Sarah Childs

Gyzra Ink is the home of the art and stories of UK based artist Sarah Childs (pictured right at MCM Glasgow 2015). 

Professional artist since 2011 under the Gyzra Ink banner, Sarah specialises in detailed fantasy artwork with a particular love of creating and illustrating characters.

Her greatest influence stems from her love of video games. As an avid gamer for her entire life she can't help but be inspired by the imaginative worlds of The Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, Final Fantasy, League of Legends, Dot Hack, and new creations she is still discovering every day.

Sarah debuted at MCM London Comic Con with The Chronicles of Gyzra trilogy, an action adventure manga series that took 10 years of dedicated work to complete. Currently Sarah is studying under the masterful Istebrak to prepare her skillset for working in the games industry, with the hope of fulfilling her life-long dream of becoming a concept artist.

Where to find me

Currently all conventions are closed for 2020. I hope to see you all soon, but you can always contact me below or say hi on a Livestream at Twitch.tv/AGamerDraws

Contact me!

If you are interested in hiring me for your project, discussing commissions or would like advice on your own art goals feel free to drop me a message!

FAQ

Are you looking for work right now?

I am very interested in working within the games industry, particularly in the concept art, illustration or game art sectors. I would love the opportunity to work with you!

Copyright relating to other Companies

Gyzra Ink and Sarah Childs work hard to ensure that artwork adheres to fair use and transformative copyright laws. Gyzra Ink also works hard to ensure that no artwork intrudes on the original creators intellectual copyright and works to support and develop the various fan communities. However, if you are the copyright holder of a piece inspired by your work, and have any issues with artwork that is being sold, advertised or produced via Gyzra Ink, feel free to contact immediately and the appropriate actions will be taken. Thank you.

Copyright relating to Gyzra Ink

Gyzra Ink encourages the creation of fan art and anything that helps to develop and support the Gyzra Ink community. If you wish to sell work relating to Gyzra Ink property you must contact Gyzra Ink first for written permission. Direct copies of artwork is not acceptable and each manga has it's own copyright statement printed on the first page which must be adhered to. If you have any questions feel free to contact Gyzra Ink.

Do you have an ArtStation?

Yes. You can find me on ArtStation here.

What art tools do you use?

For digital work I use PhotoShop CS5. I use a Cintiq 13HD tablet for most work and use an iPad with Procreate for sketches.

For traditional artwork I use mostly ProMarkers for colouring and Steadtler fine liners for line art. I also use a Sakura white gel pen for highlights and a Palomino Blackwing 502 for sketching. A G-pen and Sumi Ink were used in the creation of The Chronicles of Gyzra.

Did you go to art school?

I applied to The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, New York and was accepted. However, despite being told I was good enough for a scholarship, I did not receive one and therefore couldn't afford to go. Instead I decided to stay in the UK and work on my manga series and artwork. I completed my study at The Oatley Academy and am now being mentored by Istebrak.

How much will my commission cost?

Please drop me a message and we can discuss this.

Can you draw this for me for free/charity?

No. Drawing puts a lot of strain on my hand which has suffered several injuries throughout my art career, therefore I only work on paid commissions or my own projects. Commissions that have been paid in advance or have a close deadline will always be worked on first.

Can I ask your advice about something/interview you for a school or work project?

Of course! Feel free to email me if you want advice about your own artwork, need to do an interview, or anything else and I will try to get back to you as soon as I can. 

Can I talk to you/hug you at a convention?

I will always give as much time as I can to anyone who visits me and yes, I love hugs! (but please ask first!) I get booked up for portraits incredibly quickly at conventions, often within the first 2 hours and because of this sometimes I don't  have a lot of time to chat. Feel free to wave and say hi and I will chat to you the next time I am free. You can always email me if you want a longer chat. 

Email: sarahchilds@gyzra.com

Tel or Text: 07595 423 395 (Please leave a message.)

Post: Gyzra Ink, 70 Gideons Way, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, SS17 8EU United Kingdom


Qualifications 

The Oatley Academy Magic Box Program

Business Accounting Short Course

A Levels: Art, History, ICT

AS Level: English

GCSE: A*A* Applied Art, A* Graphics, Distinction ICT


Published work

The Chronicles of Gyzra Courage and Hope

The Chronicles of Gyzra Wisdom and Strength

The Chronicles of Gyzra Truth and Lies

Aesthetic Warriors

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