Esra Røise

of the moment: Esra Røise (artist)

Esra makes these incredible illustrations. She is a freelance illustrator based in Oslo.

In terms of inspiration and subject matter, I have the same thought process as Esra does. I love pictures from blogs and magazines that’s where I usually get inspired to draw or paint something. She says she is “Inspired by seemingly small unimportant everyday situations, and snapshot photography with their impulsiveness, bad cropping and weird angles. People around me, the fashion industry, music, awkward moment and imperfections”.

Her clients include Nylon magazine(US & MX), Wallpaper*, VICE, United Airlines, Grafik, BabyBabyBaby, Design Week mag, Carl*s Cars, BY:Larm, Natt&Dag, D2/Dagens Naeringsliv and T-post to name a few.

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Here are the artists that influence me most in my art making. Influence is a very important component when trying to become a professional artist. It helps you figure out what kind of artist you want to be and gives you a different perspective of how to problem solve when it comes to art.

1. Robert Rauschenberg

2. Elizabeth Peyton

3. Terry Richardson

4. Esra Roise