Category Archives: Imaginarium

Card Game

These are illustrations I’ve been doing for a card game with Japanese influence. They are all images of the victims and one image is the cover.

I really enjoyed working on this project, trying to bring the innocence and vulnerability in each character.









The Wise and Vulnerable-valerie-black


Lantern Light-valerie-black






Young Samurai-valerie-black




The Little One-valerie-black



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Stick Together

After a visit to an animal park…


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The Easter Bunny

I suddenly got into the Easter mood! I made quite a few variations of this concept. At first I was thinking to make a real fluffy bunny, but after a lot of sketches I found out that a human figure representing the rabit worked much better for the idea I had in my head. Another proof that you must make lots of thumbs and sketches before you start the final piece, though I must admit sometimes (very rearly) I skip this process and go ahead with the first sketch I make like I’ve done with “Hidden Things”.


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Happy Jack the Cat

“Jack is a homeless cat. He had a home once, living with a rather excentric old lady, but after her departure he was forced to live on the streets. Jack is not an ordinary cat he’s got his big hat that his owner had made for him to keep all his belongings safe and tidy, travelling here and there and everywhere he always has a big smile on his face, no matter what happens to him happiness never leaves him.”

It wasn’t hard to come up with a concept for this adorable creature. I really enjoyed working on him. I loved playing with different ideas and approaches for this character until I found the right one. Unlike most of my recent works for this one I combined digital with traditional media, sketching the line work on paper before finishing the piece digitally.


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League of Legends fan art

Soldier, armour, sword and a cloak – not things you can see often in my art, in fact you can’t spot any of them at all. I was thinking of doing something like this for a while, but never got round to it. Well, I finally did it. I can’t say that this piece didn’t prove a challenge for me, but luckily challenges in art are always welcome. There is no better way to improve your art than overcoming your own insecurity, and just do what you love to do – draw.

I tried to keep with the style and aesthetics of the original League of Legends art, as well as to bring something of my own.



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The Hidden World of Hidden Things

The world we live in, the world we imagine, both seems so real, and sometimes they are as different from eachother as they can be.

What if at some point in our lives we feel like we are trapped in a cage from which we can not escape. What do we do, how do we escape, or we just hide, hide, adapt and pretend nothing is happening. Scared and confused we do what the human kind do best – adapt to the environment surrounding us. Living in our cage built of nightmares and fear…


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The Magician’s Apprentice



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The Evil Mr.Pumpkin

Something I did for fun – The polite but Evil Mr. Pumpkin


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The Phantom Meerkat

Illustration Friday!

the phantom meerkat

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Wear Your Life Like a Garment

This is my final image for this month’s ImagineFX challenge, and the topic is Death.

I got my inspiration from Louise Erdrich’s words: ” Your life feels different to you, once you greet death and understand your heart’s position. You wear your life like a garment from the mission bundle sale ever after – lightly because you realize you never paid nothing for it, cherishing because you know you won’t ever come by such a bargain again.”


and these are my two WIP’s:


I changed the position of the half-head here, cause it didn’t work very well this way


and this is the partly cleaned sketch I started with


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