Ka­t­rina Lin

ImagineFX - - Pose - Lo­ca­tion: Canada Web: www. ka­t­rina-lin. com Email: ka­t­rina.htl@gmail.com ME DIA: Pho­to­shop

Ka­t­rina once doubted her own abil­ity: “Although I al­ways se­cretly dreamed of be­ing a pro­fes­sional artist,” she says, “I never fully com­mit­ted to the idea, out of fear I wouldn’t be good enough.”

But af­ter grad­u­at­ing with a “prac­ti­cal, par­ent-ap­proved, com­puter science de­gree” she’s re­turned to her art with re­newed fo­cus. Self-taught, she picks up tech­niques by study­ing her favourite artists – every­one from old mas­ters to new game-de­vel­op­ers. “I just love colours,” Ka­t­rina says, “and I like to imag­ine my­self in the pic­tures I paint.”

1 Plat­form­ing re­quired ahead

“I en­joy jump­ing puzzles in games, and for this piece I mainly just wanted to paint a place that looked like fun.”

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A lit­tle lo st “In Ja­pan, the Bud­dhist deity Jizo is revered as the guardian of chil­dren, lost souls and trav­ellers. I was keen to show a com­fort­ing respite for lost trav­ellers be­fore they con­tin­ued on their way.”

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Abando ned car “I’m fas­ci­nated by the theme of ur­ban de­cay. It’s sad but beau­ti­ful.”

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Tr avel Bo t “I al­ways won­dered what it’d be like to travel in a gi­ant robot ver­sion of an RV.”

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