nati

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 made up! I actually have no formal art training apart from few painting classes I took a couple of years ago. I've learnt all I know myself. I works in a very tiny studio filled with children's books, comic books, art books and OOAK 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.

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