Anna Chernyshova graduated from Cambridge School of Art's prestigious MA in Children's Book Illustration in 2015. She currently lives in Cambridge with her family and their dog. Anna's little daughter constantly inspires her illustrations and storytelling, including her very first picture book, Where is my Yes Word? which went on to be highly commended in the 2014 Macmillan Children's Book Prize.[show more . . .]
Having trained in academic drawing in Russia, Anna spent her MA discovering her own personal visual language by experimenting with a looser quality of mark making and simplifying form - she continues to enjoy experimenting with different media and textures which she combines digitally. Anna takes her inspiration from Soviet and American illustrators of the 1920's to 50's. She's also inspired by the world around her and loves to sketch the places, people and animals that she observes on a daily basis.