Frida grew up in Sweden playing video games and they’re still one of the biggest influences for her art today. “Storytelling, character development and atmospheric music are all things I’m heavily inspired by”, she says. “I’ve always been really interested in people. With my art I can visualise their stories and personalities in my own way.”
Illustrations where the character’s emotions are the focus are what Frida loves drawing most. She believes you can tell a lot about a person by body language and facial expressions.
“Charlie Bowater is someone I look up to a lot and I’d love to follow in her footsteps,” she says.
“I was in a bit of a rut, doing stuff that was too similar, so I wanted to go outside my comfort zone to break the block. I took risks, pushed the colours and went for something really different. It was so much fun.”
2 Sea creatures
“Every now and then I like to do a more realistic portrait to brush up on my anatomy. This one was good practice for drawing children and I learned a lot from it.”
3 Gold fish geisha
“This was a gift for my brother who requested I draw him a geisha. I love underwater creatures so I got the idea of having dozens of bright orange goldfish circulating her. I imagine she’s a spirit with great power who rules the ocean.”
4 Hermione Gra nger
“This is one of my favourite Harry Potter characters. Normally I spend hours trying to perfect every detail in a painting, but here I relaxed and felt fine keeping things a bit rough.”