Meet the 11-year-old art prodigy

About Isabella

Isabella is a talented 11-year-old aspiring artist from Auckland, New Zealand

You or your kids may have seen her amazing drawings on TikTok and Instagram. Where a little girl draws like a professional artist on the same level and with the same passion. Some say she is one of the youngest kids in the world being able to achieve such realism in her art. But who is the child behind @isabellaclever?

Isabella Brazhnikova was born in Auckland, New Zealand. She began drawing at the age of 2. Her mum was an artist and has shared her love of art and drawing with her daughter and started teaching her the basics. Since a young age, Isabella loved all living creatures either it would be under the sea or on land, all excited her. Her early drawings were full of animals filling the page completely. At age 3 it was ocean creatures, at age of five 100s of cats doing crazy things filled each of her artworks, all cats with their own emotions and a funny sense of humor as if she is telling us a story.

At Age 8 Isabella had a period of drawing creative animals and fantasy creatures, making each artwork exciting and full of colour. Isabella has been able to create amazing drawings that will grab any person’s attention. It only when she was 10 that she got her hands on her mum’s professional colour pencils and the strong pigment and waxiness made each of her drawing look very realistic.

When she brought her work to school. It was very upsetting for her when children, adults and even some teachers didn’t believe that such realistic Artwork was created by her, so she decided to create a YouTube account to prove to everyone that she created these drawings herself, yes, just an 11 year old girl. Recently she created a TikTok account and after a couple of months she has acquired more than 350 000 followers organically and some of her speed drawings quickly accumulated millions of views.

Isabella’s passion is wild life hyperrealism. Her artwork is highly detailed with beautiful animals looking at you, you can almost feel the breathing. Isabella’s artwork is becoming very popular with international orders coming in and private pet portrait commissions keep her busy.

Isabella is an artist to keep an eye on as she is set to continue rising in the art world.