Natalie Theil

Natalie Theil

[BFA] Drawing

I have never been able to put down my pencil. My sketchbooks are full of studies from life. Ever since I was young, I’ve been enamored with figures; faces, bodies, hands—the folds of someone’s clothing, the dull shine of buttons or the frames of their glasses. I draw to understand form. I draw to understand how things work, the mechanics of bodies. I apply this to characters and animations in my current work.  This work explores conflict as a visual manifestation of internal feelings, informed by my own experiences and sprinkled with my understanding of queerness. The drawn characters and animations possess thoughts, feelings and actions that a viewer can identify with.


Born September 15th, 2000 and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. Queer as hell. Hopefully enjoying a long nap.