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Kristy Ren grew up surrounded by art, and it has always been her passion. Kristy’s father, who was an illustrator and fine artist, was her mentor, teaching her the foundational elements of drawing and encouraging her creative interests. Past art and illustration jobs include designing anatomy flashcards for her local community college, and creating birth announcements, wedding announcements, and portraits. Kristy’s favorite medium to work with is pen and ink, but she also loves graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, watercolors, oils, and digital painting. Kristy is an Illustration major in the second year of an Associate Degree program. Her plan after graduation is to continue building her career as a freelance illustrator with a focus on illustrating children’s books, particularly books about animals. She would love to play a part in teaching children to respect nature and all of its creatures.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
My favorite book series is Harry Potter. I would love to redesign the book covers and illustrate the stories.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
I am currently reading The Master Key System, a personal development book by Charles F. Haanel. The book describes the power of the law of attraction and creative visualization.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD?
There are several illustrators I look up to, but my favorite would probably be Arthur Rackham. His ink and watercolor illustrations are incredibly beautiful and unique. My favorite fine artist that I look up to is Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, I could stare at his paintings for hours.