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Today we’d like to introduce you to Mindiiw.

Mindiiw, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Both my parents were animators, so I was exposed to the behind-the-scenes of the medium at a very young age. I was always drawing as a kid, but there was a period in my life where I stopped taking my art seriously. I stopped taking myself as an artist seriously. I spent 4-5 years pursuing other goals and completely left my art behind. But I always had the desire to create in the back of my mind. June 2018, I decided to pick up drawing again and decided to post online for the very first time. I was rusty, and those 4-5 years away really showed. But it re-sparked the fire in me. Even now, I can’t draw as frequently as I would like to. But the fact that I am able to, that I allow myself to, makes me content!

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I draw anime content to put it frankly or “anime-inspired.” I am an anime fan and believe that people underestimate the medium because they don’t fully understand it/underestimate it. Majority of what I post online is fan art content, from shows that I love and enjoy. However, I am currently working on creating my own webcomic and am eager to share it in the future! I value characters that real people can relate to. I write for my webcomic, but I also write comics for fan content. You’re telling a story, and I believe it’s important to properly convey emotions through writing and illustrations. Even my illustrated pieces tell a story if you look close enough.

Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
I believe artists will always have it hard. But artists in recent years have an easier window towards exposure, but still, have to fight battles to actually gain that exposure. Art shouldn’t be created only if someone will see it; first and foremost, it should be for the artist themselves. But “you’ve got to eat,” as the saying goes. Social media is a powerful tool and an easy way to support artists even if you cannot physically donate or purchase their work. If you love the content an artist creates, even something as small as liking, commenting, and sharing the artist’s work can go a long way.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I’m on both Twitter and Instagram as mindiiww. Any support could be as simple as following me and liking/retweeting my work! Leaving comments as well, I love reading comments!

Contact Info:

  • Email: mindiiw.art@gmail.com
  • Instagram: mindiiww
  • Twitter: mindiiww


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