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:
  • AnimeNYC
    November 14, 2019 - November 17, 2019  

  • Designercon
    November 22, 2019 - November 24, 2019