Fantasy artist and illustrator Shaima Islam, based in Scarborough, Canada, works in a range of media like colored pencils, microns, and watercolors. Inspired by the gothic and the strange, Shaima’s drawings are dark yet whimsical, introducing us to fantastic worlds. Here’s a sampling of her imaginative scenes and portraits.
“The Traveler and His Companion.” Colored pencils and markers on paper, 8×10″, 2017.
Gilbert Blythe, a character from Anne of Green Gables . Markers and microns on paper, 7×11″, 2017.
Notebook sketches in progress, inspired by drama series Grantchester , 2017.
“Breakfast of Champions.” Colored pencils micron on paper, 10×13″, 2016.