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Silvy Strand

Silvy Strand

Who are you and what is it you do?

My name is Silvy, and I'm a vertiable fountain of creativity. I mostly draw for children's books and museum exhibitions, and I love both the dreamy haze of fairy tales and the strikingly modern. My styles vary from the organic whiplash curves of Art Nouveau to cheeky little critters with sharp lines and colors. I always strive for emotion! I want all of my little characters to express something, and work with gesturing as well as color to breathe life into the figures. I also occassionally teach classes in Life Drawing and Gesture Drawing at Uppsala University.

What's the best part about working with you?

Fingertip feeling! I'm very good at reading between the lines and often get praise for my interpretations of my clients' ideas.

What's the dream job?

I love illustrating children's books – that's the favourite, hands down. Some day I dream of writing and illustrating my own books. All my pictures tell a story, and some day it'll be great to tell my own!