Darya Shnykina

Darya Shnykina (b. 1997) is an artist & illustrator from Moscow, Russia.

With restrained and soothed color palette she’s capturing calm, introspective moments in her artwork. Using a sketchy, wavering line, she’s able to humanize and personify emotions. Although created using digital techniques, Darya’s artwork retains the charm of traditional material and textures.

After entering the Moscow State University of Printing Art and studying Graphics and Book Illustration Art, she started her professional career. In 2017 Darya won the Book Illustration Competition run by The Folio Society and the House of Illustration, in 2018 was shortlisted in the Communication Arts Annual and won the Merit Award in 3X3 Illustration Annual. Her work has been published in a number of books and publications, as well as exhibited in various galleries and fairs. She also had an opportunity to start her own illustration short course and give a few successful workshops & lectures.

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