Mythology Studio
Fantasy Character Art


Martha Balaile is a Fantasy Illustrator based in Cape Town, South Africa. She creates work for the publishing industry and personal art commissions. Her work includes comics and webcomics, spot illustrations, full page editorial illustrations, zines, character design and environment design.

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Fantasy Editorial Illustration

creating art for people with a great imagination.


This is for you if…

  • You are working on a project (or gift) and it needs an image to complete it.

  • You want to tell your story and share it in a way that is easy to access.

  • You don’t want to spend a lot of time drawing just to share your imagination!




Types of Custom Art

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Personal Art

Artwork for projects that are to be gifted or used personally. This option is for you.

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Commercial Art

Artwork for projects that are intended for sale or promotional uses. This option is for you.


Illustration Process

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Step 01:


The mood board quickly shows the plan of action! It can include ideas for the colours, outfits, props and environment that will appear in your artwork.

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Step 02:


You will get 2 concept sketches to chose from, each presenting a different possibility of what the artwork will be. Sketches are inspired by the mood board.

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Step 03:


After deciding on a direction, the details of the artwork can be shaped. This detailed sketch becomes the blueprint for the final Illustration.

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Step 04:


The final Illustration brings the detailed sketch to life! You will finally be able to use the illustration to complete your personal or commercial project.


Here are some other places where you can find my Illustration work online.


Online Class

I created this online class to share how I come up with characters and create outfit designs for them. Check out my class on Skillshare. 



Character Art and Editorial Illustrations. Get custom character artwork created for personal use or commercial usage. 

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Creative Market

Download digital products from my store at Creative Market to use in both your  personal and commercial projects. Find fun icons you can add to your designs.