Some time ago, on a late summer evening, in America, a girl was born with a vast imagination. She was given the name Natali, after the actress, Natalie Wood. But to give her name a slight uniqueness other than the meaning of “Christmas child,” the “e” in Natalie, was dropped. As a little girl she loved to draw, mainly of the horse farm down the road, and exotic cars from magazines. She also had a hyperactive imagination, so at recess she would bring characters to life, acting out each personality and everyone that was around was consumed into her universe. Even though she could have passed kindergarten, Natali’s, infinite imagination held her back a grade. It didn’t bother her as she got to continue to have fun for another year. Throughout her education, her art was recognized quickly as a talent, but English teachers looked at her differently like an ADD child. She was restless or disinterested, unless they assigned a creative writing assignment. When Natali’s imagination transcribed words onto paper her
teachers extolled her for a great imagination and originality, but that was all. A little after dropping out of college she was discovered and began to draw for comic companies as a cover artist. During this time, she was influenced from drawing others characters, which then, pushed her to write. After a couple years she solely began to take on commissions, with one or two published covers as she prepares to publish her first novel. Inspired from her stories with gods, immortals, beasts, demons, dark creatures on heavens and planets, she’s beginning to create paintings to share with all. Natali’s work continues to be received by collectors of comics and fantasy all over the world. Her art has been published in books and magazines, and is available on licensed products. Natali’s paintings are created with oil paint, Prismacolor pencils, acrylic paint, airbrush, and watercolor, sometimes mixed mediums. She is always childishly discovering new mediums to experiment with. “If it doesn’t get all over, you’re not having fun.” She still resides in the US, being self-employed from painting her imagination of fantasy and fan commissions. In her spare time she is playing with her toddler, visiting her family, watching movies or listening to audio books for inspiration, and of course, writing. “I love that feeling I get when I write or draw, it’s like I’m back at recess or with my sister playing in our room till the sun comes up. On the weekend of course, haha. But I know if I have these feelings, there are others bound to be just as similar, and I want them to float back to those memories from their childhood. As an artist, I paint because of a passionate force to create beauty and wonder, writing is just the same. They both can’t be fulfilled without the other. Then again, they cannot exist if they are not shared by permitting the magic to be felt or seen. So thank you, for following or looking at my artwork, allowing its magic to become real, for making the image I have captured in paint come to life in your eyes and mind. I hope that my artwork can be an inspiration to you.”
Thank you for being a lover of fantasy, beauty and magic,”
Natali, I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I love the Queen Amidala sketches you did for me. I thank you for accommodating me with the three sketches. I know many wanted to be a part of this sketch op, so I know how lucky I am. All three commissions have blown me away. Thank you for everything. - Ocram G. Just wanted to say thank you for the amazing level of customer server service from everyone involved, and the brilliant artwork. - Justin R.
Got my new prints up on the wall, I love them so much. Thank you so very much again Natali Sanders your work never stops amazing me, you are a great and wonderful artist and friend to have in this world. - Dustin C. You did an amazing job on both of my commissions. The Dr. Harleen Quinzel and the Laura Vandervoort Supergirl. I think that the new Harleen print would look great displayed with the comic. - Clay D.
Hey "No E"!! I have seen you have prints up for sale. Ship your incredible talent over to the shores of the U.K. - Steve M.
I think your pictures are beautiful (my good friend Nene Thomas thinks you're awesome too and that's saying something). And it was nice to virtually meet you too. You're amazing and inspiring for a poor little aspiring artist such as myself. Few people colour with tradional media anymore. -Yvonne T.
Hello Natali. I just received my Queen Amidala commissions today. All I can say is that they look phenomenal. The ability to see all the details in the background and the subtle nuances (the colors used in the eyes and the eyelashes) just make these commissions true master pieces in my collection. I hope I will be able to get a spot in your next sketch op. Once again thank you so much for your passion you showed towards doing these pieces and making them truly priceless. -Ocram G.
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PRINTS: Starting in 2016 all newly produced prints will have the Authentic foil seal. This will bring more value while protecting the image from fraud.
COMIC CONVENTIONS: I'm sorry, but I won't be attending many, if any, comic cons. My schedule is too full and I feel as though the con industry is becoming over saturated. If by chance I do attend, I will let you know here and on my fb page.
Scheduled Cons 2017: AZ Eventure Con. February 18th.
NEW PRODUCTS: I am putting together a hardbound art book of all my works from comics, commissions, and original paintings. It's already over 100 pages! A must for the avid collector. I'll post here to let you know when it's up on kickstarter.com. Soon I will have some shirts up to purchase and I'll have everyone on facebook vote for the one(s) they really like.
COMMISSIONS: My commission list is constantly growing from demand, and I'm sorry if I have to turn anyone away. But there are many prints, limited sketch covers, or a few originals left to consider.
A little after dropping out of college she was discovered and began to draw for comic companies as a cover artist. During this time, she was influenced from drawing others
characters, so she finally started to write. After a couple years she then solely began to take on commissions, with one or two...