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Mikarts is the art studio of Denise Hutchins, commonly known by her online alias "Mika". She specializes in creating anime-inspired art and illustrations, including her popular chibi style, in traditional and digital media.

Connect with Mikarts: https://about.me/mikarts

Artist's Statement
"There are two themes that shape the large majority of my art: purity and balance. I'm highly interested in depicting or eliciting pure emotion and utilizing pure, vivid colors. I love creating cute images without conflicting subtext. Balance is present in my work mostly because it's the main principle I live my life by. I don't think relief is as sweet as when it follows intense pain, nor is happiness as strong as when it's accompanied by the memory of loss. Balance is important to one's quality of life, from emotion to physicality, and that idea spills…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 1
  • Joined October 28, 2010

Favorite materials

watercolor, marker, colored pencil, ink, graphite, Photoshop

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Buttons, Magnets, Bookmarks, Prints, and...

About

Mikarts is the art studio of Denise Hutchins, commonly known by her online alias "Mika". She specializes in creating anime-inspired art and illustrations, including her popular chibi style, in traditional and digital media.

Connect with Mikarts: https://about.me/mikarts

Artist's Statement
"There are two themes that shape the large majority of my art: purity and balance. I'm highly interested in depicting or eliciting pure emotion and utilizing pure, vivid colors. I love creating cute images without conflicting subtext. Balance is present in my work mostly because it's the main principle I live my life by. I don't think relief is as sweet as when it follows intense pain, nor is happiness as strong as when it's accompanied by the memory of loss. Balance is important to one's quality of life, from emotion to physicality, and that idea spills over and saturates many of my artworks, too.

While my main goal is to sell direct copies of my artwork in the form of digital prints, I decided to feature my artwork on merchandise like buttons and greeting cards because it's much more fun to be able to share an image you enjoy by wearing it on your bag or mailing it to a friend with a personal message scrawled on. Buttons in particular are a great way to get your own little prints at an affordable price :3

I hope you enjoy browsing my Etsy shop. Feel free to connect with me online!"

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