You have arrived in the world of Octilda Odds!
With a huge passion for illustration, character creation and storytelling, Octilda loves developing whimsical vintagesque imaginary worlds and exploring new ideas and ways to make art.
Octilda is versatile and fluent in many different techniques, materials and styles, though especially enjoys mixing traditional and digital media and working with ink, watercolours and gouache. She is fond of colours and intricate details and is endlessly fascinated by fantasy and fairy tales, past decades and centuries and retro visuals.
Besides illustration she is passionate about other forms of art and enjoys movies, animation, writing, photographing, music, singing, dancing and voice acting for fun.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts
Helsinki Upper Secondary School of Visual Arts
Drawing & painting, multimedia,
photography, film & animation, art history
Espoo School of Art
Drawing & painting, illustration,
multimedia & graphics, animation
Parallax Art Fair
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Illustrator, Paint Tool Sai
Ink, pencil, watercolour, gouache,
digital drawing, collage
Illustration, children book illustration, graphic design,
character design, concept art, visual development
'Octilda Odds' is an artistic name which derives from illustrators real first name and the name 'Octavia' (the main character from the illustrated project and an alter ego of hers). 'Odds' is a fun appendix, a surname which complements and suits Octilda, creating a playful and mysterious fairy tale-like name combination. Odds, as a word, is part of numerous sayings - it can mean likelihood, uneven or minus the last letter, strange. All these aspects together characterize the world of Octilda Odds.