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I'm Janelle Okumura, an ardent lover of character design and illustration. After years of work in the non-art world, I decided to make a move into...the art world.
A bulk of my work is traditionally executed, specializing in gouache and ink. I was inspired by traditional animation and a variety of artists, but heavily influenced by Dan Haskett, Frank Frazetta, Glen Keane, Bruce Timm and Fred Moore.
Other stuff: I love the human figure; fantasy; vintage style; food; silly comedy.