Full name

Natalia

Title

Freelance Illustrator

Blurb

illustrator | BJD collector | nature lover | professional daydreamer

Biography

I love making illustrations, comic books, and crafty things. As a kid, I spent every moment drawing, reading, and daydreaming. I loved making moveable, hand-drawn, paper dolls: they were the main characters of the stories I created!

I actually have no formal art training apart from few painting classes I took 'ages' ago. I've learned all I know myself.

I works in a very tiny studio filled with children's books, comic books, art books and ball jointed dolls. My work is mainly anime-styled but also inspired by fairy tales, Art Nouveau, European graphic novels with a penchant for gothic imagery and classical fantasy themes.

My working technique includes watercolors, pencils/pastels and markers with a painting style that often mix all these techniques together. My illustrations have appeared on several books and magazines all around the world, and in 2013 I have been selected for inclusion in Spectrum 20: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.

Prints, original drawings and merchandise are available on my Etsy shop at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/girlwithflaxenhair

If you would like to find out more or are interested in commissioning me an illustration, please email me at: girlwithflaxenhair AT hotmail.com

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