Akemi Emma Ito

Region: British Columbia Vancouver BC
Issei | Burnaby


Akemi Ito has been a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) since 2014.
Drawing has been always a big part of her life since she was a child.
Born and raised in Japan, the culture has been inspired her a lot that includes Japanese comics and animations. She enjoys being creative and exploring different mediums such as watercolor, pen and ink, sumi calligraphy ink and colored pencils etc.
She currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Artist Statement

My influences are everything I see, feel and experience, and I take my imaginations with them. I am constantly drawing, taking my sketchbook everywhere, and sometimes the drawings develop into more in depth ideas and detailed images. Since being originally from Japan, and now living in Vancouver, Canada for many years, my creative style and drawings are influenced by both Japanese and Western cultures.
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