Huginn and Muninn Illustration
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My latest personal illustration “Huginn and Muninn” has been completed. While watching The Hobbit behind the scenes, I noticed the beautiful carving design that John Howe created of two ravens from Norse mythology – Huginn and Muninn (“thought” and “memory” depending on the translation). My husband always loved ravens, but I struggled to find a worthy context to depict them in. When I saw those two surrounded by knotwork and Yggdrasill, I immediately remembered the raven pair we filmed outside the National Museum of Wildlife Art. What a thrill it must have been to be Odin’s companions.

Mariya Prytula
Children's Illustrator
Austin, USA

Specializes in watercolor picture books, black and white middle grade interiors, and nature illustration.

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Profile updated 30th September, 2019
Member since 4th January, 2016
IPPPY Gold, INDIES Foreword Finalist, Spark Award Honor from SCBWI, NAPPA Award winner, Austin ArtBoards winner, Reader's Choice Illustration Gold Award winner
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Mariya has the exceptional ability to make fantasy more vivid and vibrant. I love the subtle texture and the outrageous detail and realism, as well as the simplicity of it. _________ The illustrations in Little Moss, Big Tree are outstanding. Light pastel watercolors fill the page and invite the reader to escape and all the trees, snail, animals, and leaves are illustrated accurately with soft hues of color. __________ You taught me what was possible and expected when working with other artists.You were so patient with me while working through an unfamiliar etiquette. It was a real kindness.
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