We call these conversations in-depth for a reason, because that’s exactly what you’re getting here! Leon dives in deep with Ilse Harting and talk about how her style came about. Even though Ilse studied animation, she fell out of love with the medium already at the academy. Luckily she found something that she really did love: game design. Not only do they talk about where Ilse finds her inspiration or how she built her own personal style, but also her stance on originality, manga-art and earthy color palettes. Together they analyse her drawings and dive right into the nitty gritty details of the how and why.

Ilse is concept artist and illustrator from the Netherlands and has been a rising star in the industry ever since she graduated in 2016. She’s currently working on an indie game Beacon Pines together with Hiding Spot Games.