Layla Vladi, a German illustrator based in the Bay Area, has been creating her own unique brand of fantasy-inspired illustrations, establishing a name for herself in the art community. From her studio, Layla approaches her paintings with an atmospheric sensitivity combining shape, tone line, and color.
Layla Vladi was born and raised in Lübeck, Germany by a creative family who encouraged her to explore her artistic talent from an early age. Throughout her formative years, Layla excelled in art classes and participated in several art exhibits. She traveled to various countries due to her family’s business, finally settling in California to pursue a career in Illustration/Concept Art. As a young adult she sought a more serious outlet for her talent. Not finding the ultimate education for the type of semi-realism she sought, Layla found art related jobs to keep her motivated. Learning to paint digitally was her goal and found that opportunity at Gnomon — School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation where she learned a mixture of a more classical and modern approach. From there, she attended workshops from nationally renowned digital artists and from there began to find her own path in her creative journey.