Kari Yocom


Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently


Born Seattle WA 11/29/1983 . Currently live in Portland OR.



What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures


I have been drawing and coloring since I can remember.



Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding


I grew up with skateboarding (my friends and classmates). It has surrounded me since I was young. 



Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


Favorite artist is Shaun tan.

When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing


When I am not doing art I am cooking, hiking, traveling, going to concerts & poetry slam, hanging out with my friends and my two cats.



Who are your biggest influences


Biggest influences are Shaun Tan, Paul Klee, Amanda Wachob, James Jean, Gunvor Rasmussen, Mucha, William Park..



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


I work in many mediums. I work with ink and skin more than anything these days, but most of my non-tattooing experience is in acrylic, ink, watercolor and colored pencil.


Anything else you want to tell?


I love doing art and the impulse behind my creations is strong. I am very thankful to the people who appreciate and support what I do. 

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