Thea M.

Thea M. - Designer

Brașov, Romania

I bring to life epic characters, dark creatures, horror monsters and fantasy worlds. Cyberpunk and videogames nerd. Master Monster Maker.

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Hey there! First of all, thanks for stopping by and taking a few moments to read about me.
While there are many things to be said about careers and skills, one in particular stands out for me as the most important aspect: I love art. I always have, and always will.

Because I have always been a huge sci-fi, fantasy and horror nerd, it came as no surprise that these were the things I loved to draw most.
There's nothing more satisfying than creating a weird creature or character, than bringing to life some old forgotten Norse god or strange faerie, or designing a lonely cyborg about to become sentient. I absolutely love drawing characters and concept art, and creating new worlds with my tablet or my pencil!
Being also an avid videogamer I have a vast knowledge and reservoir of game lore that has often proved to be a great resource in the LitRPG genre.

And it is precisely because we share this world-building trait in common, me as an artist, and you as an author, I believe we'll do magic together. Pun intended!

As for the design process, the key word is: communication. We'll be in touch constantly via messages and emails, and we'll have a really constant back and forth of ideas / feedback.

My skills range from concept art game style to realistic illustrations, so if you require a particular style, just let me know and I will be happy to show you what I think would be best for you in terms of style. You can see examples of my drawings and illustrations below in my portfolio - I mostly use a combination of freehand drawing, digital painting and photobashing to achieve a matte painting result that veers towards realism / hyperrealism.

I provide illustration for covers, book interiors, as well as posters (Who doesn't love to see their rogue astronaut character flashing his smoking gun in a big, glossy, eye catching poster?)

I will be more than happy to answer any questions or clarify anything you might have in mind, so if you like my style and artwork, just drop me a line and let's create something beautiful together!

Epic Fantasy
Gaming & LitRPG
Space Opera
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Concept Artist & Illustrator

February, 2014 – Present (about 7 years)

Book cover design and book illustration, board and card games character design and conception, sci-fi, fantasy and horror posters design, creature design

Portfolio (21 selected works)

The Fort: Worldsend Garrison Book 1

Krix, M.D., Nicolescu, Thea

The Rise: Worldsend Garrison Book 2

Krix, M.D., Nicolescu, Thea

The Invasion: Worldsend Garrison Book 3

Krix, M.D., Nicolescu, Thea

Miram Dur: An epic fantasy tale (Miram Dur Saga Book 1)

Holland, George, Nicolescu, Thea, Odgers, Michelle

We Who Burn

Walther, Merethe

Burning Rose

LaVan, Lyndsey

Isle of Dragons

Thompson, L. A., Nicolescu, Thea, Harris, Pam Elise, Lewis, Tara, Rees, Jennifer

Darkwolf: The Birth of a Hero

Abker, John, M, Thea


Sparrows, Kate

Synodic Corruption

Ruxer, Luna

Thea has 53 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Lawrence Grabowski
Thea exceeded all my expectations. She was able to take my vague ideas about what I wanted on the cover (I'm not very visual) and create something that evoked the exact emotions I was looking for. Her responses were prompt and she followed through on all the changes we discussed. I'll definitely be working with her again in the future.

Lawrence Grabowski, April 2021

Chad Whitney
I absolutely would recommend Thea for any fantasy art you need. She is amazing to work with and very accommodating. We went back and forth as my and her visions slowly began to meld together to create a great cover and she made sure to get things just right for me. A truly fabulous artist! I can't wait to work with her again.

Chad Whitney, April 2021

Ryan Mullins
The vital short and sweet version? Mrs. Thea M. is a masterfully skilled, unapologetically passionate professional of the finest caliber. 12 / 10 stars. She is one of a kind and I regularly recommend her to everyone. The wall of supporting evidence: After casually searching over the course of years for a quality artist to design my book cover to my very specific specifications for a reasonab...
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Ryan Mullins, April 2021

Liam Roche
It was great working with Thea, she made the process easy and was able to help me out loads especially since this has been my first attempt. I would definitely use her services again :).

Liam Roche, April 2021

Tony Adebajo
I’ve collaborated with Thea a few times now and she never fails to impress me with her work. She is truly talented and I will most definitely seek to collaborate with her many more times.

Tony Adebajo, April 2021

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