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About Nadia Axel

I'm Nadia Axel - also known as Nadiaxel on Youtube. I am a Danish freelance illustrator and Youtuber located in the capital area of Denmark.

My early artwork was influenced a lot by Japanese pop culture which I discovered at a young age through comics. In more recent years, I've been very aware and curious about the direction of my style and have evolved several drawing styles that I can switch between depending on the type of work I do or the mood I’m in. I find it incredibly exciting to be able to draw very simplified and expressive cartoon characters one day, and elaborate semi-realistic illustrations the next.

Comics have always been one of my main sources of inspiration. I get spellbound by deep characters, a story that plays with your feelings, and twists no one saw coming. As much as I love designing characters and drawing illustrations, comics hold a special place in my heart and are an endless source of inspiration for me. I strive to knit the creation of comics more and more into my work - as personal projects as well as professional jobs.

I have always had a "secret" passion for video creation. Since I was young I was always obsessed with video cameras and creating narratives. Back in 2015, I tried, for the first time, combining illustrations with the video format and uploaded my very first drawing time-lapse on Youtube. By combining drawing and video, I found the perfect formula that would allow me to express myself. Today my Youtube community has grown to over 300.000 subscribers who love art (probably) as much as I do.

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As an artist who is 100% self-taught, I cannot even start to express my gratitude towards all the experienced artists who uploaded drawing tutorials in the very early years of Youtube. As I grew into a competent digital artist and my skills developed, I took it upon myself to help other aspiring digital artists get started on their journey. I want to contribute to the art community with guides and tutorials so I'm sure that the next generation of digital artists knows where and how to start their journey.

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Just Damned Business

Even if you've only seen a fraction of my content, you'll know that I love demon characters. My favorite original characters have a comic of their own called Just Damned Business and you can read it right here on my website, or enjoy the vertical format over on WEBTOON.

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