Hello there! Nice to see you have found your way to my portfolio! I am Madli - nature lover, dedicated yogi and most of all passionate Illustrator from Estonia.

Over the last years I've lived and worked as a freelance Illustrator in the Netherlands, collaborating with creative studios and individuals to compose commercial and editorial illustrations, concept art, animation assets, book covers, picture books, pencil portraits and much more.

 

I believe the journey of an illustrator is a life-long learning curve, therefore I constantly challenge myself with new styles and projects to keep on growing my skills. I'm always up for new challenging projects, so don't hesitate to get in touch and let's find out what I could do for you!

ABOUT ME

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WHAT MY CLIENTS HAVE SAID

PEGGY KEATING BUTLER – September 2020

"Madli Silm is a delightful person and a serious artist. I needed three cover illustrations (print and ebook) for my trilogy. Madli invested the time needed to understand and direct my vision toward a unified concept for all three covers before putting "pencil to paper" to sketch her interpretations. Faithful to my vision, these sketches were far superior to any expression I could have imagined. And in composition, color, and attention to detail, the final illustrations were inspirational! Even now I am touched by their beauty. I'm amazed at my luck in finding such a talented artist and impeccable professional. Thank you, again, Madli!"

EVELIEN MEIJNERS – October 2020

“Madli is a wonderful and very talented artist! After I found her through google search, because I loved her style, I asked her to illustrate and design my birth announcement card. We had a lovely conversation and I felt immediately that I wanted to work with her. So kind, personal, thoughtful, understanding and she really helped me to think things through.

And the result is truly amazing, such a beautiful illustration, which really captures what I had in mind and even more! The whole card turned out perfect, I really love it! Also my friends really liked it, people telling me that they got goosebumps opening their mail, the illustration looks so much like us and shows so much love.

It was a true pleasure to work with Madli, she is patient, kind, fair, honest, communicates well and really wants to satisfy her client. I would recommend her without a doubt to anyone who is looking for an illustrator. Wishing her all the best and would love to work with her again!”

FARID RADJOUH – April 2020

“Thank you so much Madli for the drawing, it’s absolutely perfect. I discovered Madli on the net. For a long time I wanted to reproduce a photo of a “ROMI” leopard. The exercise seemed impossible to me as the details are important to respect the original. I asked Madli to take up the challenge. I am not disappointed with the result. It is perfect as the drawing is faithful to the original image. Well done, Madli!”

 

MARTIN VAN DER SCHALK  – March 2020

“I started following Madli on Instagram because of her outstanding pencil drawings. I couldn’t tell if those were actually black and white pictures or drawings! As it seemed nice to have “something” different on my wall I contacted Madli. I asked her if she could paint these battle-over-food White-tailed Eagles from a picture I took in Poland. She told me this would be quite a challenge, but as you can see the outcome is truly amazing. Besides being a great artist, I appreciate Madli as a very nice person. Contacts with here were very smoothly, both by e-mail and face to face. Also she has been helpful by giving some advice regarding the framing. If you’re really looking for quality, then don’t look any further!”

 

NILO MIR – January 2020

“I found one of Madli's illustrations through a Google search, looked her up and asked weather she could do an illustration for me. Not only did I get a final product which I am MORE than happy with, but the whole process with Madli was just beautiful. She is so attentive, friendly and professional, and really has the satisfaction of her costumers at heart. I look forward to collaborating with her again in the future!”

KATRE PEDAI – November 2019

“I am fascinated by everything Madli paints, that is why I have ordered already two different designs from her (a digital painting and a tattoo design) and I am super happy with both of them! She is truly forthcoming and considered all my wishes, so when I got the first versions of the designs I barely wanted any changes. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is in search for a good artist!!!”

ROBERT D'ANTONIA – October 2019

“Madli was great to work with. She was very responsive and had great input as well to my project. She was very focused on understanding what I wanted and delivery that. Most importantly she is an amazing artist and did a fantastic job with my book cover!”

KEVIN ARMAND – October 2019

"The painting Madli made for me is simply amazing! She made sure it was perfect for me and responded well to my adjustments. Furthermore she really helped me get the real essence out of my idea and where the true focus really is. The painting was a gift for my sister and I know by heart that this will be the best gift she has ever had.."

MAURICE TROMP | KUNSTSTOFF – August 2019

“Working with Madli is such a delight! She is very creative, very result driven, and extremely hard working. The end result is the best you can get and then some. And as a person, such a wonderful person!”

