I’m Jenny Yu. I’m 19 and currently studying at CSULB as a 2nd year illustration major. I also intern at Mochi Mag.
I like drawing and cloudy days and dicking around the internet. I spend my hours at my school library’s basement drawing comics.
What materials do you use?
Micron pens (005, 01, 03, 05, 08; Brand: Artist’s Loft/Sakura) and graphite
Strathmore drawing/sketchbook paper, Strathmore Bristol paper, moleskine
Where are you from?
Long Beach, CA
Favorite artists on tumblr?
Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
The Crack-Up by F.Scott Fitzgerald
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
Blankets by Craig Thompson
Maus I and II by Art Spiegelman
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense by Charles Bukowski
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
Ask the Dust by John Fante
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Where do you draw inspiration from?
Daily life, nature, film, books, music, etc.
Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Hope Gangloff, Audrey Kawasaki
Photographers, writers, artists, and everybody else swirling around in this goddamn crazy universe
How much art training do you have?
I’ve taken scattered private classes here and there. I was self-taught in high school through practice and youtube videos (which are great for helping you understand some crucial concepts in human anatomy, painting, etc.)
Right now I’m taking grown-up art classes at college because I am a grown-up (not really)
What does charleskinbote mean?
He’s a character from Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
Tips for growing artists?
Watch this video right here