Competition Runner up Natalia Romankova

My name is Natalia Romankova and I am currently studying the Illustrating Children’s Book Online Art Diploma with Maggy Roberts.

What great news! Thank you very much! My picture is called ‘A new friend’. This is the recent one from a series of pictures about Vaska the giraffe. This character was born when I was doing exercises for my first course in London Art College – Illustrating Children Books. Gradually, he became the hero of many of my works. To the moment, I already have 12 published postcards depicting Vaska’s adventures.

Vaska lives in a lighthouse at the seaside. He’s very creative, positive and he likes to try something new. He is alone on the most of the pictures. I was thinking about a friend for him, but for a long time nothing came to my mind. Once I realized who is this friend and how they met. This is a small seagull living in a nest on the top of the lighthouse. Now they just have to become friends. I’ve enclosed below some of the pictures about Vaska’s adventures. The work is done in watercolour. Some small details are emphasized with a black liner. The size is 36 x 48 cm.

I also want to thank my teacher Maggy Roberts! I feel that studying in London Art Collage changed a lot in my life.

Best Regards,
Natalia Romankova
Runner Up of the London Art College 2016 Art Competition







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