Ilya Avakov is a gifted artist with a degree in Industrial Design from the Art Academy in the picturesque St. Petersburg. While working as an industrial designer, Ilya became a craving for drawing and illustrations. He started creating his own digital illustrations, then left the computer for genuine painting with acrylic. At the moment Ilya Avakov works with oil. A source of inspiration for him are both cars and the work of other artists. His artworks were published in many print media, including magazines and books. When he is not seized by the automotive art he loves to play football.