Natalia Salvador's illustration examples

Custom Illustrations

Picture of the illustrator and graphic designer Natalia Salvador

Hello! I’m Natalia, an artist at heart living in Granada (Spain). With a degree in Fine Arts and over a decade of professional experience in illustration and graphic design, I can proudly say that art has been in my blood since I can remember. A few years ago, I was honored as the winner of the international Illustrators of the Future contest, an achievement that fills me with joy and drives me to continue exploring new creative frontiers.

My illustrations have brought pages of books to life and have been part of exciting projects that go beyond the borders of imagination.

Want to learn how it works? Here are the main steps I follow:


Initial Consultation

To start, I need you to immerse me in your thoughts and dreams. Tell me everything necessary: from detailed descriptions to reference images.
If you have a deadline, let me know! I’ll do my best to adapt my schedule to deliver your custom illustration on time.



Step 2: Illustration sketches

Here is where the magic begins! I’ll send you 2–3 sketches, on which you can suggest changes to character poses, elements, or their location to further personalize your illustration. It’s essential that you share your thoughts clearly and in detail to ensure that results meet what you have in mind.


Drawing and Color Tests

After the sketch approval, I’ll work on creating a more defined drawing to which I’ll add color roughs (or value roughs in the case of monochrome illustrations). Once again, I’ll send you this version for approval. At this stage, you can still request small changes like adding accessories or adjusting the color palette.

Step 3: drawing with color roughs


Final Illustration

Step 4: Final illustration

Once you’re delighted with the drawing and colors, it’s time to take your vision to the next level! I’ll proceed to create the final personalized illustration and send you a low–resolution file for review and approval. This is the perfect time to suggest small adjustments if necessary! Your opinion is crucial to ensure that every detail is to your liking and that the illustration brings a smile to your face.

Professionalism, attention to detail and excellence (Hands protecting a medal with a heart and three stars around it)


I work on each and every one of my illustrations with care, paying attention to every detail to create works that are not only visual but also convey emotions and stories. My goal is always to exceed expectations!

Hand-drawn (hand holding a pencil)


I don’t use artificial intelligence; the hands will have just the right amount of fingers!

Customization (open Pantone palette illustration)


You’ve read about how I work above. Thanks to this process, organized into different steps, we’ll work hand in hand to create a completely personalized illustration. I’ll maintain communication at all times and address any questions that may arise, leaving no loose ends.

Timely delivery (calendar with checkmark illustration)

Timely delivery

Once your order has begun, I commit to delivering it on the agreed-upon date. My experience has given me the skills to organize my time and work to meet deadlines.

Picture of the illustration created for Daniel R.

“Wonderful work by Natalia on this portrait. Many thanks to the artist for her dedication and effort to make this gift something unique full of emotion and magic”.

— Daniel R.
Private client
Letters from the Fairies project sample pages

“Natalia has exceptional illustration skills and is an excellent communicator. She exceeded my expectations and provided a very professional experience. I definitely recommend her!”

— Zoe B.
Letters from the Fairies
Book cover for Jonathan H.

“Excellent communication throughout the process, and I love the final result for my book.”

— Jonathan H.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact me with information and scope of your project at

This depends on several factors, including the complexity of the order and the other projects I’m working on. As a general rule, I usually follow these times:

However, if you need the order by a certain date, we can discuss it without any problem to adjust my schedule as much as possible.

Sure, just let me know in the form. Take into account I cannot work larger than A4 and that there’ll be an additional shipping time after completion.

It depends on how busy my schedule is. Whenever possible, I’ll start as soon as I receive the first payment. But don’t worry, as we’ll discuss this beforehand.