Why did you pick this picture?
This was the first decent-looking landscape I created. I’m not very good at drawing backgrounds,
so I consider it a huge personal achievement.
Where did the idea for this art come from?
I love modern bestiaries, but most of them are rather biased in their approach to mythology.
Many interesting cultures are misrepresented or noticeably absent. So I decided to create
a series of collages depicting mythical creatures from not-so-well-known cultures. The Korio
is a Malian bird whose song signals future rainstorms.
What does this art mean to you?
I’m pretty attached to it because it took a lot of time and effort to complete successfully.
What can you tell us about yourself?
I’m a Spanish Design graduate and freelance illustrator.
What more can you tell us about your art?
I come from an interracial family, so my work is heavily influenced by other cultures.
I also draw inspiration from history, anthropology and literature.
To see more of Akissi’s work please follow the link below to see their tumblr account