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Welcome to Yinkore - The online store and portfolio of digital artist, Yinkore.
Thank you for visiting my website! I want you to know that you are always welcome.
I hope my services met your needs? Whether it was my body of work, my products or sporadically updated blog, I would love to get your feedback!
If you would like to commission me for any jobs, please contact me and I'll respond as soon as I can.
KID LIT ILLUSTRATIONS
I specifically create colorful illustrations for children’s literature. As a kid, I was a visual learner so I know all too well the impact a great painting can make in a child’s life. I am careful to make sure each painting is packed with enough character to hold their attention but simple enough to pass on across a clear message
Without a reference, I create fully formed characters from scratch using only your suggested traits as a guide. Facial expressions, clothing and added niches are always pivotal to the complete actualization of a character. I make sure that these details are carefully tended to so at first glance, all your characters quirks are evident.
Illustrations have varying styles and many paths that can be chosen. Although I am not a hyperrealist, a reference must be provided and with that, I will use my originality to lovingly create a piece with the perfect balance of texture, colour and shadows.
FABRIC PRINT PATTERN MAKING
Manipulating repetitive design into an entirely different piece of art is definitely something that requires a lot of patience, but the rewarding results make it worth it. Determining the colour combination and shape of a pattern can be the difference between a masterpiece and just another project, so allow me to breathe life through my print into your fabric. From initial concept to final piece, I work on making specific design choices I know will ensure a pleasing aesthetic overall.
This light-on-dark colour scheme always grabs attention. Bold and incredibly visually appealing, I use vivid lines to tell a story in the most idyllic way, despite its dramatic presentation. I make sure every brush stroke is deliberate, thought through and specific to every client.
With this style, I depart partially or completely from recognizable representation or form and my only fuel is raw emotion. Lines both cursive and straight, shapes differing in size and form, a selection of bold colours and patterns to create a piece I know will have varying points of views. You don’t need to understand it to know that I am communicating. I have freed my creating from the confinement of traditional restrictions, please be patient with yourself and know that you don’t need to find meaning to enjoy my art.
*note that multiple services can be used in the creation of one piece
A Self Taught Digital Artist
A BIT ABOUT ME
I was born as Ohimor Oghenerume Yinkore in Warri, a small town in Nigeria. As a black woman, I represent in equal capacity, two of the greatest minorities in the world. I see the portrayal of my rich African heritage and the reverence of the divinity of the female form, as not just a choice but an obligation.
My traditions are juxtaposed with my medium, digital art. This allows me to portray the modern appeal of women and African culture in a digital era.
Art is how I speak, go through my pieces and learn my language.