About

Hello! My name is Nyssa Shaw. I'm an illustrator, designer, and writer.

Everyone has influences. Mine were very nearly decided for me the moment my parents decided to name me after a character on Dr. Who. I've been living and breathing the sci-fi/fantasy genre as far back as my memory stretches(which, okay, wildly varies based on the day). I'm fascinated by the human need for storytelling. Diana Wynne Jones, Tamora Pierce, Phillip Pullman, C.S. Lewis, Douglas Adams, Mercedes Lackey, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman all inspired in me a need to observe, learn, and create.

Follow me on social media for dragon paintings and otter videos!


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