Location: US Web: www.reikomurakami.com Em ail: firstname.lastname@example.org MEDIA: Photoshop
Reiko is a concept artist and illustrator based in Boston. Originally born in Japan, it has been 18 years since she moved to the US. “I’ve always been interested in drawing people and animals even when I was a kid,” she says.
Her love of drawing led her to enter the Rhode Island School of Design, and eventually to become a concept artist and character designer for video games. “For my personal work I focus on depicting female figures as surreal metaphors for emotions. Music and stories help me become inspired, but I almost always find a subject to paint deep inside my heart.”
1 Love Your Neighbor “This was my unofficial contribution to Kristina Carroll’s Month of Love project. I also worked on it during Scott Fischer’s class. The dynamic movement in this scene came from his art direction.”
2 June “I did this because I realised that I almost never painted a character looking directly at the camera. I still covered her eyes with her hair and textures, but this is a statement and a turning point in the series; I’ve conquered my trauma and acknowledge my strengths.”