I’m pretty sure Alexia Tryfon is being followed by a pack of pixies. I don’t want to alarm anyone, but it seems that there are sparkles and prisms reflecting colors everywhere she goes. Everything around her is brilliant and beautiful, but then again, so is the artwork she creates. I had the privilege of meeting Alexia and her husband at the CTN Animation Expo a few weeks back. I kind of stumbled into her booth because something kept reflecting brilliant lights and colors into my eyes. Naturally, I assumed it was pixies and immediately went over to face the perpetrators for disrupting the cool aura I was putting off as I walked wide eyed around the convention for the seventh time. Super cool. But instead of facing the magical creatures I expected, I was faced with Alexia’s incredible artwork. It must have been where the pixies were hiding because the colors still shone bright and beautiful through each of her prints. I had the pleasure of talking with her and picking her brain a little bit about her inspirations and how she develops such stunning landscapes and creations; all the while keeping an out for the pesky pixies. Originally working as an industrial designer, she decided to pursue a career in visual development and has been creating magic ever since. She’s worked primarily doing backgrounds and layouts, inspired heavily by nature and the aura it gives, and has been slowly breaking into more character design. All of which had me thoroughly engaged and feasting on the dynamic color schemes and slightly geometric forms that make up her world, forcing myself to blink a few times just to make sure this was real. The pixies still had to be around somewhere because something mystical was going on. I noticed the same effect on her husband who was just as charming as she. Now, even though I never could find those pixies or prove who had brought me there, I must give them credit for luring me to know the work of Alexia Tryfon. And even though I still remain pixie-less, I still found the bits of magic I was looking for.
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