Hello, I’m Natalia – aka 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 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 work 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 shop at:

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

You can buy me a coffee on Ko-fi! https://ko-fi.com/girlwithflaxenhair

You can also follow me on Pixiv at: https://www.pixiv.net/en/users/7665710