Sija studied fashion design and has a Masters degree in Fine Art from Syracuse University in New York.
Using traditional brushes, inks and watercolours to begin the process, Sija first paints her patterns, creatures and characters in flowing linework. When the composition is complete, she scans it in and perfects the colour digitally.
The great strength of Sija’s work is in the way she combines Eastern and Western elements to create something new and fresh. Chinese-style brushwork lays the foundations, but her use of contemporary colour palettes and treatment of modern themes is something exciting and different in the world of illustration.
Art Directors Club – The Young Ones Portfolio Award – Silver – 2018
Creative Quarterly 52 – Illustration: Student – Winner – 2018x
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