Full name

Eleonor Piteira

Title

Illustrator, Character Concept Artist

Location

Seixal, Portugal

Biography

Eleonor wanted to be an astronaut once upon a time, but between living in a country where that was impossible, and being too short for it anyway, she instead let her imagination take her to the stars in different ways.

She is interested in characters most of all, and good stories within rich worlds with extensive lore filled with mystery. In her work, she loves to play with iconography, textures and composition, to create poignant and visually appealing images full of symbolism.
Her playgrounds of choice are Sci-fi and Fantasy, and the places where both meet.

Guillermo del Toro shared her fanart of The Shape of Water on Twitter, and might have changed the canon of the movie to accommodate it. Possibly. Maybe. Or at least he thought about it.

Experience

Illustrator and Character Concept Artist

Private and Commercial Commissions

Freelance · September, 2014 – Present

Illustration, Character Concept Art, Book Covers

Illustrator

1001 Knights Anthology

Freelance · May 2015 – May 2015

Full page illustration (plus a small avatar + small text) for a limited edition Anthology made of 3 volumes, released in 2017.

Colorist

Outsourced, for Areal Editores

Freelance · August, 2010 – February, 2011

Collaboration with another illustrator, for an English school handbook.

Education

Master’s Degree in Artistic Anatomy

Faculty of Fine Arts – University of Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal · 2010 – 2014

Bachelor Degree in Multimedia Art

Faculty of Fine Arts – University of Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal · 2007 – 2010

Exhibitions
2012 Exposição de Retrato e Desenho de Modelo (Group), Sociedade Portuguesa de Oftalmologia, Lisbon, Portugal
A figure drawing exhibition by the students of the second year of the Artistic Anatomy Master’s Degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts – University of Lisbon.
Specialties

Illustration, Character Concept Art, Character driven artwork, World-building

Skills

Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Familiar with Newtek Lightwave 3D, SketchUp and Blender

Elsewhere