As I mentioned when I began Charlene's Featured Finds, I have the opportunity to work with fantastic authors, artists, and musicians. I've introduced to you some great authors, but today I have a real treat.
Elin Pettersson is a freelancer fantasy artist from Skellaftea, Sweden. I ran across her portfolio on devianART last year where she goes by Frostnight. I loved her style and when I noticed she did commissioned work, I contacted her to see if she’d be willing to do sketches of the Shilo brothers from my series, Chronicles of Shilo Manor. She decided to give it a go.
Now, I have to say that I put her through the wringer. Lol. Bless her. She specializes in fantasy characters, such as elves and dragons. Human wizards of the Shilo kind were new to her. But, she endeavored to make my sketches just the way I wanted them. And she did a wonderful job. She was delightful to work with.
Not only does Elin bring to life characters through sketch, she creates custom cover art with her drawing and digital design talents. The books of The Kinir Elite Chronicles are a prime example. I had to share her with you on Charlene’s Featured Finds.
*You can click on any of her images to view them larger.*
I'm pleased to present Elin Petterssen.
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Besides drawing and painting I’ve recently started writing my own fantasy stories. The characters and places that I will be writing about have long been present in my art. But through writing, I can squeeze in so much more information about my world and the people in it!
When I was a child, I drew big dinosaurs on the walls and scribbled Pokémon and animals on papers all day. In school it was mostly dragons and horses until I started role playing and playing pc games, then I fell deadly in love with elves and the world of fantasy.
I had always been a dreamer living more in my head than in the “real life”. And ever since I played my first pen and paper rpg, I’ve been interested in writing and world building. I always said when I was growing up that I would work with something art related, and I was told many times that It was impossible, that I could never make a living out of something like that.
I knew what I wanted to do, I knew that my dream job would be to work as a freelance fantasy artist, and I would not give up on that dream no matter what I was told. Not until I had at least tried.
Even though my art is mainly based on my own imagination, I started this company, Frostnight Illustrations, so that I could help other artists or writers to bring their fantasies to life!
Few things make me happier than when I’ve successfully portrayed a character that so far only existed as a thought in someone’s head or as a description on a piece of paper.
The joy people express when they can finally see their character’s face with their own eyes inspirers me to keep going and to constantly improve in my work.
Here’s where you can find her:
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Until next time, may your dreams be magical.
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Charlene A. Wilson is an author of paranormal suspenseful tales that take you to other dimensions. She weaves magic, lasting love, and intrigue into multi-layered story lines to immerse you into the lives of her characters.