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Les Petersen

illustrator | animator | art director

Welcome to my vibrant world of creativity and exploration!

I invite you to embark on a journey where illustration and animation become gateways to boundless imagination and uncharted territories. Through my skillful fusion of colors, shapes, and movement, I explore a realm that transcends the confines of reality and ventures into new dimensions of possibility.

Imagination knows no limits, and it is through my illustrations and animations that I bring life to the intangible, the extraordinary, and the unseen. With each stroke of the digital brush and each frame of animation, I ignite areas of my imagination that cliches and habit often conceal, revealing a vivid tapestry of visual wonders.

My artistic journey began with classical training, honing my skills with pencil and paper, brush and canvas, sculpture, and printmaking. Embracing the traditions of the art world, I immersed myself in the techniques and disciplines of these time-honored mediums. As technology evolved, so did my artistic expression. I transitioned into the realm of digital drawing software, exploring its versatility and limitless possibilities. And now, reaching into the newest tool in an artist's bag of tricks, I embrace the transformative capabilities of AI. This progression has allowed me to blend traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology, expanding the horizons of my creative endeavors.

What sets my current creations apart is the use of cutting-edge AI technology, which serves as a safe, legal hallucinogenic lens under my control. It allows me to extend the boundaries of what I create and how I perceive, unlocking hidden depths within my mind's eye. The symbiotic relationship between human artistry and AI augmentation amplifies the imaginative possibilities, propelling my work into uncharted realms.

As you navigate through my website, you will discover the mesmerizing worlds I've brought to life, the characters I've introduced, and the stories I've woven. Through the transformative power of illustration and animation, I aim to transport you to alternate dimensions where your own imagination is ignited, prompting you to see the world through a new lens.

Immerse yourself in my portfolio and witness the magic that unfolds when artistry and AI intertwine. Together, we can traverse the landscapes of creativity, pushing the boundaries of what is conceivable and inspiring new ways of perceiving the world.

Thank you for joining me on this exhilarating odyssey. Together, let's ignite our imaginations and leave an indelible mark on the canvas of possibilities.


Animation is like an amazing realm of infinite possibilities that can take us on a wild ride, leaving reality in the dust and venturing deep into the realms of our imagination. It's like a language that brings ideas and stories to life, all while tickling our funny bone or providing deep life messages and philosophical challenges from the minds of the creators.

Inside this crazy world of animation, we stumble upon a whole bunch of techniques. From the painstaking artistry of stop motion, where every single frame is crafted with tender love and care, to the bouncy and lively world of cell animation, where characters burst into existence through hand-drawn wizardry. And let's not forget about the mind-blowing power of modern software, giving animators the ability to create jaw-dropping visual spectacles that make us go "whoa!"

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