I'm happy to present my first picture book!
"And This Maria Painted Creatures" it's an illustrated fiction story based on the biography of famous Ukrainian artist Maria Prymachenko. Іn her childhood Maria was taken ill with polio, and this painful disease influenced the girl's life. But she has paints and a huge desire to draw. From the dark forest, fantastic beasts are watching Maria. They know her secret, which the girl herself does not even know yet.

Written by Svitlana Taratorina
Illustrated by Natalia Levytska
Published in Ukraine by Vydavnytsvo
Research of Prymachenko works, sketches, storyboards and first style tests:
Selected two-page spreads:
Also, Artem Fedotov made a fantastic Instagram mask with one of fantastic creatures from the book and you can try it here!
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