I’m Elaine, illustrator of dark fantasy and doomed love. I’m a big fan of the Beauty and the Beast trope.

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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  • Illustrating The Tempest and the Fire, a Beauty and the Beast retelling of my own.
  • 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:
  • Emerald City Comic Con
    March 12, 2020 - March 15, 2020  

  • Planet Comicon (Spectrum Fantastic Art Live)
    March 20, 2020 - March 22, 2020  

  • Anime Central (Booth 925)
    May 15, 2020 - May 17, 2020  

  • Fanime
    May 22, 2020 - May 25, 2020  

  • Anime Expo
    July 2, 2020 - July 5, 2020  

  • San Diego Comic Con (Table AA-14)
    July 23, 2020 - July 26, 2020  

  • Gen Con
    July 30, 2020 - August 2, 2020