ABOUT MIRKA HOKKANEN
Animal characters are my favorite thing to draw. I can work in both traditional media, watercolor, gouache and drawing and digital media. I have a MFA with a concentration in Printmaking and can carve linocuts and wood engravings for a completely different look (like Beth Krommes illustrations). See my website for portfolio (mirkah.com/illustration)I’m originally from Finland and currently live in Hawaii, with my family which includes a husband, 2 kids, a dog and a cat. I work as a freelance illustrator, artist, teacher, designer and author.My first book Four Otters Toboggan: An Animal Counting Book (Author Vivian Kirkfield), came out with Pomegranate in 2019, and second book Harmony Humbolt – Perfect Pets Queen (Author Jenna Grodzicki), comes out later in 2020 with Clear Fork Publishing
I love to work with animal characters, and like to add a hint of humor when ever possible. My style is representational, and fairly natural, and can work in traditional media as well as digitally. I also work in print media, like wood engraving and linocuts.