Live Paint Image from Seven Lions - Chronicles: Chapter 1


Thank you so much to everyone who attended Seven Lions - Chronicles: Chapter 1 and stopped by to say hi! The evening was full of kindness and wonderful conversations. 

I've posted the final image here for you - enjoy, and go find your name in the stars!


Link to direct download:

Additional images from the event, photography credit & special thanks to Adrian Majkrzak!




2018 Art Book, Events, & More!


FantaSea: An Art Book of Ocean Lore
@heathersketcheroos and I are so grateful for funding an amazing 41 minutes after the Kickstarter launch. THANK YOU to all who have supported the project!

 If you haven't had the opportunity to take a peek yet, take a look here!

Emerald City Comic Con
Siren Cove Studios will be attending Emerald City Comic Con in the Homegrown Section March 1-4 of 2018. We're excited to be a part of their curated list of local businesses for this section. You can find us on Level 4 in HG308! Hope to see you there!

Hyperspace XR
We are currently in the process of building out the physical space! If visiting the Pacific Science Center, stop by to see the space and learn a bit about the process of creating content for immersive experience-based realities with VR as well! 



Winter 2017 - Welcoming in the New Year

Happy Winter Wonderland of 2017! This winter in Seattle, we have been fortunate to have multiple days of Snowflakes - a rare occurrence in the region. I hope you are able to enjoy the season as well, whether it be snug with a book, hot chocolate, or other winter season tradition!

   FEATURED WORKS  Fantasea Art Book sneak peek -  Launching 2018


Fantasea Art Book sneak peek -  Launching 2018


  • Pelgrane Press
    recently released Cthulhu City, including some B&W interior illustrations I recently completed. 
  • Guide du Rôliste Galactique
    recently were kind to add a RPG Illustrator Biography of my work(s) to their site.
  • Siren Cove Studios
    Fantasea, Siren Cove Studios' art book debut, is exploring the world of fantasy and ocean delight. It will be swimming your way in 2018! It will feature the art of @heathersketcheroos and Marisa Erven. 

    Siren Cove Studios is also booking clients for 2018. Reach out to to discuss availability and project scope. 
  • Hyperspace
    Meet Hyperspace, an Extended Reality Immersive Experience that will be featured in the Seattle, WA, USA area. I have been working on Art Direction and Concept Art for the unannounced project since 2016. I look forward to sharing more with you soon! For now, here are a few videos from the Pacific Science Center, where we are a Startup-In-Residence. 

    More at:
    Where Art Meets Technology 
    Start Up in Residence: Hyperspace

Sending best wishes for the remainder of the season, as well as a happy start to 2018!
- Marisa



Offline Data Wallpaper - Gift for your use!

New data design, focused on technology driven treatment and offline status. The images are saved out for wallpapers specific sizing, so feel free to download and use accordingly.

A gift as a thank you to all of you for being awesome!

Click on the text link below the image to access full downloadable. Email info(at) if you have difficulties accessing anything, or, let me know how you put it to use!

1024x768 Wallpaper

Creative commons license - Attribution, Noncommercial, No Derivatives (BY-NC-ND)



Spring 2017 - Featured Works, Latest News!

Space Docking Station, 2017

Space Docking Station, 2017

Thanks to all who stopped by to say hi at the booth this convention season, and supported the arts this year! It was a wonderful to see everyone, both new and familiar faces. 

Starting in October, we will be vending as Siren Cove Studios. Look forward to seeing you!

Artist Retreat, 2017

Spending the later part of the week working alongside other artists at an art retreat, while absorbing the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

I'm always interested to see what others bring on trips, so thought I would share with you some of my art selections for your perusal!

Some must-haves for the trip: Refillable Sketchbook, Copic Markers - held in Daiso storage containers (the BEST for affordable art storage), camera, Tombow and Blackwing pencils, Prismacolor pens, and Copic Multiliners. Also, some reading for the road! 

Hoping for sunshine - but considering we beat an 1895 rain record here in Seattle this year, I also brought a water-resistant coat! 

Interested in reading more latest news from Spring 2017 Quarterly Newsletter? Check out the full mailer here, and subscribe in the upper left corner if it is of interest to you!


The happenings of Fall 2016.


The happenings of Fall 2016.

Fall is almost here!

With it, for those of us who are Seattle locals, comes the clouds and drizzle too. But, along with all that also comes a lot of fun! While much of the conversation is currently about the Pumpkin Spice Latte...

We're all over here talking about tea! The Teacup Collection, to be precise. For those of you who have yet to be acquainted, meet Mews! 
Mews is a sweet little grey kitty that loves to snuggle inside its teacup, with plenty of toys and string nearby for playtime.




The latest quarterly Marisa Erven Art newsletter has also just released.  If you'd like to read more about the latest happenings, featured works, and more - take a gander here and enjoy!

Fall Upcoming Events
Seattle, WA
Artist Booth

Art Show (Online)




Meep finds a friend! Meet Squee, the newest member of the Teacup Collection.

Before, Meep was all by its lonesome self with its love of tea.  

Now, meet the latest new member of the Teacup Collection.  I was so happy to be approached by the team at OrcaCon to create an Orca in a Teacup! The image can be found as a part of their 2017 Kickstarter, as a t-shirt exclusive.

Meet the friendly little one below, which I have aptly nicknamed Squee! Their Kickstarter is live, so be sure to take a peek here





18th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Video (& Drawings!)

There was so much happening around March that I had to delay some announcements until April! That said, the 18th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards intro was super fun this year, inviting industry studio artists worldwide to provide ink drawings (quick sketches) for their video.  I am happy to have had drawing(s) that made it into the video, along with many other wonderful studio artists!  The whole event had neat motion graphics throughout, created by Noodle House, featuring the drawings in motion.

These are some drawings that I did for the sketchbook, that while went unused (from what I saw) I thought may be fun to post here.  They were all drawn traditionally with pen and ink, with no underdrawing.  Enjoy! :)


Also, some of my works can now be found featured on a new site, showcasing the best contemporary female illustrators and concept artists working within Fantasy and Science Fiction.  Be sure to check out Women In Fantastical Art when you have a chance, as a lot of wonderful artists reside there!

The video can be seen on youtube here.