Finland illustrator Milena Huhta crafts unsettling drawings that pull from fashion, ’90s pop, and other global influences. The artist’s projects include her own personal work, album artwork, editorial illustrations, and other projects. Huhta describes herself as a “Finnish-Polish artist with macabre inclinations.”
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O mad Arachne! so I thee beheld 🕷 this #inktober was inspired by Doré’s illustration for the Divine Comedy by Dante. There was one particular picture with a half-spider/half-woman that would enthrall me as a child. Yes it was my favourite book when I was young and yes I was a creepy kid #drawlloween #divinecomedy #dante #arachne
In her words, the artist says that “mixing together elements of 90’s shōjo manga, sci-fi scenarios, contemporary fashion and Asian folklore, I create worlds filled with conflicted and melancholy characters.” The artist’s palettes, in particular, appear to take inspiration from that first element, in both playful and striking hues.
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