ChikaAndo

Whimsical, fun illustrations

Calgary, Canada

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I hope you and/or your loved ones will feel related to or have a good laugh with my art.

Shoot me a message if you have any questions :-)

Instagram: @Chika.Ando OR https://www.instagram.com/chika.ando/
Website: chikaandoillustration.com
More Products: https://society6.com/chikaandoillustration

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Last updated on Apr 26, 2022

Welcome to my Etsy shop!
I hope you and/or your loved ones will feel related to or have a good laugh with my art.

Shoot me a message if you have any questions :-)

Instagram: @Chika.Ando OR https://www.instagram.com/chika.ando/
Website: chikaandoillustration.com
More Products: https://society6.com/chikaandoillustration

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About ChikaAndo

Sales 39
On Etsy since 2011

My art shows how much I love COLOURS, HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY and a little bit of HUMOUR.

I was born and raised in Japan, but I've been living in Calgary, Alberta in Canada for longer than I was in my motherland. I still see the Japanese art scene as a huge influence on my art. The characters I draw are so cute and animated!

I spent the hard, solid four years to gain the bachelor degree of Visual Communication Designs from Alberta University of the Arts in 2008, and learned to be an illustrator!

I've worked on some commission work since then, but mostly been using art as a diary. That's why my illustrations are all deadly honest and raw. I can't help myself from throwing a hint of humor in there too! I apply my illustrations on magnets and block-print greeting cards. I appreciate art as is, but I'd like to sell something functional and practical. You gotta be surrounded by little merchandise that are unique, fun and cute to look at, right?

My other huge interest beside drawing and painting is learning about human psychology. That led me to a strong belief in mental health. We all need more education and support for mental health! I'm not helping people as a social worker or a teacher, but I hope to be helpful by spreading awareness.
Sharing is caring, truly! By expressing my inner, dark struggles through art, people feel connected. There's a magical power in connection. I don't only share the mental struggles, but I also share uplifting, encouraging art too.

I hope my art is relatable to you and cheers you up with my quotes and/or simply bright, fun colors!

Shop members

  • Chika Ando

    Owner, Maker

    Hi! I'm Chika. I do everything from coming up with all the quotes and images to shipping my creations out to you! Yep, I do some uncreative work like keeping up with the inventory and filing taxes too.

  • Creative Fairy

    Assistant

    She comes and goes as she's pleased like an unreliable contractor. She brings all the magical images to me to draw when I'm mentally in a dark place or I'm super inspired by something or someone.

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