Anisa Year 2009, New York
Anisa is a self-taught artist who learned how to draw and paint at the age of three. Her first drawing was of "Elmo" from Sesame Street. As She grew older, She participated in various art challenges and sought guidance from seasoned art masters and well-known art institutions to enhance her skills further. (Above Picture) Yes, that's her at three, drawing Elmo during her toddler days in New York.
Anisa Year 2009, New York

Anisa Year 2009, New York

Versatility through Extensive Art Education and Skills
Anisa is an artist whose versatility stems from her art education and skills honed under the tutorship of art masters and institutions worldwide. She showed interest in art from her early days, developing her drawing and painting abilities as a self-taught artist. Her journey includes actively participating in art challenges and seeking guidance from renowned art masters and institutions.
Her dedication to artistry is evident in her involvement in courses and challenges. She has taken part in drawing camp courses designed by Kesh, a visual raconteur artist, and embraced the 100 Days Challenge, focusing on consistency and growth in art. Influenced by Jake Parker and the Inktober Challenge, Anisa has worked on improving her skills and cultivating positive drawing habits. She has also undertaken the Continuous Line Challenge and the Ten Hundred Shape Challenge, broadening her repertoire of skills.
Anisa's expertise extends to Procreate, a raster graphics editor app, where she has produced a diverse range of artworks, including digital images, portraits, and children's book illustrations.
Her artistic explorations transcend the digital realm. Anisa has ventured into handcrafted mediums like crochet, creating dolls, miniature food, hats, and handbags inspired by Lauren Espy. She has engaged in crafting with Perler Beads, making handmade dolls, felt toys, Rainbow Loom creations, outdoor art projects, mosaic art, beaded jewelry, customized sneakers, cross-stitch bags, and pottery, receiving training from Özay Korkmazgil.
In pursuit of comprehensive artistic education, Anisa has studied at several institutions. She earned her Adobe certification after completing courses at Taipei Shih Chien University in Taiwan. She expanded her illustration, painting, and animation skills at the Academy of Art University's PCAE Art Experience. Additionally, she has refined her fashion industry skills through a Fashion Design Course at Taipei Shih Chien University.
Anisa's journey is not just about art but also about cultural exploration. Her studies in Traditional Chinese at the National Taipei University of Education and Shih Chien University Chinese Language Center, as well as her ongoing French language classes at the Institut Français, reflect her commitment to understanding and embracing different cultures. This multicultural education adds a unique dimension to her artistic identity, making her work all the more intriguing.
Throughout her artistic journey, Anisa has learned from various artists, including Song Binghui, Ahmed Aldoori, Asuman Dokuzlu, Mehmet Cetin, and Gultekin Ruzgar. Each mentor has uniquely contributed to their development, guiding in various disciplines such as oil painting, Chinese watercolor, calligraphy, still-life drawing, concept art, sculpture, and animation. This diverse educational background forms the foundation of her multifaceted artistic identity.
Kesh is a visual raconteur, artist. I attended his drawing camp courses and joined the challenges he developed, including the 100 Days Challenge.
Here's how it works; Draw every day for at least 6 mins/day for 100 Days. I joined the sketching challenge twice in 2000 and 2021, totaling 200 days. The challenge teaches you about consistency and growing with each art piece you make.
I also attended Drawing Camp offered by Kesh.

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I previously joined the month-long Jake Parker's Inktober Challenge focused on improving skills and developing positive drawing habits. Jake Parker is an American comic short-story producer, concept designer, cartoonist, and animator. As a set stylist for Blue Sky Studios, Jake contributed to the animated films Horton Hears a Who, Rio, and Epic.
Continuous Line Challenge 
Continuous line drawings provide a unique way to help artists develop hand-eye coordination. Continuous line drawings are made by keeping the pen or pencil in contact with the paper for the exercise duration and matching the speed of looking with the speed of drawing. I created several drawings for the Continuous Line Challenge, aka One Line Challenge.
Continuous Line Challenge
I previously joined Ten Hundred Shape Challenge, aka Random Shape Art Challenge, in 2018, where I had to turn an irregular shape into a creation. Peter Robinson of Ten Hundred is an artist from Michigan, who created this challenge. Peter makes sketches, and paintings, and does fun art challenges. 
In this challenge, you take random shape forms and begin filling the frames with whatever you can fit into them. There are no set rules to achieving it; take the form and let your creativity take over.
Procreate®  Sketch Paint Create​​​​​​​
Procreate is a raster graphics editor app for digital painting developed and published by Tasmanian software company Savage Interactive for iOS and iPadOS. It was launched on the App Store in 2011. I taught myself how to use Procreate in 2018; I have created many artworks using Procreate App, from digital images and portraits to Children's Books.​​​​​​​
Shih Chien University, Taiwan
Shih Chien University, Taiwan
National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan
National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan
I moved to Taipei in 2020 and studied Traditional Chinese two years for one year at the National Taipei University of Education and another year at Shih Chien University Chinese Language Center.
​​​​​​​Song Binghui of Taiwan is a seasoned artist, who organizes his own exhibitions in the Asia region with a vast following, He trained me for Oil Painting, Chinese Watercolor, Calligraphy, and Still Life Drawing in his studio in 2020 and 2021. He applies diverse art methods to define a sketch's continuity and the scenes' essence. His art reveals and combines tradition and contemporary with an entirely different style.
Song Binghui

