Heikala’s Calming 1-Min Art Videos Are Bewitching Fans Everywhere

Heikala is an artist hailing from Finland who produces magical art that blends both European and Japanese folklore. She’s an enchanting traditional artist who has gained extra attention during October’s Inktober trend by with her masterful art progress videos. She uses watercolors, ink, and a few clever techniques to make her calming art.


Fans of mythical creatures, ghosts, and witches no doubt have seen Heikala’s art on their social media feeds before. Non-horror fans can embrace this art since it focuses on the cute, almost slice-of-life side of these fantastical creatures.


One of Heikala’s videos is standing out above the rest with 220,000 likes and almost 100,000 shares. It’s her Ghost Migration process video of a young witch flying over a city. It may give you Ghibli KiKi’s Delivery Service feels.


Fans were quick to praise Heikala’s work in Ghost Migration and marveled at the use of liquid frisket to aid in drawing the backgrounds. Liquid frisket is a water-based latex used to protect certain areas of a painting to prevent accidental mixing.




Like most artist, Heikala started her Inktober with a goal in mind.


If you think she’s reached her goals, maybe let her know on her Twitter and her personal website. If you want the aesthetic to be part of your life, she also sells prints, pins, and shirts on her tictail.

I love all things that are cute, magic-based, and easy going! My biggest obsessions of all time are Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches and Fairy Tail. Let's go shipping!
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