Laura Laine is a Helsinki based illustrator.
Born in Finland in 1983.
She studied fashion design at the University of Art & Design Helsinki and
after completing her studies became a full-time freelance illustrator & teacher.
Her charming ethereal illustrations are predominantly hand drawn in black and white giving them a dark but hauntingly beautiful feeling.
They have an eccentric flavour, with burtonesque figures in twisted body positions that give a sense of motion with their flowing tendrils of lavish hair.
The detailed fine work is achieved by using a combination of pencils, inks & markers and the final touches are applied in photoshop.
Laura Laine has created many drawings for magazine advertisements such as:
GQ, Elle girl, The New Yorker, NY times magazine, Pap magazine, The Guardian, Vogue Japan & Germany, Sephora and some of clients include: Zara, Tommy Hilfiger, H & M, Iben Hoej, Daniel Palillo, and Escada.
Laura has also exhibited in London, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles & Helsinki.
To sum up how she describes her own style:
“My drawing style is something I’m not so conscious about, I just do what I feel like at the moment.’”
“For me the most important ingredient for being a fashion illustrator is a sense of wonder.”