Song Binghui

I practice my Oil Painting techniques by watching Bob Ross' official Youtube channel. Bob Ross, aka Robert Norman Ross, was a well-known oil paint artist who had his own TV show from 1983 - 1994. 
I decided to recreate The Grandeur of Summer Painting. I will share the progress soon so be on the lookout!
Bob Ross
Bob Ross has drawn by Anisa Ozalp
In my much younger days; I always was interested in beautiful design, making handcrafted items with my hands. 

CROCHET: In 2019 I created some dolls, adorable tiny foods, fruits, hats, handbags utilizing crochet. I had an interest in making mini amigurumi items and referenced Lauren Espy's works. 
PERLER BEADS: At the age of nine, I started to make Perler Beads. All the designs created were collected online. It helped me to improve my hand-eye coordination and learn color styles.
HANDMADE DOLLS: I handmade dolls in 2015. My first handmade doll was named “Brownie,” made from old clothing and buttons. My latest handmade doll was a crocheted fox called “Foxy”.
FELT TOYS: I created Felt Toys in 2016, utilizing felt fabrics, and taught myself how to sew. Later I used the felt toys created in my Stop Motion Animation Project.
RAINBOW LOOM: I made several Rainbow Loom creations in 2017, referencing Cortney Nicole.
OUTDOOR ART: I ventured out of my comfort zone and applied my drawing and painting skills to outdoor items such as a deck to add color and fun, using various Exterior Wood paints. 
MOSAIC ART: In 2021, I experimented with making my own mosaic lamp.
BEADED JEWELRY: I  started making necklaces with stone, shell, bones, glass, plastic, wood, and pearl in 2022, learning from masters through their online workshops.
CUSTOMIZED SNEAKERS: I  customized sneakers to represent images of Alice in Wonderland using leather paint in 2022.
CROSS STITCH UNIF BAG: I made UNIF Stitch Bag inspired by a needlepoint kit from the '70s called Ecology Tote Bag by Columbia Minerva in 2022.
POTTERY: Pottery, a timeless and universally beloved art form, revolves around creating practical and visually appealing objects using clay that has been strengthened through heat. In 2012, I had the privilege of receiving training from Özay Korkmazgil.

I joined Taipei Shih Chien University Continuous Learning Center with Adobe Courses, consisting of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, and received my Adobe certification. Shih Chien is considered one of the top schools in the field of Art & Design in Taiwan and the world and is ranked the #7 university ranking by Global Views.

Adobe Company

I attended PCAE Art Experience at the Academy of Art University, an art and design education program. I completed courses for Summer 2021. My Portfolio at the Academy of Art University can be accessed at this link. The classes I took:
AE 33 OL10: Introduction to Illustration
AE 60 OL3: Painting: Still Life 
​​​​​​​AE ANM33 OL3: Exploring Animation 
The Academy of Art University
The Academy of Art University
Shih Chien Fashion COURSE IN TAIWAN
I completed Fashion Design Course in 2021 from Taipei Shih Chien University. The program develops skills for the fashion design industry. The purpose is to bring students with little to no fashion experience to complete a personal collection. They teach everything from basic sewing skills to the applications of industrial knowledge. 
Lessons Completed: Fashion Design, Apparel Construction, Fashion Illustration, Textile Design, and Color. 
Shih Chien Fashion Course
Shih Chien University
In early 2021, I sparked an interest in how to make a hand puppet. I examined online references, viewed various Youtube videos, and found Adam Kreutinger to be the most straightforward on making customized puppets. As a result, along with the knowledge I gained through my fashion education, I created Monica The Puppet, which currently performs at Puppetwood Comedy and visits schools on request.

