I am Natalia Yaskina, a children’s book illustrator from Russia, based in New York.
I graduated in Illustration and Book Design from Moscow State University of Printing Arts and making books since then: picture books, non-fiction books, and one graphic novel.
I work primarily in color using traditional materials like gouache, watercolor, and colored pencils but use digital media as well. I also love black and white illustrations for their expressiveness and vibrancy. I always seek out new ways of drawing and find it most important in my work to create stories, unique to each theme and audience, and full of play and experimentation.
I have three kids and when not drawing love to sketch and travel.https://nataliayaskina.com/