The Art of Heikala: Works and Thoughts is the first major publication by popular Finnish illustrator Heikala. Heikala's artwork combines traditional watercolor painting and inks with a fresh, enchanting approach - fans love her charming characters and scenes that are largely influenced by Finnish and Japanese cultures. This combined with her in-depth sharing of her processes and knowledge, has given Heikala a social media following of over 400,000 on Instagram alone; she also has growing audiences on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter. This visually appealing and coffee-table worthy, hardback art book not only includes Heikala's sketches, works in progress and beautifully presented paintings that her fans will be familiar with, it also includes never-before-seen images from along Heikala's creative journey; all new in-depth tutorials, thought processes and advice on watercolor painting; detailed how-to product design guides; and how she has built a successful career as an artist. A valuable book for fans, budding artists and experienced illustrators alike.
About the Author
Heikala is a popular freelance illustrator and designer from Finland who has a degree in Graphic Design from the Lahti Institute of Design. She enjoys working on product and packaging designs, but it is her traditional work with inks and watercolours, creating art that is often influenced by Finnish and Japanese cultures, along with the in-depth sharing of her processes, that has amassed Heikala a large and growing following on social media.