Mythology Studio
Fantasy Editorial Illustration.


Martha Balaile, Editorial Digital Illustrator living in Cape Town, South Africa. She is currently world building fictional places for her original character designs. Her goal is to make everyday an adventure by exploring imaginary worlds. Illustrator available for hire. 


About me

Hi! My name is Martha Balaile, I am an Editorial Illustrator living in Cape Town, South Africa. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Communication from the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography. In my years of studying there I majored in Illustration, for you this means that I am well trained to carry out your project.

I work digitally on an iPad Pro using the software Procreate, meaning I can offer faster revisions than if I worked traditionally. 

I like to work with stories that have a female lead. I create playful fantasy illustrations combining pastel colours with dark colours to create contrast. I love fantasy stories as well as true stories about women overcoming challenging circumstances. Let me help you bring your story to life.