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Natalie Kilany

Natalie Kilany's Photo - International children's book illustrator. UK

With her sweet, naïve little characters and soft colour schemes, Natalie Kilany creates gentle worlds that children and adults alike can escape to for fun and adventure. Her style is ideal for everything from children’s picture books to advertising and editorial.
Half-Egyptian and half-Indian, Natalie lives in the Wiltshire town of Marlborough in a Grade II listed cottage, which is surrounded by her rose garden. Her influences include old Disney flicks, Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake, The Moomins and Joan de Bethel sculpted cats. Natalie did her foundation course at Chelsea College of Art and Design, and followed it up with a BA in Visual Communication Design Illustration at Middlesex University.

Approach

Natalie’s motto is ‘live to draw’ and she believes that an artist should develop their craft every day. When she’s working on a picture book, she plans the layout using thumbnails, then works on full-size pencil sketches, which she transfers to watercolour paper where she applies watercolour paints, gouache and coloured pencils. The artwork is scanned in, with some shading and tweaking done using the application Gimp.

Style

Natalie’s style is simple and contemporary. There’s a hint of whimsy and a sense of contentedness in many of her images. When it comes to characters she aims to give them a sweet look, but avoids being overtly cute.

Client list

Natalie’s clients include DDB London, Volkswagen, HarperCollins, Skoda, Specsavers, Jung von Matt/Limmat AG, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Zumba.
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Dad nips book for children artwork
Natalie Kilany
Painting of no way Jose songbook
Natalie Kilany
no way Jose songbook
Natalie Kilany
Illustration of children's book Dad Nips!
Natalie Kilany
Dancing People drawing
Natalie Kilany
Dad Nips watercolor illustration
Natalie Kilany
colorful parachute and people
Natalie Kilany
Book for children Dad Nips
Natalie Kilany
Family enjoying at home
Natalie Kilany
Family members are dancing in park
Natalie Kilany
Children's songbook illustrated by Natalie Kilany
Natalie Kilany
Wall painting and kid art by Natalie Kilany
Natalie Kilany
Mother and kid watercolor illustration
Natalie Kilany
no way Jose songbook illustration
Natalie Kilany
Dad Nips by Natalie Kilany
Natalie Kilany
Family enjoying at home with music
Natalie Kilany
Children's book Dad Nips illustrated by Natalie Kilany
Natalie Kilany
Walking kid illustration
Natalie Kilany
People making loud noises
Natalie Kilany
Natalie Kilany
Drawing of people at cave
Natalie Kilany
Natalie Kilany
Artwork of Dancing People
Natalie Kilany
Hili and the Dance artwork by Natalie Kilany
Natalie Kilany
Natalie Kilany
Lost bear illustration
Natalie Kilany
Dog and Telescope drawing
Natalie Kilany
Nature and people painting
Natalie Kilany
Natalie Kilany
Illustration of friends are walking behind dog
Natalie Kilany
Dog is jumping artwork
Natalie Kilany
Family with wall painting
Natalie Kilany
Hili and the Dance editorial artwork
Natalie Kilany
Happy kid enjoying in his room
Natalie Kilany
Natalie Kilany
Kids playing in the park
Natalie Kilany
Kids playing with birds and animal
Natalie Kilany
Dad nips book for children
Natalie Kilany
Mother enjoying with their kids
Natalie Kilany
Songbook illustration by Natalie Kilany
Natalie Kilany
Loud and soft songbook illustration
Natalie Kilany
I love it – your artwork is wonderful and we’re very happy with this book. Thank you for all the work you did on it.
Sarah Thomas, Collins Education
Just downloading images now – they’re BEAUTIFUL!!!! Really great job Natalie and bang on time! Very pleased indeed.
Mark Reed, University of Aberdeen
We and the client are really happy with it! Thank you for the nice work.
Adrian Merz , Jung von Matt/Limmat AG
Congratulations on the work you did for Mind the Gap. I was very happy with the illustrations.
Roger McGough, Harper Collins
This looks just beautiful! Honestly, it's even better than we were imagining and we're all thrilled.
Paula Telch Cooney, Harvard Graduate School of Education