It’s was year 1993… Just kidding, I was raised in Latvia and moved to Cyprus when I was around 17-ish (teen years, you never fully recover from all the drama ha-ha-ha).
Drawing as a form of self-expression was in my life since I can remember, but conscious choice of a more comic/anime style came when I was around 10-11 and we got the W.I.T.C.H. comics back at home and ever since then it was all about a more cartoony style.
I do admire realistic art and hyperrealism, but I rather show people how I see them with all the magic and sparkle, than just draw the face. After my later teens I discovered Instagram (ofc until my later teens there was no Instagram to discover, but that’s a whole other story) and from there on art became not only a self-expression form but a whole lifestyle. I do small comics, doodles, mandalas to relax my mind. A true artist will never close themselves into one box, we thrive in chaos of imagination.
I’ve been at the artist alley of Cyprus Comic Con for quite a few times and it’s always a great experience, we’re quite the fun room to be in if you stop by and chat. That’s about it, currently I freelance as a digital artist and an NFT creator.
To see more of Anastasia’s work make sure to visit her Instagram Page.