I am an illustrator and a textile artist. Born and bred in Alberta, Canada, I have been drawing and painting ever since I was a kid. However, like every other member in my family, I decided to be realistic and became a chartered accountant. After five years in the field and one quarter life crisis later I packed my bags and got my BAA in illustration at Sheridan College. With a deep love for drawing, screen printing some animation and noodles I am taking on the illustration world one step at a time.
I am a huge fan of Chinese brush work and Japanese wood cut. I enjoy using detailed lines and bold brush strokes to communicate my art work. I do the occasional screen print on t-shirts as well for a bit of a break from the paper. I am a huge fan of Jillian Tamaki, Sam Webber and Yuko Shimizu.
For more of Yien's work, visit our Spotlight Gallery.