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Екатерина Бородачева

«Eleven». Ekaterina Borodacheva’s personal exhibition.

I am Ekaterina Borodacheva, the illustrator from Saint-Petersburg.
Member of the Union of Artists of Russia.

Studied at the Academy of Arts named after Repin at the faculty of graphics. And graduated from LSU named after Pushkin, having defended the honors degree on the topic «The art of illustration in a children's fiction book».

The first book with my illustrations was published in 2009 at the Meshcheryakov’s Publishing House in Moscow. Since then, I have worked with many Russian publishing houses.

Besides in 2014 the book I illustrated was released in Germany as a gift edition. And in 2017 the fairy tale «Three bears» with my illustrations was published in Italian in one of the publishing houses in Rome. My works are in private collections in Russia, Serbia, Spain and China.

My favorite technique is watercolour combined with coloured pencils.
I am very attentive to details, in many of my works there are hidden so called «Easter eggs» – non-obvious references to events in the life of the author of the work, features of the historical epoch, etc. It turns out a kind of «quest» – find a hint and solve the puzzle.

11 years have passed since the launch of my first book, so I would like to name my exhibition «Eleven» and present my most interesting book illustrations of this period.