ARTIST AT A GLANCE
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Heidi Berton is a freelance illustrator living and working in Toronto. A graduate of OCAD University, she finds her inspiration in hand lettering, sequential art, and traditional printmaking techniques. Heidi creates her illustrations using ink, paint, pencil as well as screen-printed and digital techniques. When she is not drawing, you can probably find her watching old reruns of The Bachelor and spilling coffee on herself.
Heidi always has a couple of sketchbooks going at once where she keeps ideas floating around when she is not currently working on any specific project. Her illustrations focus on shape and colour, while usually concentrating on figures. She doesn't draw realistically so she embraces the freedom she has with drawing and exaggerating human bodies, using them to create shapes and fill spaces, creating characters that are fairly indistinctive, and in turn, hopefully relatable.