Shaowei Liu studied Illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco from 1982-85 and graduated with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in commercial art. After several years working on commercial and editorial jobs, she started her long career in the game industry in 1992, 7 years for computer games and 15 years for 3D console games. She has been a part-time instructor at the Academy of Art since 2009 and has taught 3D Environment Art, Digital Painting and Watercolor Illustration. Shaowei Liu started to teach at local community centers such as Pacific Art League in Palo Alto when retiring from video games in 2014. Having worked with digital tools and technology for more than 2 decades, she now devotes her interest in reviving the traditional art forms and techniques for book illustrations.
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