Victoria Semykina
François Truffaut. The child who loved cinema.

Children's Publishing

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
François Truffaut is one of my favorite directors. Illustrating a book about him was very challenging, but exciting.It was a strong passion for cinema that allowed François Truffaut to overcome his tough childhood and to become one of the best directors of the 20th century. I hope that this illustrated story will encourage kids to discover a world of cinema.

How was the illustration used:
The text is written by an Italian writer Luca Tortolini. There are 48 pages in this illustrated biographical fiction story.

How did you make this work:
I used a mixed technique which is watercolor, tempera, pastels and digital.

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Victoria Semykina is a Russian illustrator and fine artist who lives in Italy, Bologna. She has graduated from the Moscow Art Academy and the Bologna Academy of Fine Arts. Among her most recent accomplishments are five personal exhibitions, as well as eight published illustrated books. Her clients include the New Yorker, Tate Modern, Starbucks, GQ, Penguin, Forbes, Oxford Press, De Morgen, D&D London Restaurants, Andersen Press, Psychologies, etc.