Sova HUOVA freelance illustrator and creative

Sova works as a freelance illustrator and art teacher and she's the person behind a small brand called Nesting Spirits.

She loves to show the magic of the life we already live. She tries to wake people up by creating her own small world full of adventure where reality meets the otherworlds. Her aim is to encourage searching for secrets in nature and enjoying daily adventures. She's interested in storytelling and visual storytelling.

Nesting Spirits are inspired by myths, folktales and nature, by simple life full of beauty and magic. The illustrations are influenced by Sova's studies of ancient religions, folklore and analytical psychology. They try to connect with the spectator's soul and fill the grey days with warm and charming visuals.

Nesting Spirits want ancient stories to live, to be told and inspire.

Sova also teaches her illustration techniques in her online classes on SKILLSHARE where she tries to focus on simple topics for wide audience.



  • Painting (watercolor, gouache, digital)
  • Illustration and graphic design
  • Jewelry design
  • Video editing
  • Photo editing
  • Teaching art classes


  • Creative Cloud (Ps, Ai, Pr, Lr)
  • CorelDRAW, Krita
  • Zoner Photostudio
  • Wondershare Filmora
  • Drawing on iPad Pro/Wacom


Czech, English, French


Photography, fashion design and sewing, blogging, writing and academic writing, mythology and folklore


  • Currently studying slowly with little kids: MA Religious Studies /Celtic, Slavic, Norse religion, psychology, folklore (anthropology), Latin and Old Norse/
  • BA – Religious Studies, Charles University in Prague
  • Gymnázium Jana Nerudy, Prague (grammar school) /final exams from Art and History of art/
Art classes
  • Atelier Draw Planet – classes on urban sketching
  • Atelier Montmartre – classes on visual storytelling with Juliána Chomová
  • Online classes - SVS learn, Skillshare
  • Watercolor Workshops with Klára Stodolová
  • History of Art seminary on Gymnázium Jana Nerudy
  • Art School Nad Klamovkou (Prague) – classes on art techniques, ceramics and crafts

Intensive Courses of Sewing and Fashion Design (by Anique Mirée)


Freelance Illustrator and Creative – 2013 - current

Teacher on Skillshare (more than 2000 students) – 2016 - current

Watercolor basics: Classes for individuals - 2017 - current

Running a small brand called Nesting Spirits (e-shop with art prints and jewelry) – 2016 - current

Art Teacher in Park Lane International School in Prague (kids 4 – 8 years) 2014 - 2016

Internship in Couture Salon Anique Mirée 2013 - 2014

Projects and Experience

Botanical Garden in Prague

Illustrated children's guides for botanical garden

Hout Bay House Project in South Africa

Educational illustrated materials with games and a comic for kids

Poster designs (for freelancers and academic poster designs)

Wedding invitations

Logo designs for personal use

Lettering & Calligraphy (envelopes, family tree and others)

Mini comic – Tibetan Fairy Tale (for Tibetan Studies, Charles University in Prague)

The King's Secret

Jewelry, product and packaging designs for Nesting Spirits

Printable Christmas packaging and enamel pin



@nestingspirits (Instagram)


BLOG: sovahuova.tumblr.com

SHOP: http://nestingspirits.tictail.com

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