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Olga Ptashnik is a children's book illustrator and amateur naturalist.

She finds her inspiration in nature, looking at little leaves and big rocks.

Olga uses a wide range of traditional materials like pencils, graphite, watercolours, gouache and more.

She was always keen of nature and biology and finished her Master Degree in Biophysics to make her own way into illustration as a self-taught artist. 

Olga has 4 books published in 6 languages and working on more.


When not drawing she would hike or bike in the mountains.



Publishing houses: Samokat (Russia), Motus (France), Rue du Monde (France), Insel Verlag (Germany) Caissa (Italy), Les Gouttes Press (Taiwan), Guangxi Normal University Press Group Co., Ltd (China), Oriental Babies & Kids Limited (China)


Magazines: Intelligence (China)


Commercial: Polytechnical museum (Moscow), Murs Clairs (UK), Thumbcrumble (UK)


Represented by VéroK Agency for books


For any questions regarding work please contact me at

Thank you for the interest in my work!



2023 The Unpublished Picturebook Showcase  - Shortlist 

2022 CICLA Original Illustration Exhibition - Shortlist

2022 The Cheltenham Illustration Awards - Shortlist

2022 Bologna Children's Book Fair The Illustrators Exhibition - Finalist

2021 Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition - Shortlist

2021 The AOI World Illustration Awards - Longlist

2021 XIV International illustration and book design competition (Russia) - Non-fiction book category winner

2020 The Unpublished Picturebook Showcase (Frankfurt Book Fair 2020) - Shortlist  
2019 BabaKamo festival - shortlist
2019 The Unpublished Picturebook Showcase (Frankfurt Book Fair 2019) - Shortlist

2019  iJungle illustration Award - BEST OF THE BEST  - a winner of the children's book category and the absolute prize winner
2017 Fumetto comix festival (Luzern) - short list
2016 society of illustrators 59 annual show (NY, USA) - winner 
2016 boomfest comix festival competiton - prize for the best story
2016 3x3 student show - silver award




2024 Monster's Forest

2019 Journey above the Earth: Diary of the swallow

2018 P.Oslikov continues to want to make it better. Samokat publishing house

2016 Adventures of P. Oslikov, the child who wanted to make it better. Samokat publishing house



Jury experience:

2020 iJungle Awards



2018 Curator of the illustration course HSE University Moscow Russia



2018 - Comic continent (Germany)



Olga Ptashnik