A native of Northern California, Leilani Joy grew up illustrating the world around her. In 2009, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco where she majored in traditional illustration. Leilani’s work has since been featured in numerous art events and gallery shows worldwide and she has recently become a featured artist at Disney’s Wonderground Gallery in Anaheim, CA. Influenced by Japanese animation, fashion illustration, and pop surrealism her work blends her passions in unique ways. Her emotive long-limbed ladies are brought to life using vivid color, graphic shapes and a variety of materials including acrylic, watercolor, ink and 3D collage. Currently living, creating, and blogging in San Francisco, CA, Leilani’s love of the creative process and desire to educate young artists has inspired her to launch her classes here on Udemy!