Hanami (花見, “flower viewing”) is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers; I wanted to finally create an illustration celebrating the beautiful cherry blossoms of spring. I adore spring and it’s definitely my favourite season!
I recently made myself a Spotify playlist to lift up my mood, help me feel good and remind myself of the bad B I really am. I think it’s important for us women to empower ourselves, to take ownership and feel good about our bodies too! This is what I was channelling whilst drawing this image.
You can follow the Spotify playlist here!
Prints of my original illustrations are available for purchase on my Etsy store which you can find here https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/aliyahcoreanaart
Please buy, share around and support me in this! They are going for quite cheap because I above all just want to share my art with others!
Thank you so much 🙂
Being a big lover of bubble tea and most of my wardrobe containing purple/lilac clothes, I was driven and inspired to illustrate my love for taro flavoured bubble tea!
I also love green tea and brown sugar flavours too. So there may be more images to come with the different friends who love to drink bubble tea just as much as me!
This illustration was actually an unfinished piece from 2018 that I came across it whilst I was organising my files on my laptop. That’s when the idea hit me, and I was able to complete the piece with haste because it just was the perfect composition and concept for me to portray an issue I feel really passionate about and that is incredibly close to home.
As we all slowly adjust back to reality and lockdown eases; remember this isn’t a moment, it’s a movement. Protect the young black minds that will drive the next generation, we are all helping to bring change.
BLACK LIVES STILL MATTER.
With the new and updated layout for Twitch users, it allows you to upload a trailer that shows to visitors while you’re offline. I also saw this as the perfect opportunity to showcase all of the fun things I’ve gotten up to on Twitch since starting in January this year!
I hope you enjoy 🙂
New artwork for new single Cosy by the talented and most loyal bro Nics featuring the OG Manga St. Hilare. Really happy with this piece because of the use of colour and the fun of portraying a burning sunset. The single Cosy is now available to stream on all streaming platforms, check it out!
This project has been a work in progress for the past couple of months for the talented and good friend Safiyyah. She’s dropping her first EP and it was a great opportunity for us to finally collaborate and create something amazing! We work together at our local leisure centre and instantly hit it off as friends, we vibe so well (and so do our art forms!) and always used to discuss that we one day have to collaborate on something together – and here it is! I hope this is the first of many collaborations for us.
The EP ‘Third Eye’ will be released by the end of this month on all good streaming platforms! You can also check out her singles on Spotify here.