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Who is Kristina Kostova?

I was born on April 19th 1994 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. My interest in drawing begun early in my life and through the support of my family, I was encouraged to practice art. Starting with the private art school Talent, continuing my education at the National High School of Arts, Plovdiv and later on moving to the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria - graduated in 2017 (graduation gallery can be found here). Since then I moved on to working digitally. I have gained a lot of experience in doing comics, game and concept art as freelance commissions and for a game company in Bulgaria. One of my most recent interests is pixel art. I hope you will find the same enjoyment I did in the few pixel illustrations that I shared. There is always more to learn, so I try my best at doing that. Follow my progress, don't be afraid to reach out and comment. I would be more than happy to answer all of your questions!

Previous works

Here you will find most of my participation in exhibitions and contests:

  • 2017 1st place award in Aniventure Comic Con Ubisoft booth
  • 2016 3rd place Grozen Entertainment comic book contest Fire Inside link
  • 2015 Participation in the exhibition My place in... organized by InsideArts in Sofia
  • 2015 Participation in the Star Wars: The Fans Awaken exhibition, at the Science and Media Museum in Bradford, UK link
  • 2015 Participation in The Witcher fan art contest, organized by Dark Horse Comics and CD PROJEKT RED - the painting was published by CD PROJEKT RED in the social media link
  • 2014 Participation in a week-long painting practice in Shishkovci, dedicated to Vladimir Dimitrov Maistora
  • 2013 Winning the award Atanas Staykov for excellent grades in painting
  • 2012 1st place in the Nude drawing contest at art school St.Luke, Sofia
  • 2012 Exhibition at Romphea gallery, Plovdiv
  • 2012 Exhibition at Balabanov house, Plovdiv
  • 2011 Published artwork in the official NASA website