Fantasy illustration with Brigitte Roka

Fantasy illustration with Brigitte Roka

by CreativeMindClass • 2 min read

"I sweat over my illustrations until it looks closest to the way I see it in my head"

How would you describe your style?

It’s somewhere between stylized and realistic fantasy illustration. I use a lot of muted and aquatic color palettes and tend to work with organic, flowing shapes. I think my “style” as a fantasy illustration artist is heavily dictated by my colors and the subject matter I actually choose to paint, and not necessarily how it is painted. I used to work in a much more line-oriented style but I’ve recently been transitioning into a looser and more painterly approach.

Digital illustration by Brigitte Roka. Abstract illustration of a floating girl with a mistical creature.

What is the key to making your fantasy art illustrations?

Sweating over them until it looks closest to the way I see it in my head (within reason, otherwise I’d spend months on a single painting). I try really hard to push my shapes and not settle for a mediocre image. I’d rather spend a lot of time to get the fantasy illustration right than rush through it.

Digital illustration by Brigitte Roka. Abstract illustration of a girl with dragon-like monsters.

Where can people see your fantasy illustrations?

I’ll be part of the upcoming “Oceans and Currents” show at Gallery Nucleus in July! In the meantime, you can find me on Instagram. I do sell prints in my online store Bandcamp if anyone would be interested!

And I also have a YouTube and Bandcamp for those interested in my music, as I will be releasing more songs very soon.

Digital illustration by Brigitte Roka. A girl sitting in front of a poster of a dragon with a sward.

Brigitte's Background

I graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and I currently work in the entertainment art industry as a concept artist and illustrator. I also have an ongoing creative project called Pearl Farm, for which I make illustrations. I also write as well as perform original songs.

The article illustrations are from my personal project, Pearl Farm. It's my original story, it follows a traveling troubadour named Vinny and her pet ray Hubble as they make their way across a world called the Lofty Coastline.

Creative Mind Class: the first teaching platform for independent artists

Teacher space on CreativeMindClass
Teacher space on CreativeMindClass

CreativeMindClass is a platform that enables you to teach your creative process and build meaningful relationships with your students. No competition for attention with other artists and courses - you have the whole teaching space just for you and your students.

Save time and give your students a great learning experience — no coding skills required, no stitching together multiple software programs. We have done all that for you and built an all-immersive creative space with video classes, student groups, discussions, engaging exercises, and feedback.

In addition to video classes, you can create exercises, give feedback, build community, and much more. We also automate promotion, landing pages, up-sells, and calculate taxes and EU VAT rates for your students. And it's all free - we don't get paid until you get paid.

Check out the features


You might also like

Teach with video, exercises, and feedback on a standalone platform
Join today to create inspiring online classes and sell globally
You’ve successfully subscribed to CreativeMindClass | Teaching Platform Magazine
Welcome back! You’ve successfully signed in.
Great! You’ve successfully signed up.
Your link has expired
Success! Check your email for magic link to sign-in.
Please enter at least 3 characters 0 Results for your search