This lovely young artist was sent to us from RLG, a fellow classmate of hers and a young artist we interviewed. Though quite modest about her artistic talents, Erikka is most comfortable drawing anime style. She started drawing in grade school reading tutorials on the internet during high school.
Over the years Erikka has been able to develop a style of her own, exploring both Photoshop and Paint Tool Sai. She explains that she starts from a simple pencil drawing on recycled paper, outlines it with a Sharpie and scans it in. After that she cleans the rough pencil sketch and adds in the color with Photoshop.
Now she’s planning to buy a tablet so she can do more digital art, and we couldn’t be more excited to see just what she’ll produce.
Name: Erikka Leslie Cajes Fernando
Location: Cebu City (Originally from Zamboanga City)
# of brothers/sisters:
1 older brother and 2 elder sisters
Anime and Anime-realism and a little bit of semi-realism
Who do you most admire?
Jesus. For he loved us so much that he willingly came down to earth and be human just like anybody else. His blood cleansed the world of its sins. And because of that, we are now able to enter in an intimate relationship with him and He loves me even though I think I am unworthy. (We don’t think so Erikka)
Your biggest dream?
To go to Singapore and work there as an animator
Your biggest love?
For now, my biggest love is my family
When you grow up you want to be a…?
Besides being an animator, I also want to be a good servant of the church. Being a Christian, it is important that I have to balance my work/studies and my spiritual life. Maybe I could lead the music team or be a youth leader.
What is most important to you in life?
My relationship with my family and Jesus.
Of course, your relationship with your family is most important.
When everything seems wrong, to whom do you run to? Yet everything will come to an end. Jesus is the beginning and the end and when my life ends, I begin a new life in Christ.
If you had a million dollars (pesos) what would you do with it? Save half of it, and use the other half and put up a business to sustain myself and my family. If not, I would donate the other half to my church in Zamboanga. You see, I grew up with my church and ever since I was little, our church didn’t have it’s own building. It’s been a dream of our members to put up it’s own building…
And if I still have money left…I would buy my own Pump It Up (dancepad) machine and put it in my living room.