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 of 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 an online store through Etsy and Society 6. I’m also an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

RESUME.  Krister Eide    Fantasy and Children’s Book Illustration
ADDRESS    6701 139th Pl SW 98026-3223
EMAIL         krister@kristereide.com
SOCIAL       facebook.com/krister.eide.art


2019                BFA Illustration (Children’s Book Illustration) RMCAD (GPA 3.9/4.0)

SKILLS            Adobe Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Clip Studio Paint  Procreate  3d Modeling Sketchup  Modo  3dCoat Video Editing


2019                Summa Cum Laude BFA Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
2015- 19         Honor Roll Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD)
2017                Charlene Cosgrove Memorial Scholarship in Illustration, RMCAD
2016                Summer Memory Contest, RMCAD
2015                Merit Art Scholarship, RMCAD
2015                Best of the Gage – Figure (juror, Joseph McDonnell)


2021               Norwescon, CTN Marketplace, Flights of Foundry
2019-20          Norwescon, Radcon (Pasco, WA), San Diego Comic-Con
Armadillocon, Bubonicon, Rustycon, Multiverse
2018, Drawn to Life, Seattle City Hall, Multiverse
2018                Comics, Anime, Cartoons, and Fantasy, Las Laguna Gallery (Laguna Beach, CA)
2018                Natural Musings GNSI-NW, Washington State Convention Center (Seattle, WA)
2018                San Diego Comic-Con Art Show (San Diego, CA)
2018                World Con 76 (San Jose, CA)
2018                Red Shoe Show (RMCAD, Denver, CO)
2017                Ilustrators Showcase SCBWI Spring Conference (Seattle, WA)
2017                Put a Bird on It, ArtEAST Gallery (Issaquah, WA)
2017                Fantastical Worlds, Blakely Hall, ArtEast (Issaquah, WA)
2016                Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) WA State Conv, Seattle, WA)
2016                Nature’s Call, Clymer Museum, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (Ellensburg, WA)
2015                Steele Gallery Winners Exhibition, Gage Academy (Seattle, WA)
2015                Rotunda Student Exhibition, RMCAD (Denver, CO)

Oil Painters of America Associate
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Society of Illustrators
 Los Angeles
Creative Talent Network


Background Painter for Animated Show Pitch
Artist of the Week Seattle Refined
Seattle Audubon Society – Marbled Murrelet
 Pilchuck Audubon Society – Traveling Exhibit
Seattle Aquarium – Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Northwest
Burke Museum in Seattle (Bird Art Exhibition) Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Northwest
Pacific Science Center in Seattle (Art Demonstration) – Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
Beach Watchers Program (Environment)
Washington Wildlife and Recreation Photographer

iPad Digital Art Tutor Wyzant for Teens and Adults (5 stars)
Skillshare Digital iPad Art Procreate Photoshop

David Collins  Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design  Dcollinsart.com
Ty Carter Netflix Animation Tycarter.com
Tina Hoggatt Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators