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#TheObsessions — Marina A Shares her Favourite Things

 
#TheObsessions — Marina A Shares her Favourite Things


What makes some of these local or global creatives tick? In this weekly column, Marina (mrn.a) shares her many inspirations and obsessions.
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1. Anime/Manga/Comics/Films/Books

Some of my current/all-time favorites. They’re mostly Sci-fi or fantasy-related, probably the biggest influence for my art.
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2. Games
Received my first Digimon Tamagotchi, then a Gameboy, followed by a Playstation One. I think from there I spiralled down that gaming path. [Laughs]
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3. Surrealism

I think I’ve been into this genre thanks to most of the things I’ve watched or played. Especially anything that is related to Fantasy, Cyberpunk or Mecha.
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4. Space
Always in love with spaces through architecture & how shapes & colours can manipulate and determine the mood for a space.
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5. Textures in Nature
If you look closely, there are so many patterns in a texture itself. I usually draw inspiration from it and manipulate it to suit my art.
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6. Making Art
I am not good with words or expressing my feelings through it. Making art is a way for me to journal my feelings and experiences. There’s this sort of cathartic feeling after drawing things out.
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7. My everything shelf
I keep all the things I need from supplements, meds, candles, perfume, and art supplies on one shelf since I use these things often when I need to get creative.
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8. Culture
I appreciate every aspect of my Indonesian roots from their beautiful folklores/myths to growing up drinking Jamu and listening to Gamelan but I’m mostly awed by their intricate art.
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9. GIFs
Just hypnotisingly comforting.