Hi! I am Martha Balaile, a freelance Illustrator living in Cape Town, South Africa. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications after studying Illustration, Design and Marketing for 3 years. I currently take on both commercial concept art and editorial illustrations for businesses as well as personal commissions for individual clients. Using my iPad Pro and Apple pencil, I create playful digital illustrations that have a hand drawn feel to them.
My fancy goal is to use my art to create more female warriors in the fantasy world. My current art style and interest in fantasy was influenced by comics, video games, novels and animated movies. I love stories of warriors defeating monsters, especially female warriors. Growing up I wished I could find more comics, novels and video games with female warriors. When I couldn’t find new stories, I wrote my own and drew images to illustrate them. As an adult my dream projects would be to work on concept art for interactive story books with female warrior women (or girls)!
I am also inspired by Tarot cards, Pastel Colours, Colour Black, Casual Urban Fashion, Fantasy novels and Comics.