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Julia Prokhotskaya

Julia Prokhotskaya - Russian Federation based illustrator

Curiosity, playfulness and the tender side of childhood – these are the things Moscow-based illustrator Julia Prokhotskaya likes to celebrate in her imagery. Her books give children a place to escape to, where they can go on wonderful adventures with fun and fascinating companions, exploring new worlds.
Classically trained in drawing and painting at the Surikov State Academic Art Institute in Moscow, after graduating Julia turned her skills to what she loves – children’s books. She’s honed her technique with a variety of natural media and developed a style full of shading and texture for settings that come to life in the imagination. Out of them jump boldly rendered characters with chubby cheeks, full of laughter. Embracing her art with a hint of childlike exuberance, Julia is inspired by nature and the small discoveries you can make outdoors – a mouse hole, a frog in the forest, a snake under a log… but she never misses a deadline.

Approach

Julia’s favorite technique is gouache, and she does most of her work using traditional media, using a layered approach to achieve the complex lighting that gives her work such depth. However, she finishes and edits her work digitally, offering clients great flexibility.

Style

With her painterly style, Julia’s unique hand shines through. Her rich and textured artwork has a cheerful atmosphere, and her characters are fun, dynamic and entertaining.

Languages

Julia is fluent in Russian and English.

Client list

Julia’s clients include Clever Publishing, Alma Studio, Alpina Publisher, Rosman Publishing, Mail.ru Group, Hangzhou Lihe Digital Technology, Anastasia Orlova Publishing and more.
adventure, picture book, kids
Julia Prokhotskaya
audiobook, character design
Julia Prokhotskaya
chapter book, book cover, middle grade book
Julia Prokhotskaya
chapter book, middle grade book, character design
Julia Prokhotskaya
mouse, crocodile, wheelchair
Julia Prokhotskaya
hippo, hare, marathon, running, panda, character design
Julia Prokhotskaya
mouse, giraffe
Julia Prokhotskaya
school class, friends, backpack, school lesson, audiobook
Julia Prokhotskaya
friends, book cover, character design
Julia Prokhotskaya
cat, kitty, pet shop
Julia Prokhotskaya
bird feeder, birds singing, winter, character design
Julia Prokhotskaya
fox, winter
Julia Prokhotskaya
winter, snow
Julia Prokhotskaya
christmas tree, winter, friends, kids, chapter book, middle grade book
Julia Prokhotskaya
chapter book, middle grade book
Julia Prokhotskaya
chapter book, middle grade book, opossum
Julia Prokhotskaya
wolf, planet, movie, fary tale, scary, picture book
Julia Prokhotskaya
bear, fary tale, character design
Julia Prokhotskaya
picture book
Julia Prokhotskaya
picture book, battle
Julia Prokhotskaya
elephant, tiger, beaver, orchestra, rain, character design
Julia Prokhotskaya
jazz, wizard
Julia Prokhotskaya
picture book, children's room
Julia Prokhotskaya
wolf, fary tale, scary, picture book
Julia Prokhotskaya
young adult, teenage girl, book cover, chapter book
Julia Prokhotskaya
children's room, mother, audiobook
Julia Prokhotskaya
graffiti, friends, kids, picture book
Julia Prokhotskaya
Personal project
Julia Prokhotskaya
Personal project
Julia Prokhotskaya
storm, adventure, picture book
Julia Prokhotskaya
chapter book, middle grade book, kids
Julia Prokhotskaya
kitchen, kids, chapter book, middle grade book
Julia Prokhotskaya
picture book, penguin, Antarctic
Julia Prokhotskaya
penguin, winter, picture book
Julia Prokhotskaya
picture book, penguin, Antarctic
Julia Prokhotskaya
picture book, penguin, Antarctic, bonfire
Julia Prokhotskaya
picture book, wolf, book cover
Julia Prokhotskaya
Personal project
Julia Prokhotskaya
Personal project
Julia Prokhotskaya
mole, hole
Julia Prokhotskaya
Personal project
Julia Prokhotskaya
mushrooms
Julia Prokhotskaya
fantasy, young adult
Julia Prokhotskaya
fantasy, young adult, vignette
Julia Prokhotskaya
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