“I Told You There Were Fairies, Connor!”
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With spring on our heels, I wanted to revisit an idea which came to me during Inktober. While hiking in Colorado, I noticed a lovely lantern in front of a big boulder, which seemed like a perfect place for fairies to live. Their friends soon joined for a party, and it wasn’t long until neighborhood kids went to check out all the hullabaloo. Only the resident owl wasn’t too pleased!

I’ve enjoyed making this piece so much that I’ve put together a step-by-step for your viewing pleasure, which you can find at the link below.

Happy wanderings!

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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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Profile updated 28th April, 2021
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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