Hello - my name is Jelissa Lin, and I'm based in Wisconsin in the United States. I go by "Nyx Aurelia" as my artist name.
I was previously at UCLA in 2019 majoring in Engineering, until COVID and other issues made me reconsider. I decided to make art, then my hobby, into my main career focus instead.
As an artist I love painting characters and scenes inspired by a mix of high fantasy, mythology, games, and anime. I do freelance work and character design with TTRPG games and other fantasy media like books and video games. On the other hand, I can creating my own project "Iteration", a medieval-cosmic universe, and an epic tale which I hope to make a reality through my original works.
For business inquiries, commissions/licensing, and mentoring, please message me by email or Discord.
For general chatting, sharing, and advice, join my Discord server!
Discord Server: https://discord.gg/hsmKDhfmuu
If you'd like to follow my work, you can find me as @nyx_aurelia on social media. (Instagram, YouTube, Artstation, > Reddit)
〉Painting Software: Paintstorm Studio
〉Tablet: Wacom Cintiq Pro 16
In 2017, I started learning by myself and drawing my own work. First drawing anime with pencil and then with watercolor. These are mostly on my Instagram account. My drawings slowly became motivated by creating my own characters, and my own storied universe "Iteration".
So in 2021 I started painting digitally in order to match the style I wanted for "Iteration". That year, I often watched WLOP's videos and tutorials to help me get a grasp on how to approach digital art, and his work influences my style quite a bit.
Afterwards, wanting to forge my own unique style, I have started to experiment with techniques on my own. From there, I have come into work as a professional artist.
I'm a light gamer. Hades and Ender Lilies are favorite games of mine. I occasionally also play League of Legends, osu!, and single-player titles.
I used to swim, but am not as interested anymore. Same goes for watching anime (I have some knowledge of older ones like Akame ga Kill, Code Geass, Elfen Lied, etc.), though I'm slowly picking it up again (Jujutsu Kaisen and Chainsaw Man, etc).
I love fountain pens, fine stationery, and mailing things. I've also dabbled sparingly in building computers and keyboards - my current computer, keyboard, and keypad I use for art are all custom built :D