Natanya was one of my life drawing models back when I first attended American Academy of Art. I did many drawings of Natanya during my years there- quick sketches, full drawings , and oil paintings.
Besides being a fantastic model, Natanya was one of the nicest people I had met at the Academy. She became friends many of the students and even met her husband, artist Kyle Bice, there.
Natanya was always my favorite model. When I was about to start the on going Stormy Tempest feature for AC Comics, I wanted to have a consistent look for the main character. Natanya agreed to the part and took the time to pose for the stories that I had thumbnailed out. Sometimes she played more than one character in the script.
In addition to her former modeling work, Natanya is on stage in 2 of Chicago's best burlesque shows: The Belmont Burlesque Revue and the Kiss Kiss Cabaret. Both shows are incredibly entertaining and are worth seeing at least once if not multiple times.
Natanya Rubin has been a big help to my career and and a good friend for over a decade. I feel very lucky to have had her be a part of my endeavors.