Natalia Sanabria is an fashion illustrator from San José, Costa Rica. Her high-spirited and colourful pieces have an enjoyable 80s nostalgia to them.
Drawing from a young age, once developing an interested in fashion, Sanabria started making collages from magazine images. She studied Graphic Design and Painting at the University of Costa Rica. Since graduating, she has worked mainly in fashion, publishing and editorial. Clients including NYLON Magazine, MAC Cosmetics, Sunglass Hut and Where GuestBook New York.
Sanabria’s work is heavily influenced by fashion and youth culture. She has named fashion designers Meadham Kirchhoff, Tsumori Chisato and Prada among her biggest influences. Her more traditional influences include artist Gustav Klimt, Toulouse Lautrec, Degas and Egon Schiele.
Sanabria is known for infusing her own personality into her work. With a very realistic style and tight pencils, she gives her illustrations movement and energy with splashes of colour and the occasional a collage. Mixing graphite, ink, and watercolours to render her emotions on the page and capture fleeting moments.