Artwork by Katya Malkin
Katya is a freelance artist who lives and works in Pittsburgh. Her artistic endeavors include illustrations of animal characters, the city she loves, and more realistic portraits of people and pets.
Animal characters are expressive and full of movement. She loves the way they show purpose in their actions - they know what they're doing (even when they don't!) She hopes to develop her tiny elephants further and one day tell a story with them. She imagines all sorts of mischief for them in their too big world.
Katya's portraits of pets and people are mostly colored pencil, sometimes with a little watercolor or marker mixed in. The picture of of Abby is of her youngest daughter who has a ton of very long very thick very curly hair. The portrait has all sorts of things that represent her personality and interests tangled up in that hair.