 

CAROLINE GALE – July 2017

“Madli, thank you so much for the beautiful drawings you have done for me. The attention to detail is just stunning and they make a wonderful addition to my home and have pride of place on my walls. I look forward to enjoying them for many years to come.”

ELEONORA PEAR – September 2020

“I stumbled upon Madlis Art on Instagram and I knew it right away…she’s the one. And it’s true! She made my dream picture come true, so fast too, because she listens to her clients, implements all their ideas and she gives her best with every drawing, as you can see. Even the details are magic! I can honestly recommend Madli to everyone who likes her style! Did I forget to mention how nice she is?!”

SOPHIE DAY – June 2020

“It has been such a blessing to have stumbled across Madli and her incredible artwork! Her kind and compassionate approach throughout has meant the world to me, as she created something very personal and close to my heart. She listened so carefully to what I was hoping for, and the final drawing is absolutely beautiful - I truly couldn't be more grateful! I have only positive things to say from this experience. She is so talented, and a lovely and approachable individual - would highly recommend!”

ERIN | H&U – June 2020

“This was my second time working with Madli. She created a beautiful logo image from my (very, very amateur) sketch. I didn't know exactly what I wanted but she advised me on what would look best and worked through a couple different versions for me. She was as friendly, communicative and professional as the first time, and very patient with me through every step of the process. She truly cares about every piece she does. I will be going to Madli for any future illustrations I may need and you can rest assured that you will never regret choosing her to draw for you. Her work is truly amazing! Thanks Madli!”

MARIA-VICTORIA SOLSTRAND – May 2020

“Madli is an exceptionally talented artist and a professional with the highest standards of excellence. She produced an exquisite book cover for me and she will - without hesitation - be my first choice on all future illustration projects. Madli is a lovely person and a pure delight to work with. I give her my highest recommendation.”

ERIN | H&U – March 2020

“I found Madli on Instagram and loved her work immediately. She is very approachable and professional, and communication with her is great. She has a knack for understanding exactly what you're after and delivers it perfectly. She asks the right questions and makes great suggestions if you're not quite sure what you want. And she isn't afraid to exercise her initiative when you give her free reign, to amazing effect. I know I'll need further work in the future and I'll be going straight back to her - no need to look around, you won't find better work”

 

KIRSTEN BEVERLEY-WATERS | THRYVE  – January 2020

“I cannot say enough wonderful things about Madli or her work. Her ability to hone in on the smallest details and capture the energy of the work is impeccable. She is professional, responsive, and the best artist and illustrator I’ve ever worked with on a project. She is someone I will continue to utilize for many projects to come!”

 

ROEL ROZENDAAL – December 2019

“Working with Madli had been an amazing experience.. she has been able to take my verbal description of this mental picture I had and convert it into an illustration which showed exactly what I had in mind. In addition, she responds very swiftly and is very kind in general to deal with. Five out of five stars!”

 

ROBIN ALBERSEN | BUILDING RETAIL – November 2019

“Working with Madli is a great pleasure, the communication is very nice and she understands perfectly what my wishes were for a painting / illustration. The speed of delivering is amazing, and the quality of the work is out of this world. I am a great fan of her work and will definitely recommend her in my network. Great work!!”

EVE BUSHER | 5WHYS CONSULTING – 2018

“I will fall short in words alone, to express how much Madli's art and mind have brought to my life, in both personal and business arenas.

We first met online in June of 2016, when I was searching for an artist for a personal project. Madli had such patience, and catered to so many little changes I wanted...her level of customer service is amazing! She was not happy until I was happy....and she detected my smallest hesitation, and offered alternatives with grace and professionalism. 

When I formed my own business in early February of 2018, I wanted a very particular expression for my logo and business cards.

I reconnected with Madli...and the result was astounding! I receive so many compliments for the unique and creative look for my logo....it has deep meaning for me, and I am forever grateful for Madli's help in expressing the age-old thought "as above, so below".  She also rendered my logo into a beautiful full-scale work of art for my office wall!

When my sister's partner wanted to have her children's book illustrated...guess who I contacted? And the result was a work of love, again.  My whole family were amazed at Madli's artistic expression of the creativity and tenderness of this new author's words. I have many projects spinning around in my head at all times....and I will stay connected with this beautiful lady Madli Silm."​

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