Photo by Anton Skrobanek

Photo by Anton Skrobanek

Djamila is a Leipzig-based professional illustrator.

She is interested in surreal and dreamlike imagery with a fragile and delicate quality to it. Her imaginary worlds are filled with simultaneous brightness and darkness, where ghosts and spirits linger in the shadows.

She uses the human form as a means to explore and portray abstract concepts from her mind's landscape as well as symbolism to communicate and establish a connection through her artwork.

Her drawing style is heavily influenced by Japanese animation and artists such as Iain McCaig, Tran Nguyen and Amei Zhao. She enjoys anything mythical and fantastical. She mainly works digitally, but also has an ongoing series of small ink drawings that she is selling through her online store.