Artist Feature - Ela Smietanka Sep 04 2017

Latest signings

We are excited to announce that Polish illustrator, Ela Smietanka has recently signed with Advocate Art!  Ela combines several illustration techniques in order to achieve a sketchy yet digital style that is unique and all her own.  Her sweet and whimsical characters, including salty sailors and playful kitties, are absolutely perfect for books geared towards children ages 0-5. Be sure to check out more of Ela's work on her Advocate artist portfolio!

"Ela Smietanka is a Polish illustrator. Her adventure with drawings started when she was a little girl. In order to make her dreams come true, she graduated from the Faculty of Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, where she now lives with her husband, two sons, a cat named Zuzia, and some other cats from the neighbourhood. She is a freelancer. In her work she combines pencils, paints and Photoshop, happily discovering again and again new digital techniques.  When she is preparing draft illustrations, she listens to audiobooks, and with a good novel she may work until dawn. In her free time, she likes to cycle while listening to energetic music. If she were to choose a job other than an illustrator, she would be a dancer."