Ashley Hankins is a fantasy and sci-fi illustrator. She has recently relocated to Western New York after having spent the last several years in Humboldt County, California, where she became enamored with the towering, fog-shrouded redwood forests, pristine rivers, and rugged mountains. The feeling of being able to find something magic around every corner that so saturated those forests has infused her creative process ever since. She is a primarily digital artist with a particular interest in creating strong female figures, drawing inspiration from both history and fiction, as well as themes of transformation. She also draws heavily on themes of myth and magic. When she is not working on her latest project, she can be found writing, going walking in the community, and drinking excessive amounts of tea.