I'm Ivy Dolamore, a 23-year-old cryptid living in Appalachia. Central Florida born to hippie-esque parents, I've been an unschooler all my life. I could be described as a self-taught artist, though what that really means is my teachers come from all over the place, just not a traditional school setting.
I focus on digital pop-art styled illustration and painting. I enjoy a lot of creative mediums and try to integrate what I have learned from traditional methods into anime and cartoon styles. I had a childhood in love with pop scene culture, and a young adulthood strongly inspired by LGBT+ culture.
Unschooling has given me the chance to be actively working for years. Despite lacking formal education, I'm constantly seeking guidance and knowledge from industry professionals. I've been working under deadlines and companies since I was just a kid using my mom's Paypal to create content for private gaming servers.
Not only that, but years of retail experience has made me someone extremely used to teamwork, responsibility, and good relations between customers and coworkers alike.
I'm proficient in Photoshop, Procreate, and Paint Tool SAI.
Artists Alley @ Anime Festival Orlando, 2011
Artists Alley @ Asheville Anime Regional Convention, 2019
Cover illustrations for Lidiya Foxglove's Queen of the Sun Palace trilogy, 2018
Feature in ImagineFX, September 2019
Banana Fish Fanzine Take Me To Where You Are, 2019
Banana Fish Fanzine Street Sense, 2019
Community Coordinator Spruce Art Residency, 2019
One Piece Fanzine Feast, 2020