Illustrators > Natalie Smillie
Natalie is an illustrator based in Scotland, but has lived just about everywhere in the UK (except Wales!). Having finally settled, the local area is a fantastic source of inspiration, with the shapes of the plants and flowers of the highlands making their way into her work.
She favours bright and saturated colours in her illustrations and enjoys inventing characters and injecting as much humour into her work as she can. She paints digitally but she likes to use traditional brushes to create texture and depth in her work.
Her debut illustrated picture book is called Ninja Nan, published by Scholastic and written by Hollie Hughes. She’s enjoyed working with other clients including Ladybird, Macmillan, Simon and Schuster, Little Golden Books, and American Girl Magazine.