Watch Eva Toorenent explain the importance of storytelling in illustration

Eva Toorenent (artist name Evaboneva) is a professional illustrator and concept artist creating original and inventive creatures. She believes storytelling is important to creating believable fantasy characters and critters. In her video (above) Toorenent discusses her approach to devising new characters, how she approaches creating the backstory, crafting a 'word web' to build the narrative and detail, then she begins painting.

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Eva Toorenent

Eva Toorenent, also known as Evaboneva, is an up-and-coming creature designer and artist from The Netherlands. She is specialised in creating cute creepy art that tells a story. Her creations have been featured in multiple publications, galleries, and entertainment-based productions.