Vicky Ly is a Toronto based artist who studied Drawing and Painting at OCAD University. Her work explores her long time fascination of Japanese culture by using recurring characters and themes. She draws inspiration from manga/anime, irezumi (traditional Japanese tattoo) and patterns. Her work appears in many formats including painting, drawing, printmaking and apparel. She runs an online shop called Dojinshi Studio on ETSY, while pursuing her dream career in tattooing at Chronic Ink. 

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  1. These are a thing, grab em in my shop at dojinshistudio.etsy.com. Want to customize em? Email me!
    These are a thing, grab em in my shop at dojinshistudio.etsy.com. Want to customize em? Email me!
  2. Also if you missed the show this weekend. Check out my website vickyly.com - which I paid lots of 💸💸💸 for 😒😒😒😒😒😒😒
    Also if you missed the show this weekend. Check out my website vickyly.com - which I paid lots of 💸💸💸 for 😒😒😒😒😒😒😒
  3. If you missed this weekend at #gradex103 - dis for you ❤️
    If you missed this weekend at #gradex103 - dis for you ❤️
  4. Come see this piece in person at @ocaduniversity!!! RM 488 😬 May 3-6! 
If you're there may 3rd, msg me and I'll come meet up with you!
    Come see this piece in person at @ocaduniversity!!! RM 488 😬 May 3-6! If you're there may 3rd, msg me and I'll come meet up with you!
  5. Come see my ONSEN series at grad ex!!! May 3-6 🎉🎉🎉
    Come see my ONSEN series at grad ex!!! May 3-6 🎉🎉🎉
  6. Sticker pack??? Jk
    Sticker pack??? Jk
  7. New room, who dis?
    New room, who dis?
  8. 📌 pins that are being released in May! I'm super happy about these ones 😬 they were really fun to design
    📌 pins that are being released in May! I'm super happy about these ones 😬 they were really fun to design
  9. Should this become a painting???
    Should this become a painting???
  10. Happy international women's day! Bless you strong ass women 💪🏻💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿 yaaaas girl 😘
    Happy international women's day! Bless you strong ass women 💪🏻💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿 yaaaas girl 😘
  11. I'm currently on my reading week and reflecting on this school year. It's definitely the most work I've produced in a semester and it's hectic but I really love it because I'm making two types of art I actually love. Super grateful that I'm able to find that at the end of my school year @ocaduniversity because I know a lot of people are still looking for that even in their last year. Being at school has helped me mature as a person and as an artist. Being here has helped me understand what an artist is - my first year teacher, Diane Pugen, once said to us that an artist never takes breaks and that's stuck with me ever since. I'm really excited to see all my finished pieces at the end of the year. ☺️ you're all my friends and I really want to thank you for the support in my online shop, and at (zine) fairs and buying things that help me live as an artist. I really really appreciate it!!!! 🥂😬👌🏼
    I'm currently on my reading week and reflecting on this school year. It's definitely the most work I've produced in a semester and it's hectic but I really love it because I'm making two types of art I actually love. Super grateful that I'm able to find that at the end of my school year @ocaduniversity because I know a lot of people are still looking for that even in their last year. Being at school has helped me mature as a person and as an artist. Being here has helped me understand what an artist is - my first year teacher, Diane Pugen, once said to us that an artist never takes breaks and that's stuck with me ever since. I'm really excited to see all my finished pieces at the end of the year. ☺️ you're all my friends and I really want to thank you for the support in my online shop, and at (zine) fairs and buying things that help me live as an artist. I really really appreciate it!!!! 🥂😬👌🏼
  12. 😛😛😛
    😛😛😛
  13. Just watched @shesgottahave and I'm inspired by @tlynnfaz's message and work 😍😊 #stoptellingwomentosmile
    Just watched @shesgottahave and I'm inspired by @tlynnfaz's message and work 😍😊 #stoptellingwomentosmile
  14. 🏋🏻‍♀️Weightlifting ukiyo-e hand for sale - DM me 😮wristwraps, thumb tape and chalk cloud and all😆🏋🏻‍♀️
    🏋🏻‍♀️Weightlifting ukiyo-e hand for sale - DM me 😮wristwraps, thumb tape and chalk cloud and all😆🏋🏻‍♀️
  15. WHO WORE IT BETTER?!
    WHO WORE IT BETTER?!
