Our next artist feature takes a look at Nalu Rios (@808Cyber).
Read below for a small Q&A with our artist!
Please introduce yourself to the world!
My name is Nalu but you can call me by Cyber or Cy for short. I was born and raised here on the islands of Oahu. I am a Digital artist who is currently going to UH Manoa to possible become an animator in the future! I am a huge nerd when it comes to different things like games like Overwatch and fairly new to anime with things like My Hero Academia!
How long have you been a part of AMS? Student or Alumni?
I have currently been a part of AMS for almost 1 year being my freshman year here at UH Manoa.
When was your first time attending Kawaii Kon?
My first time ever attending Kawaii Kon was last year when I was a senior at James Campbell Highschool. I was surprised I haven’t heard of this convention but I had a blast the last time I had attended it! It was also my first time cosplaying at a convention. I went as Sans the Skeleton and Steven Universe for my first time!
What are your favorite anime at the moment?
Currently at the moment I’m trying to open up and find more animes I may potentially get into. Being that it has been a while since I’ve watched anime but I am happy to say that My Hero Academia was defiantly one of my favorites for coming back into watching Anime!
Where do you go your inspiration for your art?
Inspiration, it comes from many different things but what I feel like it comes from the most is what speaks to me as an individual. With things such as hope or determination being a key factor in shows I like. They inspire me and push me as an artist that I too one day could achieve this. That I can help motivate young artist to follow their dreams or in general anyone to not give up on their dreams! Music, Games and Shows from different fight scenes, the choice of music and more are what get myself pumped to draw all the time!
Where can we follow your art progress on social media?
If you would like to keep up with my future works you can find me here:
Any final words?
For any future artist or current artist in the world, never stop pushing yourself to be who you wanna be. You can do anything as long as you set your mind to it! You can create amazing and incredibles worlds, all it takes is some determination!
We hope you enjoyed this Q&A! If you want to check out his art, you can swing by Table D6 in the artist’s alley at KawaiiKon 2018. We’ll see you there!