Swiss Artist Transforms Her Animal Paintings Into a Glowing Galaxy

Deborah is a 25-year-old gifted artist from Switzerland who depicts whimsical galaxy-inspired animal portraits that glow in the dark.

Better known as Threeleaves on the internet, Deborah developed skills in several artistic fields including graphic design, motion design, 3D modeling, frontend development, and illustration.

But alongside digital art, she enjoys working with traditional art as well. Recently, inspired by her previous work, she created a series of cosmo animals that glow in the dark by using watercolor. She explains in a post for Bored Panda that she uses a “secret ingredient” called LIT, a glow pigment created by fellow artist Stuart Semple.

“Once I’m satisfied with how my ‘normal’ painting looks, I paint over the spots that I want to glow with a mixture of pigment and super base and try to mix it as well as I can with watercolor,” she said. “It charges with natural light and will glow for up to 12 hours!”

Birds, cats, butterflies, and foxes are just some of the creatures Threeleaves has shared on her Instagram account. If you’re curious to see her work, check out the gallery below. Don’t forget to follow the arrows to see the final results. Feel free to contact her if you are interested in purchasing her glowing images!