I received some Moon Mail about an incredible Italian painter called Natalia Pierandrei and just had to share her romantic, yet dark fairytale-ish world with you guys. Here's what she is saying about herself:
"I was born in Italy where I have lived for most of my life and where I currently work as part-time illustrator.
Starting at my earliest memories, I have always had a passion for drawing. Fed on a diet of cult TV, fairy tales and comic books I inexorably followed the path of imaginative art. Stories feed the soul, I am an avid reader and I strongly think the illustrator is a storyteller who can create images and worlds made of magic, mystery, love, romance, tragedy, possibilities are limitless.
I began working as freelance commissioned illustrator few years ago and my work has appeared on several books and magazines.
My working technique includes mainly markers, pencils and watercolours with a painting style that often mix all these techniques together. My illustrations are mainly anime-styled but also influenced by those of Art Nouveau, and European graphic novels with a penchant for gothic imagery and classical fantasy themes. I am currently working on an a graphic novel, a new art-book plus several art projects. "
Stoked for this beautiful artist! If you wanna check out more of her stuff, here are some links: