Udayana was born in Russia, but grew up in Mexico City. She can’t remember ever not drawing. She studied product design in Mexico, and did her masters in Italy. Life took her back to Mexico, then to the UK and finally to Vancouver, Canada, where she currently resides with her husband and two kids. It was in England that she decided to become an illustrator. She took online classes and practiced a lot from her home studio. She carries a sketchbook where she draws whatever catches her attention, mostly people or animals.
Udayana does her best to reduce her use of plastic, especially during grocery shopping, where she makes sure to read the labels to avoid harmful products. She also buys biodegradable soaps, detergents and shampoo.