Puppeteer Adam Kreutinger

Adam Kreutinger 

I previously joined The 100 Heads Challenge by the prior instructor at Art Center College of Design, World Winner at Limits Digital Art Battle, and Concept Designer of Guild Wars 2 Ahmed Aldoori.
Ahmed Aldoori
Currently, I am working on my professional illustrator and concept artist skills in the concept art industry and taking Med's Map Digital Painting Course designed by Mr. Aldoori. The program consists of Rendering Form, Rendering Cubes, Skull, Skulls with no reference, Facial features, secret shapes and ratios, Color Appeal, Value Technique, Alla, Prima Direct Painting, Stylized Painting, Master studies, Studying real faces, Shape Design, Appealing Art, Intro to Concept Art, Character Portraits, Staging Your Characters, Composition: Understanding Tension, Focal Points, Rhythm, & Composition, Masks and Gold, Tiefling Portrait.
I graduated from Aydin Zubeyde Hanim Technical Girls Vocational School and received CorelDRAW courses. You can discover my CorelDraw designs in typography, patterns, logos, and packaging.
Aydin ​​LADY Zubeyde Technical Girls Vocational School
I graduated as the Valedictorian of Aydin Zubeyde Hanim Technical Girls Vocational School's Graphic Design Program. I excelled in my studies, ranking first in my class and achieving the highest grades. I completed a diverse range of courses, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustration, CorelDRAW, Human Anatomy, Still Life Drawing, and Perspective, which equipped me with a strong foundation in graphic design.
Asuman Dokuzlu, a graduate of Izmir Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department, had the opportunity to learn from renowned artists such as Adem Genç, Cuma Ocaklı, Feyzi Saydam, and Mümtaz Sağlam.
In 2021 and 2022, I had the privilege of receiving art tutoring from Asuman Dokuzlu, a Turkish painter from Aydin. She further pursued her artistic journey in both the Netherlands and Turkey, showcasing her talent through numerous exhibitions in both countries.
Mehmet Cetin serves as the head of the graphic and photography department at Aydin Lady Zubeyde School. I had the opportunity to participate in Mehmet Cetin's weekend classes, where I honed my skills in Human Anatomy and Still Life Imagery using live student models.
Mehmet Cetin Weekend Course
Mehmet Cetin Weekend Course
Mehmet Cetin Weekend Course
Mehmet Cetin Weekend Course


In 2021, I embarked on Tezhip classes under the guidance of Muzehhibe Elif Aydin at Cihanoglu Kulliyesi. Established in 1756, the institution showcases the magnificent Ottoman Baroque style and its intricate decorations.
During Tezhip classes, artists utilize a needle to meticulously trace their designs onto paper, which is then affixed to a sturdy boxwood or zinc base. The perforated paper is carefully positioned on the material to be decorated, and the holes are filled with a sticky, black powder. Once the paper is removed, the captivating design remains. The motif is then enriched and adorned with gold leaf or paint.
In 2022, I studied under renowned artist Gultekin Ruzgar, based in Aydın and renowned for creating exquisite fine art pieces. Alongside creating and exhibiting his own work, Ruzgar offers private lessons at his studio, even generously contributing to various social initiatives by donating his pieces. His work, such as the "Road to the Sun" sculpture gifted to Kuşadası Municipality

I started Animation Mentor in August 2022. The school concentrates on the art of 3D character animation and prepares students to create the kind of animation that entertainment studios want. Animation Mentor has the most studio-diverse mentors, with Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, and ILM animators.
Animation Mentor uses a wide range of software for its courses and workshops. The ones I used: My Files Pipeline - Artella Drive, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Procreate, Keyframe MP.

Anima Okul, located in Istanbul, offers education in several areas including 3D Animated Film Production, Rendering, Compositing, Modeling, Game Design, Character and Concept Design. The school also provides guidance in learning software applications such as Houdini, Maya, Unreal, ZBrush, and Toon Boom. I have had the opportunity to participate in various animation courses offered by this institution.
Anima Okul combines Anima Istanbul's 25 years of experience and knowledge with experience. Anima Okul also provides internships to the top of the class in all 6-month training and all students in 1-year training for the projects like Zeynep and Adis. In this way, this helps participants transform their technical knowledge into practical knowledge.
Pottery is an enduring and universally embraced art form, creating functional and aesthetically pleasing items from clay. I gained training from Özay Korkmazgil, an accomplished ceramic artist known for his workshop Atelye Sır in 2023. Korkmazgil views pottery as a therapeutic practice that fosters creativity and emotional well-being, promoting a sense of calm and stress relief.
Institut Français
The Institut Français is a French public industrial and commercial organization (EPIC). It is responsible for promoting French culture and language around the world. Currently, I am currently taking classes there to improve my French.
You can learn how I made some of my art by watching the Speedpaint videos and more on my Youtube channel. You can also let me know if you need to commission an artwork.
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