Hi! My name’s Elise and I’m an illustrator from Kent, in the UK.
I began illustrating officially in 2016 (see my portfolio!) but I’ve been drawing for far longer than that. My very first submission on DeviantArt is from 2005, at the age of 13, after getting obsessed with the cartoon Xiaolin Showdown (90s kids represent) and wanting to draw my own fanart, and I’ve been scribbling ever since.
In hindsight, illustration or graphic design would have been the ideal course to pursue, but being the overachiever I am, I went for medicine. The stress and unfamiliarity of this culminated in a mental breakdown and I spent several years in therapy discovering that I’m awful at talking about my feelings. Luckily, I’m not too bad at drawing them, and our art therapy sessions both helped me to open up and process my breakdown and to get back in touch with my creative side, which I’d been neglecting for years.
Now I’ve rediscovered the joy that I find in creating emotive, visually stunning images, bringing fantasy to life and adding beautiful illustration to all of my favourite stories, seasons, and far more, and I never plan to let it go.
If I could help to bring your dreams to life, please get in touch!