Yukari Sakura // The Sunset Night Sky, 2022
b. 1989, San Francisco ∙ CE artist since 2011
Yukari Sakura is a book of wisdom when it comes to her favorite subjects. Ask her about what she likes, and she will go into great detail about the given topic. Animated and expressive, Sakura's artwork is an accurate representation of her personality.
“I have been drawing since I was 3 years old," Sakura says. "I draw things that I like. I make stories with the things I draw." Gathering inspiration from mythological tales, animated films, video games, heroes, daily life, and historical events, Sakura works primarily with watercolor, colored pencils, and paint. She also creates animations based on animals and their environments, writing out what she calls “documents” and then basing subsequent drawings off her research.
Acrylic on Masonite Board, 11 x 14 inches