I am a fantasy and children’s book illustrator whose current passion project is an animal version of Jules Verne’s classic, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Two other projects that I am working on involve the race to build fantastic flying machines and being trapped on a mysterious island.I work both digital and traditionally using oils and other paint media. I sell my work locally, online, and at fantasy, science fiction, and comic conventions throughout the U.S. I’m an active member of the Western Washington Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.Sign up for my newsletter and contact me here.My work is inspired by great artists of the past and present like Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Maurice Sendak, and Tyrus Wong, Omar Rayyan, Chris Dunn, Christopher Denise, Shaun Tan, Ty Carter, and Torben Kuhlmann. Whether painting digital or traditionally, I start off with a sketch. If I’m creating an imaginative scene, I may make clay maquettes that I can light or use a 3d modeling software like Modo or Sketchup. For oil paintings, I use the technique of the Old Masters, painting a grisaille layer in a single color then layering on transparent glazes.
In my work with wildlife, I took care or owls, crows, rabbits, and a whole host of animals, helping them recover from injuries. I often liked imagining the world from animals’ points of view.
The best place to find me and my work is to visit my website here or follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. I sell work in local and national science fiction and fantasy conventions like Norwescon or San Diego Comic Con but also have a online store through Etsy and Society 6. I’m also an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Krister Eide Fantasy and Children’s Book Illustration
ADDRESS 6701 139th Pl SW 98026-3223
2019 BFA Illustration (Children’s Book Illustration) RMCAD (GPA 3.9/4.0)
SKILLS Adobe Creative Suite Procreate 3d Modeling Sketchup Modo 3dCoat Video Editing
HONORS AND AWARDS
2019 Summa Cum Laude BFA Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND CONVENTIONS (SELECTED)
2019-20 Norwescon, Radcon (Pasco, WA), San Diego Comic Con, Armadillocon, Bubonicon, Rustycon, Multiverse
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