• About me •
My name is Ashley Osayande. Nice to meet you! I'm an illustator based in The Netherlands.
I started drawing at a young age as most artist do. Playing around with colored pencils, paint and more. I just liked drawing as a hobby and didn't think you could make a career out of it. So I went to University Utrecht to pursue a career as a biologist. But I found myself drawing all the time during the classes. I thought that was a whole lot more interesting than the boring lectures. So after half a year of going to the university I decided to quit. I found out there were a lot of popular artist online that were earning enough money to live a comfortable life and that's when I decided I wanted to do that as well.
So here we are right now. I still like what I am doing and try to practice everyday. I also enjoy talking with my community and giving tips if people are asking for advice. In my art career I focus mostly on fantasy art and cool girls/women. It is and always will be my biggest passion. I love drawing things like mermaids, fairies, witches and more. The feeling of being taken away to another world, exploring new things like cultures, species and more is amazing.
I primarily work in Clip Studio Paint on a Wacom Intuos drawing tablet. I love digital art, but sometimes I do go back to the good old pencil and paper!