name: Chihiro Howe ハウ千尋 nationality: Japanese-American based in: Oregon, USA
I started drawing ever since I could hold a pencil, and that's what I've been doing since.
I was born and raised in Japan until middle school, then moved to the States. I also went to BYU-Hawaii for college, where I worked as a Japanese tour guide and a sign maker at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
My influencers are: Ghibli, Disney, Eiichiro Oda (creator of manga "One Piece"), Masashi Kishimoto (creator of manga "Naruto"), Kei Enue (shoujo manga artist), Arina Tanemura (shoujo manga artist), and many more.