– Through the ups and downs of life, illustration always found it’s way back to me. Even though difficult times pulled me away and directed me to other options that seemed good enough at the moment, I am never as fulfilled as when I make imagination come to life. I love to hear stories, and then find a way to make them just a bit more tangible to us who are anchored in real life.
When I give a face to a character or an atmosphere to a setting, it’s like seeing a magical world unravel in slow motion. –
I am a traditional media artist with a special passion for the world of storytelling and role playing, and a lot of what you see here comes from fantasy stories and RPG campaigns. I love to sketch as people are telling stories and, even more than coming up with things by myself, I love the spontenaity of the ideas that flourish in my mind through collective storytelling.
I started drawing with a purpose at quite a young age, I think. Children draw, but I guess it starts to become something different when we decide to grow from scribbling to more conscious, skill developing drawing. When I was around 10 I started trying to copy things in a way the lines and geneal composition where similar to the original. By the time I was 13 I had started creating characters based on tv series I watched, and at 15 I was creating an entire world, with it’s own characters, lore, fauna and flora.
Things don’t always go as we plan. It’s worse if you didn’t even plan to begin with.
I went to art school, which enriched my skills, but after that I had no idea what I was supposed to do with the things I created. I was very shy (and I bit slow I must confess) as a young adult. I struggled to connect to others, and didn’t pursue a lot of opportunities being caught in a cicle of procrastination and self sabotage. I made a very conscious effort to grow out of it, but that took me years and eventually made me drift away from my creative practices.
In the end of 2017 I made the decision to go back. I enjoyed some of the things I was doing, but nothing was like when I started creating characters again. Illustrating our D&D campaign was as if I were regaining a lost sense, and I felt as if I were gradually coming back from being dormant for a long time.
Now I am proud to say illustration is my main focus. Feel free to go through the galleries, and follow me on Instagram if you’d like to see more o f my process. I hope the images here can serve with a bit of magic, just as they do for me.