“I don't mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity.”
― Marilyn Monroe
I am illustrating Hansel and Gretel. One of my favorite fairytales from my childhood. Here are some Gretel character design development. I love designing outfits and think what are the things that the character is interested so it is also a process of not only deciding what the character looks like but who they are and what is their personality.
"There was always some hawk in him. The man, the hawk and the mage"
Sketches for Tales from the Earthsea books by Ursula K. Le Guin.
For the past two years I feel that I´v been constantly surrounded by foxes from the school projects to fox house decor (and let´s not forget Fox Mulder). Well...here are few more.
Ravens in the ground and ravens on the fence. I love ravens. They are such clever intelligent magical creatures. Did you know that in Finnish mythology ravens were created from witche´s cauldron. Ink drawing to the sketchbook. My "pen" was once again a tree wig dipped into Indian Ink.
Hedgehogs are just adorable creatures. Here are some of my hedgehogs characters. Marker drawings in my sketchbook.
Pronounced as Nee-na.
Artist, illustrator, writer and a folklorist. Gryffinclaw. Comes from Finland. Likes cats, tea and period dramas.
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