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 picture books, book covers, black and white middle grade interiors, and nature illustration. Water based media is my jam but Procreate is a close second!

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Member since 4th January, 2016
IPPPY Gold, INDIES Foreword Finalist, Spark Award Honor from SCBWI, Moonbeam Award Best Illustrator, NAPPA Award winner, Austin ArtBoards winner, Reader's Choice Illustration Gold …
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Prytula’s painted illustrations are fantastic, rendering realistic, incredibly detailed nature scenes with swirls of color and texture. - Kirkus Review _________ 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. - Client feedback
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