About me

Magical Fantasy Illustrator

Hi! I am Martha Balaile, a Fantasy Illustrator living in Cape Town, South Africa. I read a lot of fantasy books, play a lot of fantasy games and watch plenty of amazing TV series. These inspire me to bring you the best visual story experience that I can. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Communications specializing in Illustration. Illustration is now a language that allows me to translate the most abstract stories into charming, playful drawings that are fun to look at and easy to understand.

Under the Mythology Studio name, I now create comics, art prints and editorial illustrations that are filled with subtle lessons on living a magical and adventurous life. Taking inspiration from anything self development; from wellness podcasts to epic legends, the art work is created to inspire, entertain and maybe encourage curiosity and contemplation.

I am currently working on an Oracle deck with fantasy Illustrations that hold real world guidance. The cards were influenced by stories in ancient mythology and tarot cards.

My favourite things to do include listening to wellness podcasts while I work, practicing my tarot card reading and going on adventures in beautiful fictional cities of online multiplayer games.

Email to work with me: mbalaile@mythologystudio.com


Want to know more about me? Listen to my podcast interview by Paul Millerd of ReImagine Work Podcast


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