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"Do your thing" - tina fey

Yanuary is a maker of illustrations, stories, and cartoons both for personal storytelling and collaborative storytelling. She was born in a tiny rural village in Honduras and raised in sunny Florida. She didn't always speak English so she turned to drawing as a kid for self-expression. She's currently fascinated by the giant sloths of Florida, animation, ecology, space science, history, cartoons, fairy tales, story-telling, and typography.


About the picture:

Eremotherium eomigrans - Giant Ground Sloth at the Florida Museum of Natural History

Status: extinct

Learn more about the Giant sloth here: >>> Florida Museum of Natural History Website <<<



ED: BFA illustration - RCAD in Sarasota, FL

HQ: Currently Tampa, FL



How do you pronounce your name?

"Yanuary is pronounced Yah-Nu-Ah-Ree friends and family know me as Yani or Yan."

What else do you do besides art?

"One of my favorite things to do in the big city at the moment is jogging to balance my other favorite activity of sitting. I'm also really into staring at the ocean in hopes of catching a glimpse of a dolphin (sometimes it happens!)."

What tools do you mainly use?

"I like to start with pencil, markers and paper or my Surface Pro tablet for the thumbnail, cartooning and preliminary brainstorming work. Although sometimes I create some pieces completely in my Surface Pro tablet, my paintings are created using a combination of watercolor, gouache and liquid acrylic paint on watercolor paper."


Select exhibitions :

Nocturnal Melodies, Sarasota Art Center - 17'

Ringling Underground, Ringling Museum of Art - 17'

The World of Wolli, Pyramid Inc. - 15'

Narrative Conscious, Epoxy Artspace - 14'

Florida Flavor Juried Exhibition, Sarasota Art Center - 13'

Eco Expressions, Whole Foods - 13'

Ringling Underground, Ringling Museum - 12'

Spring Festival, Olio Gallery - 12'

Impressed Printmaking Juried exhibition, Bakehouse Art Complex - 11'

SCOPE Miami, C. Emerson Fine Arts - 11'

Space Coast Pride, Melbourne - 10'

Illest of ILL, Ringling College - 09'

War and Peace, Imago Gallery - 08'

A Night of Excellence, Crossley Gallery - 05'