I am a Russian-born illustrator, studied art in Russia, Sweden and Czech Republic and children’s literature in Scotland. Most of all I like to draw children’s books and make patterns for textiles. In my artistic practice I try to nurture empathy with the natural and animal world around us, showing its diversity and fragility.

My projects have been awarded: short-listed finalist Bologna illustration exhibition (2010); honorable mention  ‘A well designed book’ Poland (2012); finalist CJ festival Korea (2013); finalist ‘Clairvoyants’ Poland (2019); selected for the unpublished picturebook showcase (2022)  – https://dpictus.com/unpublished

My animation movie: https://vimeo.com/136109931?share=copy

To collaborate: tankuz@gmail.com