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The best way to reach Alena to discuss illustrations or ask about her process is via email. To keep up with her current projects or works in progress, follow her on instagram or tumblr.

ABOUT

Alena Tkach is Ukrainian freelance illustrator who studied Graphic Arts at Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts. She works mostly as children’s book illustrator and 2D artist. Alena created her first illustrated book in 2014.

When she is not illustrating for gamedev and publishing clients, Alena likes to hike, taking pictures with a film camera and doing yoga. Her work is heavily inspired by nature.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

AWARDS

AWARDS

Cut Out the Darkness Award, 2014

INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW

Alena’s work has been featured on 2dArtist, Photoshop Creative, Magic CG, designideas.pics, Baronmag, boredpanda.com, Neonmob.

FAQ

What brushes do you use?

What brushes do you use?

I use only several brushes I love most. But I use them to their fullest extent :) They are: grainy brushes (my favorite is made by Denis Zilber, I found it some years ago in his blog. Since then it’s by biggest and most fascinating discovery); soft round standard brush (to get smooth gradients);  watercolor brushes (to get nice textures).

What tools do you use?

What tools do you use?

Most of my illustrations are done in Photoshop. But I use Adobe Illustrator as well to draw game graphics and Adobe After Effects to animate it.

Where can I buy your works?

Where can I buy your works?

«Odo» by Oliver Austria is available for ordering online on  amazon | ebay

«Lily's Lost Purr» by India Redman is available for ordering online on  amazon