I love bringing people's stories
to life through atmospheric, well-observed illustrations
with a hand-drawn touch.

Hi, my name is Lea, and I am an illustrator and costume designer currently living in Munich, Germany.
After studying at the University of Arts in Berlin, I worked as a costume and stage designer mainly for the theater. When I moved to Stockholm, Sweden in 2019, I took the opportunity to switch my professional focus to illustration.
Observing my immediate surroundings inspires my illustrations.
I am interested in how I can capture people, their everyday life situations, (non-)relationships to each other, and characteristic features and depict them in drawings. It is important to me to draw people from their movement in order to illustrate scenic snapshots.
I love to get fully involved in the process of drawing - to constantly explore the balance between line and surface, colors, and image section - until the final illustration reflects the image in my mind.


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