Jessie Deare

Jessie Deare (aka Shika Yume) is a 22 year old illustrator based in Watford and Leeds in the UK. Studying Art and Design at the University of Leeds, Jessie spends her time scribbling away on projects, drinking tea, exploring or in the company of her like-minded and equally creative friends.

Lover of all things fantasy, wildlife, colour, music, and Japanese culture, the main body of her work takes its shape around these particular influences and themes. Her main media of choice is watercolour, fine liner pens and pencil. With these tools, she aims to create images with glowing and popping colours that contrast with the heavy, structured black lines and depict dream like qualities and quirky compositions.