Lydia: Oh gosh, I think everything inspires me, but I guess I go in phases of things I will obsess over. Other than that standard stuff like you know “nature, the universe and everything”, seeing friends and other people make amazing stuff, food and music is huge.
Rios: Is art cathartic for you?
Lydia: Definitely! So awesome to make angry emo artwork – but the process or act of making it is usually better than what I end up with at the end – haha
Rios: What messages do you want people to receive from your art?
Lydia: I think if I can communicate some part of myself and someone else can see themselves in there, that’s really magical.
Rios: What have you learned about yourself from being a creator?
Lydia: It’s good to be inspired, watch and learn from other artists but at the end of the day it’s just all on me to get it done.
Bio: Lydia is an artist and illustrator based in Chicago. After graduating from the University of Chicago with a B.S. in Chemistry, she then went on to study at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC where she received a B.M.A. in Animation. She loves to tell stories and create things that combine her love of old and new media. She also has late night sketch parties with her cat BaoBao.
Read her rad comic series HERE.