I'm a self-taught artist, mangaka (comic creator) and photographer. I've been creating art as long as I can remember. Always fascinated by ancient civilizations, folklore and Mother Nature. I like to listen to music while writing my manga. The serenity and beauty of the countryside inspires me to create artwork, novels and the world of Ronin Yoshino (my original manga/comic book series).
Everything I make has a meaning; a message, something personal, thoughts, feelings and dreams. This is how I express myself and why I love creating art. I want to tell a story through my illustrations. Each image is drawn with a tale being told behind it.
My artwork has been displayed in events, in contests (ADV Films, FUNimation, Shonen Jump USA) and sold at festivals. Aside from what I create, some of my hobbies include; gamer, birding, gardening, going to festivals and playing musical instruments (guitar, wooden flute, taiko drum). Check out my website at, http://shinrinart.com