Illustrator Diego Fazio aka DiegoKoi was born in a small town of southern Italy called Lamezia Terme. He never got a professional artistic education.
This fact makes his works even more impressive. He began his artistic career as a tattoo artist. He even had his own tattoo parlor. But when Fazio got acquainted with the work of the great Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai he decided to leave the tattoo art and fully dedicate himself to drawing hyper-realistic portraits using only a pencil.