Conceptual portrait illustrations by Heather Rose

In the past, my conceptual portrait illustrations have been mostly inspired by music. But I’ve always been drawn to the things that most people turn away from, and I enjoy illustrating these subjects in a style that is both beautiful and occasionally disturbing. I have just begun a new series called Phobophilia, in which I take common fears and fetishize them. My work is often slightly erotic, and with this project, I plan to turn fear into something a bit more appealing.