Hey there! I'm Musya

The colors of my portraits are restrained and elegant, and the painting style makes my models look a bit like Disney characters. I highlight the figure of a person with contours and light, direct all attention to the facial features, expressions, and remarkable details. Despite the cartoonish graphics, I like to make faces look voluminous and lively. Light, graceful lines coexist with striking color strokes. This combination adds movement and depth to my drawings.

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According to my grandmother, I took a pencil before I started walking and draw meaningful pictures before I could speak. My grandmother was the only person who believed in my talent and destiny unconditionally. My parents thought that "an artist is not a profession" so, at the age of 6, I was sent to a music school.

Still, already at 8, I took my drawings to an art school nearby, and I was accepted without exams. I graduated from art school with honors and a personal exhibition, my parents were very proud. Still, the question of further art education was not considered. I was preparing to enter medical school.
Two years before leaving high school, I was intensively engaged in biology and chemistry with university teachers, but 3 weeks before the entrance, I accidentally came to the architectural one. And yes, I again applied without my parent's knowledge, and for 3 weeks for 8 hours, I drew the head. I had to choose right away - entrance exams at the medical university and drawing at the architectural one were on the same day. And I went to the second one. When the parents found out there was a scandal! To somehow restore peace in the family, I entered the Faculty of Law.
For 6 years, I studied at two universities simultaneously: full-time in architecture and part-time in law. I had 6 years without a vacation. I received two diplomas at the same time. Wouldn't do that again today. After graduation, I worked as a lawyer for a year. And then ... I quit my job and became a designer in an unknown newspaper, not knowing a single graphic program! I studied directly at the workplace with colleagues. Six months later, I got a job as an illustrator at an advertising agency. Two months later, I became a lead character designer at an animation studio. I drew cartoons for 5 years. Then I went through another training and became the art director at the largest advertising agency in the world. In 2013 I gave birth to my first son, and it turned my world upside down. Since 2014, about 20 children's books with my illustrations have been published. Now I am an illustrator, mother of Leo and Teddy Bear! I live with my family in Israel :)

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