Julia Kropovinska is an Ukrainian-born artist and freelance illustrator, based in New York City, United States.


Many customers have been working with her for many years, creating patterns for bedding, packaging, textiles, ceramics, illustrations for books, magazines, postcards and posters. Julia’s work can be seen around the world - from organic honey packaging in Australia to children's books in America.


The basis of Julia’s work is animals and botanical motifs, the technique of which distinguishes her work from anyone else.

In her work, she uses several materials to thoroughly elaborate all elements and to give details a special character. This diligent work ultimately leads to a unique result. The main materials for her work are watercolor, watercolor pencils, which, together with a detailed digital refinement, allow to use illustrations for printing large sizes and on any materials. The main feature in the drawing for Julia is the purity of watercolor, which is so difficult to achieve, the harmony of color and the creation of unique images for the characters.


When she isn't making art she likes traveling, cooking home-made meals, working on her balcony garden, going through antique stores, walking with her dog, taking photos and find beauty in simple things. Julia is a wife and owner of wonderful Jack-Russel terrier.


To get a behind-the-scenes look at working process and peeks into her daily life, you can visit her Instagram.