About Anastasiia Antonova
Fiction is better than reality.
Anastasiia is a Russian illustrator better known as Lea Daniel. She is self-taught and has participated in a number of local and foreign exhibitions. Her work has been published internationally both online and offline. Anastasiia has spent three years as a volunteer in Ireland, ulilizing her artistic talents to support a community for people with disabilites.
Since I was a child, I have been creating worlds and telling stories so picking up pencils came naturally to me. I have wandered through enchanted forests and travelled to the lost kingdoms, flown to the moon and jumped back in time.
To share the magic I find in stories I use traditional media such as ink, liners and watercolour mostly. I love getting lost in intricate and rich ornaments, drawing inspiration from art nouveau, old book illustration, stained glass windows, theatre and haute couture.
With my art I would love to help you rediscover the long gone world of our childhood when mystery wrapped us up like a blanket and whispered its tales to us. Darkness and romance, beauty and fear, magic and adventures... In my work there is a place for everything.