Hey, I’m Russell — aka, AkaiRiot.

I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. In 2010 I started making digital art, and I debuted as AkaiRiot in 2014. I made art my full-time career in 2016.

Monday through Friday, I post new artwork and share artwork from others on my Twitter. On weekends, I take a break from social media.

I’ve done design and illustration work for Crunchyroll, Panda Global, and the Frostbite Tournament series.

When I’m not drawing, I enjoy reading, gaming, watching movies and streams, and listening to music.

Tools of the Trade

  • Clip Studio Paint

  • Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Large Tablet

  • 2015 iMac

  • caffeine

Contact or send me a DM on Twitter