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Anna Pan, also known as annaxiin, is a Chinese-Australian illustrator and animation student. 

Anna started making art in 2012, at 17 years old. She has grown a substantial following on Tumblr, with each of her drawings typically garnering a couple of thousand notes.

“I definitely started as a way to communicate small ideas as cute little comics, to make others laugh. I think being able to convey emotions through art is still one of the most important things to me. When I started I was going through a pretty tough patch in life and it definitely helped me to stay anchored to the ground, so to speak!”

Outside of art, Anna enjoys music, fashion, and studying different sciences.

“I’ve also recently picked up cooking and it’s made such a huge difference in my life, as well as being a nice break from working all the time!”

Anna derives inspiration from several renowned artists like Hiroshi Yoshida, Katsuhiro Otomo, and Taiyo Matsumoto. She is also inspired by those around her.

“I find that a lot of my close friends and art acquaintances are the most inspiring and always push me to do better and be a better person!”

You can support Anna by keeping up with her here on Tumblr, checking out her website, following her on Twitter, and buying some of her prints.


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*Featured by Ali

Here is my contribution to the incredible 1001 Knights created by @kevinjaystanton and @anniestoll! Very excited to be a part of this bright and ambitious project that is shattering all of our kickstarter expectations. It is packed with art created by literally hundreds of talented illustrators. 

My piece depicts an important scene from one of my personal projects, White Oak.

There are still 15 days left of the kickstarter campaign, so if you’re interested at all in this, please go check it out and help spread the word!  

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POW! WOW! HAWAII! 2016 Day Two.

This week, February 6th through the 14th, artists from around the world are currently participating in POW! WOW! HAWAII! 2016.  The week-long street art festival features gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, concerts and live art installations.  The event also focuses on using art to bring communities together and the feeling of friendship, family and art is very much alive here in Kaka’ako, Honolulu.

Day two of painting saw the NTL Cru wall begin to take shape as Tatiana Suarez began her part,  Andrew Hem and Ekundayo made a great deal of progress on their beautiful piece,  Kaiili Kaulukukui worked on his one of a kind Oceanic mural, Audrey Kawasaki’s mural took shape on her curved wall and Defer slowly transformed his wall into something a living creature.

You can check out my week long coverage of the event by checking out Supersonic’s posts on POW! WOW! or Supersonic’s Instagram.

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POW! WOW! HAWAII! 2016 Day 2, Part 2!

This week, February 6th through the 14th, artists from around the world are currently participating in POW! WOW! HAWAII! 2016.  The week-long street art festival features gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, concerts and live art installations.  The event also focuses on using art to bring communities together and the feeling of friendship, family and art is very much alive here in Kaka’ako, Honolulu.

Scenes above: Bicicleta Sem Freio worked all day with no shade on their wall but however bad this might seem, it is cooled by the incredible work that they are producing.  Audrey Kawasaki tip toes to paint the top of one of her mural’s flora.  Hauser begins his colorful and soon to be epic piece.  And Edwin Ushiro telling a joke to his assistant in front of his refreshing, beautiful piece.

You can check out my week long coverage of the event by checking out Supersonic’s posts on POW! WOW! or Supersonic’s Instagram.

(See Part 1 of Day 2)