Indian chiefs, gun-toting rhinos, elven queens, unicorns, angels, a boss battle and more.
Location: Germany Web: www.luisapreissler.de Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ME DIA: Photoshop
Freelance fantasy illustrator Luisa loves character-driven art. She works mainly on book covers, games and comics, and always tries to convey emotions that allude to a larger story in her art.
“Watching Sailor Moon as a child made me start drawing early on,” the German artist reveals, “while in my teens digital illustration opened up a whole new world of possibilities for me. It enabled me to grow confident with colours, lighting and atmosphere – my favourite things to paint.”
In her free time Luisa enjoys reading urban fantasy novels, travelling to Italy and testing out delicious new recipes in the kitchen.
Sea Circus “This was done for Jon Schindehette’s ArtOrder challenge, the task being to create a water-themed wraparound cover for a magazine. It only placed second but I still love the idea of an underwater circus. I enjoyed designing the mermaid as a circus magician and was satisfied that the composition works as an upright single page (the right-hand side) and as a full landscape-format image.” 1
El ven Queen “This is one of my rare personal pieces, in which I collaborated with Klaus Scherwinski. I started with an elven queen sitting on her throne but even at the thumbnail stage it was looking too generic. Having her shot with an arrow adds a nice, if tragic, twist to the piece.”
Cyber Tracker “Moving from fantasy to science fiction was a challenge for me, but it was fun to delve into something completely new and combine unusual tech elements with human skin, and then add a background to give the character a sense of story.” 2