Jessica Jean Cornelison
LOCATION: Kansas City, MO
PRIMARY MEDIA: Ink, digital [Photoshop]
EDUCATION: Kansas City Art Institute [BFA illustration, 2013]
“Miyazaki Reverie” themed gallery show [artist]
In-progress zine about monsters and their environment
WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE PIECE OF ARTISTIC ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED, AND FROM WHO?
“The most valuable piece of artistic advice I’ve ever received was from Tomer Hanuka. He said to steal from artists you admire. It’ll create the unique you that we all strive for in our signature illustrative styles. I used to get too nervous that I was ‘copying’ someone’s style but it’s art–that’s what it’s for. We build upon each other and create new foundations in a different perspective; that’s what makes illustration so much fun for me.”