Cindy Duong

Hi there, I’m Cindy! I’m a Los Angeles based illustrator and designer. I have been drawing since I could first hold a crayon and have been doing freelance illustration for 7 years. I love to create fun, brightly colored illustrations for everyone’s inner child. Much of my inspiration comes from Nintendo, Disney, Studio Ghibli, and pretty edible things. I am greatly interested in the power of colors and visual storytelling.

My hobbies include frequenting boba shops, cooking, sleeping, and playing video games. I get excited about the process of helping others realize their ideas and want my artwork to bring others happiness. I find enjoyment in small, often overlooked, things in life and hope to share those experiences through my creations.

Sakura products have long been my go to because of their quality and price point. Pigma Micron pens are durable and I don’t have to worry about the nib being pushed in or splitting despite being used everyday. Outside of my everyday work, I find that Sakura keeps my creative mind occupied with a wide range of different products that help give my pieces that next level finishing touch.

Website: sakuradragon.net

Instagram: @sakuradragon

Facebook: sakuradragon.art

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Derek Myers

My name is Derek Myers, I'm a freelance illustrator / designer just south of Cleveland Ohio. I received my B.F.A from The University of Akron and quickly got a job as a graphic designer in the travel industry for a few years before transitioning to becoming a freelance illustrator to focus on my art. I have an ongoing Daily Drawing series where I post a new piece of art daily, whether its a sketch or doodle, painting, commissioned illustration, or whatever else I'm currently working on. My work is very much inspired by nature with a healthy bit of geometry thrown in to shake things up. I like creating sharp geometric borders and finding new and interesting ways to have nature break away and extend out while keeping with a clean looking design overall. I primarily work with companies to create logos, album art, shirt designs, and accept commissions for tattoo designs and original pen and ink illustrations. I also sell prints from my Daily Drawings series over at my shop. I've been using Microns almost exclusively as my main medium since I was introduced to them by a professor in college. 

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AuthorWayne Chan

Ayejay is a Northern California based illustrator, and for the last twenty years has been using Microns for six books, a couple hundred skateboard graphics, as well as clothing, print and logo work. With a focus on commercial illustration, more often than not he is frantically scribbling, in attempts to meet deadline, one .05 line at a time!

See more work on Instagram @ayejayart 

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AuthorSakura of America

Todd Stong is an artist based in Philadelphia, PA who makes, among other things, intricate Micron pen drawings on smooth bristol and gessoed wood panels, sometimes using Xacto blades to carve in even finer detail. He is inspired by the American city's encroachment on the pastoral, and the resulting artificial landscapes created along the edges of the suburban and the rural. The drawings expand through the microscopic to the oceanic as a density of marks allows him to explore scale with a sense of obsession and wonder.

Todd received a B.A. in Visual Arts and Literary Arts from Brown University in 2014, with coursework at the Rhode Island School of Design.  He has shown in a number of exhibitions, both group and solo, in venues including New Urban Arts in Providence, RI, The Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA, BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD, and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. He has completed residencies at The Art Students League of New York Vytlacil Campus, CAC Woodside, and the Vermont Studio Centers, and he took part in the Post-Graduate Apprentice program at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, where he has work in the permanent collection.

He is in his first year teaching middle-and-high school painting (and math!) at the Kimberton Waldorf School in Kimberton, PA.

www.toddstong.com

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AuthorSakura of America

I suppose I would call myself a “budding” artist because I am truly still at the beginning of my illustration career. After working as an Art Director in the Chicago tech startup industry, I’ve made the transition this year to full-time pattern drawing, lettering and inking. My works are whimsical and intricate; they blend real world plants and animals with fictional ones, creating little galaxies of layered patterns.

I’ve used Pigma Microns since I began focusing on illustration 8 years ago. As I found myself drawing tighter and tighter linework, I purchased smaller and smaller pens. I’ve been asked, “How do you keep your drawings from smudging?” and realized that I’ve never run into that problem. Not once. 

I’m incredibly fortunate that I get to do what I love every single day and that I never have to worry about my drawing tools giving out on me. 

I work primarily in logo design, wedding design and packaging. My work can be found online at littlepatterns.commaggiesichter.myportfolio.com, and @littlepatterns on Instagram. 

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AuthorLeslie Crumpler