About

I’m Elaine, a California-based illustrator. I love the Beauty and the Beast trope, monster men, and the tortured psyche that corrupts our souls.

I graduated with a degree in Psychology and nearly sent off my application to law school. The whole process filled me with unhappiness that I couldn’t explain at the time, and I took a year off to find out what I really wanted to do. I discovered art.

I became a concept artist for theme parks and virtual reality experiences. After a few years of working on other people’s stories, I wanted to tell my own.

My background in psychology has greatly informed my work, where the smallest prop and the slightest gesture indicates a particular state of mind. I hope people find catharsis in my paintings as much as I do.

Contact me at elaine@artofelaineho.com if you want to get in touch!

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Now

  • Illustrating The Tempest and the Fire, a Beauty and the Beast retelling of my own.
  • Finish publishing the Final Fantasy Villains series.
  • Continuing Sketch Tuesdays, a no-pressure day where I let go and draw whatever. Currently creating a gemstone series!
  • Creating a bunch of extra art content for Patreon.
  • Zipping around the country doing Artist Alleys at comic/anime conventions. Here’s my schedule:
  • Anime Central (ACEN)
    May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019  

  • Fanime
    May 24, 2019 - May 27, 2019  

  • Denver Comic Con
    May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019  

  • Anime Expo
    July 4, 2019 - July 7, 2019  

  • San Diego Comic Con
    July 18, 2019 - July 21, 2019  

  • Rose City Comic Con
    September 13, 2019 - September 15, 2019  

  • Designercon
    November 22, 2019 - November 24, 2019