The New Youth Council Online Showcase - Thy Nguyen Yen
Thy Nguyen Yen
I am an 18-year old artist from Viet Nam. My art journey started at a young age, when I was very curious about my surroundings and the way people react with each other. I have a deep interest in comics and animation in general, and I am amazed at how such a small ordinary thing in our life can be brought to life and incorporated into something much more joyful and creative.
During my creative process, I mostly learn from observing other artists' illustrations, analyzing their techniques and then turning them into my own. Unlike other artists, I don't have an interest in one specific aspect. I love to explore new things, drawing in different styles and turning something normal into extraordinary. My drawing process usually starts with me finding new ideas on social media, then comes converting that idea into my own--most of the time I turn it into something strange and unique. Then it comes to the process of finding references, and finally painting.
One of the first things that brings an artist to life. It can be simply a tool that you used as a kid. But to an artist, that pencil is what brought them to the world of art and creativity, to open new doors and expand their branches to the world. All they have to do is to pick up that one pencil.
The New Youth Council Online Showcase brings together new and recent original artworks by 16 youth from Mississauga and across the GTA. Explore the works of the city's most talented youth artists.
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