Anisa Ozalp was born and raised in New York, USA. She taught herself how to draw and paint at the age of three; her first drawing was of “Elmo” from Sesame Street. Anisa was inspired by Walt Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, and Laika movies and from books, she read when she was a little girl. She enjoyed animation and stop-motion films and was intrigued by how they were made behind the scenes. She loved reading imagination-provoking books which gave her the ability to create art today. Those who love art in its entirety would be great admirers of her work. Anisa is a versatile, multi-disciplinary artist whose works include illustrations, children’s books, drawing, sketching, oil painting, watercolor painting, digital design, calligraphy, embroidery, crocheting, puppet making, and fashion design. She mastered creating handmade dolls from imagination using her sewing machine at a very young age. She is also working on art-related e-commerce projects which involve handmade products. Her artwork is a mix of handcrafted and digital.
For her education, Anisa will be majoring in Art Animation. She holds a Fashion Design Certificate which she obtained in early 2021. She currently receives ongoing art training from her art teacher Song Binghui on drawing, oil painting, calligraphy, and watercolor. Currently, she’s advancing her Adobe Illustration, Photoshop, InDesign skills and working on her Adobe certifications. She’s experienced with Procreate software, where she creates her digital art. She actively references material from books like “The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams” and “The Illusion of Life Disney Animation by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston.”
Anisa has a social media following of individuals varying from many age groups starting from children to seniors. No matter what age, everyone finds a piece of themselves within her work.
Anisa completed several challenges, such as “100 Days of Sketching” & “100 Heads Challenge”, with great success and praise from her followers. She is determined, focused, and continuously evolving in her work. Anisa always pushes the boundaries and experiments with many art topics. She incorporates her artwork interculturally, representing different parts of the globe.
In personal achievements, she was awarded a trophy for her swimming in the Jersey Flyers Aquatic Club Team, which develops their swimmers to join the Olympics during the middle school years. She finished all levels of British Swim School ahead of schedule. She has fulfilled intermediate-level piano lessons while in middle school. All of these accomplishments showcase her determination and her desire to perform to the best of her ability.
She currently holds USA, British, and Turkish Citizenship. She is fluent in English, Turkish, Chinese, and intermediate-level Arabic and is looking forward to adding Japanese to her language skills. She has exposure to many cultures and is easily adaptable to international societies.
In her free time, she likes to research animation companies and their past/current projects. She obtains vast knowledge in the creative industries and follows all relevant news in the field. She attends art exhibits and expos such as Dangdai, One Art and visited numerous art museums in New York. Anisa possesses a free soul with so much passion for the arts and wants to do meaningful and beneficial work in the Animation industry and beyond.
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