  16. 🍉🍉🍉Densuke watermelon 🍉🍉🍉 for sale 💙
    🍉🍉🍉Densuke watermelon 🍉🍉🍉 for sale 💙
  17. Happy new year 🎉! I'm late to the party but thank you for the support in 2017 and the crazy amount of support from the holidays 🎄!!! I appreciate it so much 😭. I have lots planned for 2018 including new pins, I hope I can keep making things you'll like 💙 this painting is the first painting I did this year and it's a square watermelon from Japan, these go for over $100!!!! 🍉
    Happy new year 🎉! I'm late to the party but thank you for the support in 2017 and the crazy amount of support from the holidays 🎄!!! I appreciate it so much 😭. I have lots planned for 2018 including new pins, I hope I can keep making things you'll like 💙 this painting is the first painting I did this year and it's a square watermelon from Japan, these go for over $100!!!! 🍉
  18. @cityofcraft was fun!!! I occasionally love to splurge on local artists too 😬 my favourite is that milk print by @alburda
    @cityofcraft was fun!!! I occasionally love to splurge on local artists too 😬 my favourite is that milk print by @alburda
  19. recent painting 🍤
    recent painting 🍤
  20. Ink drawing done for a Totoro print order 😯 w/ Miyazaki foods
    Ink drawing done for a Totoro print order 😯 w/ Miyazaki foods
  21. When you're only allowed one cheat meal 🍥🍙🍚🍡🍢🍘🍣🍟🍳🍖🥓🍞🧀🥖🍤🍪🍩
    When you're only allowed one cheat meal 🍥🍙🍚🍡🍢🍘🍣🍟🍳🍖🥓🍞🧀🥖🍤🍪🍩
  22. Yo thanks!!! Asian zine fair was fun! Thank you @deerikit and Rain for giving me an opportunity to do this and WAYF! Thanks for the support in my art, a lot of y'all like @mpabuel (who took this photo) bought a lot of my animals pins! It goes to a great cause that I believe in (@saintsrescue and @wildfoundation) - I'm so grateful!!!!! 🤙🏼🍙
    Yo thanks!!! Asian zine fair was fun! Thank you @deerikit and Rain for giving me an opportunity to do this and WAYF! Thanks for the support in my art, a lot of y'all like @mpabuel (who took this photo) bought a lot of my animals pins! It goes to a great cause that I believe in (@saintsrescue and @wildfoundation) - I'm so grateful!!!!! 🤙🏼🍙
  23. Hihihi! I'll be at the @pixelandbristle winter market next Saturday 😬 yay!
    Hihihi! I'll be at the @pixelandbristle winter market next Saturday 😬 yay!
  24. This tote will be at the AZN ZINE FAIR THIS SUNDAYZZZZZZZZZ! See ya there 😑😛 Address: Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Ave.)
Time: 12-5 
dis sunday
    This tote will be at the AZN ZINE FAIR THIS SUNDAYZZZZZZZZZ! See ya there 😑😛 Address: Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Ave.) Time: 12-5 dis sunday
  25. YA OR NAH??????? 🏋🏻‍♀️🏋🏼‍♀️🏋🏽‍♀️🏋🏾‍♀️🏋🏿‍♀️ gonna list this later tn 😛
    YA OR NAH??????? 🏋🏻‍♀️🏋🏼‍♀️🏋🏽‍♀️🏋🏾‍♀️🏋🏿‍♀️ gonna list this later tn 😛
  26. These pins are ON SALE for 25% OFF!!!! I love sales 😍 no code is needed, I already knocked down the prices. Clearing out product for new pieces to come in 😬 I appreciate all the support from everyone the past year and a half 😭TYTY 🌸💖
    These pins are ON SALE for 25% OFF!!!! I love sales 😍 no code is needed, I already knocked down the prices. Clearing out product for new pieces to come in 😬 I appreciate all the support from everyone the past year and a half 😭TYTY 🌸💖
  27. HI! 🙋🏻Come by next Sunday in Toronto, ON for this. This will be the first fair I didn't get rejected from this year LOL 😂🌸 I'll have stickers, og drawings, pins, prints and totes 😖💁🏻
    HI! 🙋🏻Come by next Sunday in Toronto, ON for this. This will be the first fair I didn't get rejected from this year LOL 😂🌸 I'll have stickers, og drawings, pins, prints and totes 😖💁🏻
  28. Freal tho... 😰
    Freal tho... 😰
  29. Been super stressed lately but have finally started the production on my oly plate charm bracelets. There will be lace locks from that design too. I'll try to get em done way before Christmas.
    Been super stressed lately but have finally started the production on my oly plate charm bracelets. There will be lace locks from that design too. I'll try to get em done way before Christmas.
  30. #tbt to this painting 🍜 👻🎃 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Have a spooky ramen for me
    #tbt to this painting 🍜 👻🎃 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Have a spooky ramen for me
  31. To all the lifters, I've had these lil bbs for like a month now and don't know what to do with them yet 😅 stay tuned??
    To all the lifters, I've had these lil bbs for like a month now and don't know what to do with them yet 😅 stay tuned??
  32. The gift I received from @wildfoundation after donating the 160 USD I raised from selling the paw pin. THANK YOU GUYS for supporting this cause! 😍 And this gift isn't close to the work they do to help save our wildlife!!! 🦁🐯🐵🐨🐼
    The gift I received from @wildfoundation after donating the 160 USD I raised from selling the paw pin. THANK YOU GUYS for supporting this cause! 😍 And this gift isn't close to the work they do to help save our wildlife!!! 🦁🐯🐵🐨🐼