Sandra Rilova

She was born in the Spanish countryside and now lives and works as a freelance illustrator in Burgos, Spain. She has a bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, and graduated in the cycle of illustration of the escola EINA, in Barcelona. She began her career as an illustrator in 2017, since then, she has work in different creative projects, such as illustrating books, editorial, book covers, advertising or institutional.
Her work is full of contrasts, sensitive and graphic. Although her specialty is illustration, she also likes to give life to her art through animation and motion design.


Sophie’s World  by Jostein Gaarder. Published by The Folio Society. 2019.
Donkeyskin. Charles Perrault. Retold by Sofia Rhei. Nevsky Books, 2017.
The Queen of Spades. Alexandr Pushkin. Nevsky Books, 2016.


My work has been featured in some international Awards:


Finalist in the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition 2020
Shortlisted in the Book Illustration category at the V&A Illustration Awards 2020
Finalist in the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition 2018 
Finalist in the Silent Book Contest 2018Gianni De Conno Award 
Selected for the World Illustration Awards. WIA 2017
Chosen at Latin American Ilustración 5
Selected at Ilustrarte 2016 – 7th Biennial of Children’s Book Illustration
Selected on the VI Iberoamerican Catalog of Illustration  2016