Markia was raised in Detroit, during rough times, but she found her adventure through art and storytelling. She grew up listening to the old stories of her family members, which gave her an interest in history. Drawing for her was her way of exploring the world through imagination. Her love of art led her to study at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. An avid lover of fantasy settings, cultures, and mythology, Markia has made it her goal to create worlds where people of color are front and center. Diversity within her art means the world to her. She dreams of the day, that everyone sees themselves in media and everyone has the same access to telling their own stories. It is her belief that through sharing culture, sharing stories and creating art that the world will heal through understanding. Outside of drawing, she likes to watch documentaries, listen to D&D livestreams, and read historical articles. All of which fuels her work. She dreams of traveling the world to meet fellow artists and learn more about the world we live in.
Working with ITSME has been a pleasure and the organization of everyone was amazing. When I had questions ITSME took the time to answer everything. My transition into working with Astound was very smooth and I thank you all so much.
Check out more of her work here: http://astound.us/publishing/artists/markia-jenai