Written By: Carmen Ledesma
Sashalyn FIT Alumni is an eclectic, funky, new age Latina artist who is making her way into the art shows of Manhattan. Inspired by news, life and on site, events, research experiences, and sightings; her work continues to grow more progressively. Born on February 14th, the playful Sashalyn is working her way up into stardom. Her illustration hung on the wall at El Barrio: La Casa Azul Bookstore Gallery Show on April 12th, 2013.
Aside from the 2013 El Barrio: La Casa Azul Bookstore Art Show, past events like the 2012 Art for the Cure/OVC Fundraiser Art Show with eight other artists, that night the artists raised $2611 and donated for Ovarian Cancer Research. The 2010 Illustration Futuro at Illustration House, the 2009 Fashion Forward Gay Men’s Health Crisis and the 2009 Illustration vs. Fine Arts F.I.T. were shows, which featured Sashalyn’s Illustration.
Sashalyn Medina born in Manhattan, the proud Hispanic New Yorker is now a Freelance Illustrator who likes working with pen and ink and all types of print making techniques from woodcut to screen-printing. She has done storyboarding for independent films; clients continue to commission her for different projects.
Sasha believes her art is intricate, “convoluted in a way, you can judge it by many extremities. It can look complicated and it can look easy; there are simple lines. But when you learn the lesson it takes so much more than that. Pen and ink are about making decisions that are going to stay! That’s the beauty of the field, illustration is that but not limited to animation, storyboarding, hand drawn and digital animation, comics, fashion, and children’s books.”
Upcoming plans for Sashalyn Illustration is adding a celebrity section to her artwork, famous portraits, her first piece is on Obama – She plans to branch out more for more versatility.
You can Google Sashalyn Medina and you will find her everywhere on the Internet. Take the time to check out her artwork and style, get to know her because she is a rising star reaching new heights. Find her on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr by Sashalyn Illustration and @Sashalynillo.