Esra Roise is a Norwegian freelance illustrator, living and working in Oslo, Norway. She graduated from the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo with a degree in Visual Communications.
Esra uses a combination of watercolor and pencil to depict hyper realistic figures, in a fresh and colorful style. Inspired by music, people, awkward moments and small unimportant everyday-life situations, her creations have just the right balance between heavy and light, feminine and masculine, sweet and sour.
Her work can be seen in magazines such as Nylon, Vice and Wallpaper. While designing this piece for F&F, Esra listened to Bat For Lashes, Camera Obscura and old seventies softrock, like James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac and Todd Rungren