Lives in Brooklyn New York, and is the son of world-renowned artist Ellsworth Ausby and Jamillah Jennings-Ausby. Kalif Ausby is a second-generation School of Visual Arts Graduate holding both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree focusing on cartooning and animation. Ausby’s artwork is based on the social issues viewed growing up within the hip-hop community and having a strong love for comic books and animation. He specializes in character development with a strong focus in two dimensional renders, using traditional pencil, and paints. He also uses Photoshop for the speed. Kalif Ausby draws inspiration from artist such as, his father Ellsworth Ausby a former tenure instructor at the School of Visual Arts, Grey Williamson, Alex Ross, Frank Frazzeta, and a host of other artists from various mediums.