My name is Diandrea Ancrum (also known as Koyuki Panda). I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember and digitally painting since 2009.
I was born on May 25, 1991 in the Bronx, New York City. I started drawing at about the age of 6. My inspirations are Disney movies, magic, anime, superheros, biblical and religious folk tales & myths, afternoon cartoons and Adam Hughes.
A small fun fact about me is that I’m left handed.
From a young age I learned simple doodling, which turned into simple drawings, which turned into full blown art pieces. I learned on my own what colors were complementary, what colors pairings were more aesthetically pleasing to the eye and overall what made more sense.
Ever since I was a child I knew I wanted to work in an artistic environment; doing something that would please and challenge me as an artist, as well as please my audience and any onlookers that decide my artwork is worth taking a gander at.
As of now, I have tons of influences, which have all helped in developing my artwork and my diverse style. Although, I know improvement is an unquestionable given, I will never lose my confidence and the hope that one day my artwork will make a difference and leave an impact on the world.