The Lost Time series
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Last spring I got a chance to work on a personal project. The concept of time and urgency was paramount, so I decided on a concept of three girls going on an adventure to retrieve a magical hourglass and return it to Sandman, its rightful owner.

I wanted to tap into the timelessness of Peter Pan and it wasn’t until I showed it to an audience that I saw the parallels to Harry Potter. I love that the themes of survival, time, and strength run through all of those works.

For your viewing pleasure, here are “Escape from the Hornet’s Nest” and “Who’s This?” from the “Lost Time” series.

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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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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