Alberta, Canada based illustrator Serena Malyon creates stunning images full of details that fascinates the viewer. “A lot of my work explores my image of ‘womanhood,’ and in my personal work, I enjoy exploring facets of myself through the fantastic characters I create. I always try to tell a story through my work, so I add details that leave the viewer asking questions. I take a lot of visual inspiration from ancient art from all over the world, inspiring the abstraction and stylization of forms in my work,” Malyon told TUBE.
She creates her work using watercolor, acryla gouache, and Photoshop. “I paint my illustrations in watercolor first, because I love the vibrance and transparency of the medium. Then I go in with an opaque medium like Acryla Gouache or Adobe Photoshop and clean up edges, adjust colors and add details.”
Her work can be found in the upcoming comic South Pole Santa Claus written by Kizer Nix and illustrated by Maylon, available for pre-order on Kickstarter right now. Her work is also in the Mouse Guard Alphabet Book, written by David Petersen, as well as online on Twitter, Instagram, and her website.
Words: Katta Hules. Images courtesy of the artist.