The Universe in a Book...Cover
a journey through my imagination
Who Am I?Meet the girl behind ikaruna
While there are many things to be said about careers and skills, one in particular stands out for me as the most important thing: I love art. I always have, and always will.
Because I have always been a huge sci-fi, fantasy and horror nerd, it came as no surprise that these were the things I loved to draw most.
There's nothing more satisfying than creating a weird creature or character, than bringing to life some old forgotten Norse god or strange faerie, or designing a lonely cyborg about to become sentient. I absolutely love drawing characters and concept art, and creating new worlds!
Having read hundreds of fantasy and sci-fi books, I easily imagine what needs to be done for a cover and often get high praises for being spot on. Being also an avid videogamer I have a vast knowledge and reservoir of game lore that has often proved to be a great resource in the LitRPG genre.
IKARUNA, AKA THEA IN THE REAL WORLD, IS A 37 YEAR OLD ILLUSTRATOR ARTIST AND MASTER MONSTER MAKER.
My artistic journey has taken me from years of drawing with pen and charcoal as a youngster, towards a more digital world of using graphics tablets and computer programs. But whether I am painting on canvas, drawing on my tablet or sculpting in my garden, there's nothing more fulfilling than bringing my inner universe and creatures to life.
As an avid reader of sci-fi/fantasy and a passionate videogamer, I spend my days immersed in strange and enchanting universes that eventually inspire me to create wonderful and sometimes terrifying creatures.
When I'm not drawing I'm spending my time with my husband, enjoying the company of our 3 cats and 2 dogs currently bringing joy into our house, or taking long walks in the mountains and the woods. If it's rainy, I'll probably spend all day with a good horror book or in front of the playstation. If the days are beautiful I'll be riding my motorcycle or shoot my bow 🙂
ikaruna's Book Covers for Book Lovers
The book covers you'll find here are a labor of love – countless hours of research and design, days spent in the library reading and dreaming wide awake, endless moments spent drawing either on a tablet or on canvas. Let's take a walk together through enchanted forests and abandoned spaceships, and bring to life our inner universes!