeping
FAVE ARTIST(S): Tony Taka, Stanley Lau, Shilin, Kkeum, & Hyung Tae Kim
FAVE MUSIC: Techno/trance/dance, J-pop/K-pop/pop, J-rock/rock & piano/violin instrumentals
FAVE COLOR(S): Blue, black & silver
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DRAWING?
I honestly don't remember, but if I could guess I'd say since I was about 10 years old. I started out with basic traditional tools; I didn't get into digital art until 2002.
DO YOU HAVE AN ART EDUCATION?
I'm mostly self-taught, but I did go to school for game design for about 2 years.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO PURSUE DRAWING?
From watching cartoons & anime since I was a kid. The two shows that inspired me the most at that time were Sailor Moon and Ronin Warriors. But my inspirations have changed over the years.
WHAT TOOLS DO YOU USE?
• DIGITAL: Adobe Photoshop CS3, Paint Tool SAI, & Clip Studio Paint
• TRADITIONAL: Pentel Arts Pocket Brushpen, Staedtler Pigment Liners, Prismacolor Markers, & Copic Sketch Markers
• TABLET: Wacom Cintiq 13HD
COULD YOU GIVE SOME ADVICE ON DRAWING?
Definitely lots of practice & hard work! Look up on references & tutorials. Look up to artists that might inspire you. Never stop learning new techniques & styles.
DO YOU TAKE COMMISSIONS, REQUESTS, AND/OR ART TRADES?
To be honest, I try to steer clear away from them. But if you really wish for me to draw something for you, you can go ahead & contact me for inquiries. I'll take 1 or 2 commission/requests at a time, depending on the difficulty of the pieces.
NAME: Emma Oboza